January 16, 2022

U.S. Census Releases School Enrollment in the United States: 2015 Datasets and Visualizations (K-12 & Higher Ed )

Data tables (xls and and csv formats) and data visualizations re: school enrollment in the United States, 2015  were released today by the U.S. Census.

Direct to 2015 Data Tables

[Tables provide] information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school (public or private) and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of  enrollment in a grade appropriate for their age, and the percentage of young adults enrolled in college.

Direct to Historical Data Tables

2015 School Enrollment Data Highlights

  • There were 77.1 million people enrolled in school at all levels in October 2015  (1.5 million fewer than in 2010), which was 25.3 percent of the population age 3 and older.
  • College and university enrollment (undergraduate and graduate) in 2015 was 19.1 million, a decrease of 1.2 million below the level reached in 2010 at 20.3 million.
  • Over the past decade, enrollment in private schools declined by 1.4 million at all levels from pre-K to college.
  • School enrollment of Hispanic students at all levels grew 35.5 percent in the 10 years from 2005 to 2015.
  • The percentage of high school dropouts ages 18 to 24 decreased from 11.3 percent in 2005 to 6.4 percent in 2015.
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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.