Enrolled college students represent six percent of the total population of the United States, according to data from the National Center of Education Statistics. The percentage varies greatly by state, with the District of Columbia (14 percent), New Hampshire (11 percent, and Utah (11 percent) with the highest percentages of the population in college. Important to understand that his is a percentage of total population of all ages. Greyer states may impact the data, as would mass migration of college students due to large, selective institutions within certain states (e.g., Washington, DC).
SOURCE: SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Various Tables used by the Educational Policy Institute.