By Dan LevineBloomberg August 08, 2020 5:13:05For the past year, the number of people who had graduated from college and received a degree from a top school in the United States has dropped below its all-time high.
The drop is driven by students entering college with little to no experience, and by students who may not have been able to pay for a degree.
But a new report from the Pew Research Center paints a different picture.
It says the number who have gone to college at least a decade ago has been rising and may even have surpassed that of the baby boomers.
According to the report, the average age of those who have graduated from high school is 26 years old, which is up from 27 years old in 2019.
That increase has been driven by more than 10 million students entering high school this year, up from 9.2 million in the prior year.
And the number entering college is increasing, with the number going to colleges in the first four years of their education up by nearly 2 million.
For the full report, click hereThe report comes as many college-bound students are leaving their high school diplomas behind.
In the last year, more than half of the students who left high school diploma and degree programs were seniors, according to Pew.
The report does not say whether or not these students are dropping out of school and leaving behind their diplomas.
But many are worried that if they leave school without completing their degree, they could lose their scholarships or other aid.
A survey from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFA) found that for all college students who were dropped out of high school, almost half were considering leaving school altogether.
This is the second consecutive year the NASFA has reported that the number is rising, according the Associated Press.
The NASFA, which represents more than 300 colleges and universities across the United the States, released a report in January 2017 that estimated that the share of students who are dropping from high schools has risen by nearly 8% since 2014, the first year for which data is available.
The number of students leaving high school has dropped to its lowest point in 25 years, the NASPA said in a press release.
The NASPA estimates that about 8% of students are no longer in school, with another 8% in the “high-risk” category and the remaining 12% in “low-risk.”
The NASFA says it will continue to monitor these numbers closely, and will provide additional data when it is released.