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Enrollment Ages Drop

Between 1972 and 2003, the number of students who jumped straight from high school to college increased to 64% from 49%, according to a 2005 study by the National Center for Education Statistics.

With all the Baby Boomer spawn coming on the college scene, the average age of enrollment is dropping, says Thomas Bailey, professor of education and economics at Teachers College at Columbia University.

This article, written by Brett Nelson, appeared on on April 18, 2006.

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