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This book aims to provide a general manual of English Literature for students in colleges and universities and others beyond the high-school age.
Our own analysis of the 1992 National Education Longitudinal Study (National Center for Education Statistics, 1992) found that 84% of high-school seniors planned to get a 2- or 4-year college degree.
Although 84% of high-school seniors expect a degree, only 41% of high-school graduates age 30-34 actually have college degrees (Digest of Educational Statistics 1999, 1999).
Indeed, about 31% of college entrants get no college credits at all, including over 52% of students with high-school grades of C or lower (Rosenbaum, 2001).
If you need proof, consider this: while more students than ever are taking "college-level" courses in high school, more students than ever in college are taking "high-school" level courses.
For more than a century the department of education has collected data on the number of high-school diplomas awarded each year.
By this measure, high-school graduation rates have soared dramatically since the late 1800s.