2 over the prior year totaling 784836 students

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Unformatted text preview: ear, statewide enrollment in full-time equivalent (FTE) students rose 1.2% over the prior year, totaling 784,836 students. Furthermore, the State Demography Office is projecting a gain of 1.2% between 2010 and 2011, and 1.4% between 2011 and 2012 in the population of school-age children over the next few years. Colorado ranked 15th in the nation in the percentage of residents with a high school degree or equivalent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey. The percentage of Colorado residents who have at least a high school diploma in 2010 was 89.7%, up from 89.3% in 2009. According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ Projections of Education Statistics to 2020, public enrollment in elementary and secondary schools across the nation is projected to increase nearly 7% between 2008 and 2020, compared to 18% estimated growth for Colorado. Colorado ranks 6th in the largest projected gain among the 37 states with forecast enrollment increases between 2008...
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