Listen to research highlights of our new “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates,” from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “For the first time, this report allows us to see how high schools are faring as they move students on to college. For example, we found that for higher income, low minority, urban public high schools, 70 percent of graduates went on to college in the fall of 2012. This is the highest rate for all public high school graduates. Higher income, rural schools had the next highest college enrollment for fall 2012, at 65 percent. Higher income, high minority, urban high schools fall 2012 college enrollment rate was 62 percent. Students from low income schools had the lowest rates. Fifty-five percent from low-income, low minority urban schools went to college in the fall of 2012, while only 50 percent from low income, rural schools did so. As this report will be released annually, it will help high schools learn what works for improving college access for their students.”
To read this and any of our other research reports, visit www.nscresearchcenter.org.