According to the fourth annual, High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates, 45 percent of students graduating in the class of 2009 from higher-income high schools completed a college degree by 2015, compared to 24 percent of students from low-income schools.
The 2016 High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates reveals major gaps between low-income and higher income high school students in both post-graduation college enrollment and college degree attainment.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released the third annual High School Benchmarks Report for high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students. This year’s report included a supplemental feature that presents postsecondary outcomes for graduates of high-poverty schools
50 Percent of STEM Degrees Earned in Social Sciences and Psychology – It is projected that the job growth in STEM occupations will be much higher than in non-STEM occupations and on average, they will have higher earnings. However, six-year completion rates in the STEM fields were relatively low among high school graduates.
Policy Leaders Discuss 2015 High School Benchmarks Report and Pathways to Higher Education and Training
As more of us are discovering, the economy and society are demanding higher levels of education and training. The pathways to attaining them are growing not only longer, but more complex. The latest High School Benchmarks report analyzes the college enrollment and completion rates of high school graduates to provide better tools for high schools, districts and policy leaders.
Latest High School Benchmarks Report Offers New Insights on the High School-to-College Transition of Students
In its second annual national level report, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released benchmarks for high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students.