The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released their second annual report providing high school-to-college transition rates for graduates of public non-charter, public charter, and private high schools.
Although the report presents data for public charters and private high schools, data for public non-charter high schools provide a robust and detailed look at college access broken down according to low income and higher income; low minority and high minority; and urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the data revealed distinct disparities between low and higher income high schools, regardless of the geographic location or demographic makeup. For example, students from low income, high minority, urban high schools immediately enrolled in college at a rate of 51%, where as students from higher income, high minority, urban high schools enrolled in college at a rate of 61%. Another finding of interest was difference in two-year and four-year college going rates, which revealed that students from higher income schools regardless of low/high minority status were more likely to immediately enroll at four-year institutions.
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