Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever | Pew Research Center

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1790","attributes":{"class":"media-image size-full alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","alt":""}}]]Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.That’s because in 2007 U.S. births surpassed 4.3 million – a feat not seen since 1957, when college enrollment was less common. Based on trends today, demographers can make certain assumptions about what share of those children will eventually graduate from high school and go on to college. According to the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE), the high school class of 2025 will be the largest and most ethnically diverse class we’ve ever seen. Source: Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever | Pew Research Center