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Community College Month: April 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.45

From Census.gov  /  Newsroom  /  News Releases  /  School Enrollment Rises Slightly in 2021:

DEC. 20, 2022 — The enrollment rate at U.S. schools rose slightly between 2020 and 2021, as approximately 1% more people under age 35 enrolled in school, according to data tables released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey…

College enrollment remained low in 2021, with total college enrollment of 17.3 million, falling below pre-pandemic levels for the second straight year…

  • Despite a similar level of high school graduation for 18- to 24-year-olds (approximately 89% in both 2021 and 2020), college enrollment declined for this group, from 40% in 2020 to 38% in 2021.
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Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), School Enrollment Supplement.

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