WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, JUNE 3: GRADUATION TIME
Profile America — Thursday, June 3rd. It's time for gowns, carnations, smiling parents, and diplomas. This is the season for graduations — with ceremonies being held all over the country for students from kindergarten to graduate school. In the U.S., there are more than 75 million students at all levels of schooling — over 40 million from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, just over 16 million in high school and more than 19 million in college. High school graduation rates have grown steadily through the years, so that now, over eight-out-of-10 young adults have a diploma. The rate for college graduates has also grown. In 1970, less than 11 percent of Americans had a college degree — today, that figure is almost 30 percent. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 214, 224
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau