December 24, 2002
In September 2002, college graduates had the highest volunteer rate among educational attainment groups.
Among persons 25 years of age and over, 43.6 percent of college graduates volunteered during the year. This was double the volunteer rate of high school graduates with no college experience and more than four times the rate of high school dropouts.
These data are from a supplement to the September 2002 Current Population Survey. Find out more in "Volunteering in the United States," news release USDL 02-686.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, College grads have highest volunteer rate on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/dec/wk4/art02.htm (visited November 29, 2015).
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