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SDOH-2 Proportion of high school completers who were enrolled in college the October immediately after completing high school

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
68.1 (2010)
Target: 
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: 
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Enrollment in college is associated with health outcomes and influenced by a number of complex contextual factors. The objective will be tracked for informational purposes.
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 16-24 years who were enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college the October immediately after graduating from high school or obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) certificate

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 16-24 years the October immediately after graduating from high school or obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) certificate

Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2010 Current Population Survey School Enrollment Supplement:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Was ... attending or enrolled in a regular school or college in October 2009, that is, October of last year?

    1. Yes
    2. No

    What grade or year was ... attending last year?

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
    6. 6
    7. 7
    8. 8
    9. 9
    10. 10
    11. 11
    12. 12
    13. 1st year of college (freshman)
    14. 2nd year of college (sophomore)
    15. 3rd year of college (junior)
    16. 4th year of college (senior)
    17. 1st year of graduate school
    18. 2nd year or higher of graduate school

    [NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

    In what calendar year did ... complete high school?

    1. 2010
    2. 2009 or before
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Enrollment in college as of October of each year for individuals ages 16–24 who completed high school during the preceding 12 months. High school completion includes General Educational Development (GED) certificate recipients.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
New objective in 2012.