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Astronaut High School's Cassie Williamson reacts during the school's graduation ceremonies in Titusville Fla., May 2009. College enrollment peaked with the Class of 2009 and has been trending down since then. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today/AP/File)

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College enrollment of a graduating high school class peaked in 2009, at 70.1 percent. Now the number is down to 65.9 percent, the Labor Department reports.

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