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Education and the Texas Work Force

Exhibit 2-1

Educational Attainment of 1995’s Texas Seventh-Grade Students by 2006

Attainment Number of Students Percent of Total
7th Grade in FY 1995 290,468 100.00%
Enrolled in 8th Grade in FY 1996 260,742 89.8%
Enrolled in 9th Grade in FY 1997 250,200 86.1%
High School Graduate in FY1999-2001 178,005 61.3%
High School Graduate Enrolled in Higher Education 126,699 43.6%
Higher Education Degree or Certificate by 2006 53,025 18.3%

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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