Trends In Transitioning From High School To College
Career College Central summary:
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provides benchmarks for public high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low-income and minority students.
The High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates, which the center expects to release annually, includes a general breakdown according to demographics and type of postsecondary institution, including community colleges. The report notes that less than a third of all enrollments from higher-income, low-minority, urban high schools attended two-year institutions, compared to almost half (44 to 45 percent) of all first fall enrollments of graduates from low-income schools. On persistence, the report says that students who attended four-year institutions remained in school at higher rates than students who attended community colleges.
The report, which presents postsecondary outcomes for high school graduating classes from 2010 through 2012, is based on school-level demographic and geographic characteristics. It covers high schools graduating more than 2.3 million students over three years, or about a quarter of all U.S. high schools' graduates each year, from all 50 states.
Click through for full article content.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TIMES