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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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