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"School Enrollment: 2012"

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Nearly a half-million fewer students enrolled in college in 2012 than 2011, driven largely by fewer adult learners, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet Hispanic students' college enrollment surged by nearly 450,000 during the same time.

Census researchers found college enrollment among white students dropped by 1.1 million, and 108,000 fewer black students enrolled in 2012. As of 2012, Hispanic students made up 17 percent of the nation's nearly 20 million college students, with black students accounting for 15 percent and white students, 58 percent.

Vol. 33, Issue 03, Page 5

Published in Print: September 11, 2013, as College Enrollment
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