WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
BACK TO SCHOOL
Profile America — Sunday, August 16th. It's still summer break for many kids, but already in progress is one of the nation's largest seasonal events; one that exchanges leisure for classroom study. It's back to school time. From nursery school to college, over 77 million students are headed to the classroom — that's more than one-out-of-four of the total U.S. population age 3 and over. Of the 8.5 million Americans ages 20 and 21 years old, over 50 percent are enrolled in college. For women, that figure nears 56 percent. Nursery school or kindergarten enrollment is about 8.8 million. There are nearly 33 million students in elementary schools and 16.5 million high school students. Some 264,000 high school students are over the age of 25. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
All Races table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau