High School Benchmarks

High School Benchmarks

This year’s report features a first look at the effect of COVID-19 on the immediate college enrollment rate of the high school graduating class of 2020, as well as an update to the national benchmarks of high school to college transition, persistence, and completion rates for the recent high school graduate cohorts.

High School Benchmarks –  2019

High School Benchmarks – 2019

This seventh annual report provides the most current data on high school graduates’ postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion outcomes. It provides the most relevant benchmarks for evaluating and monitoring progress in assisting students to make the transition from high school to college. This year’s report examines the immediate college enrollment for high school graduating class of 2018, persistence for class of 2016, and completion for class of 2012. We continue to see large gaps between higher-income and low-income high schools on all fronts.

High School Benchmarks –  2018

High School Benchmarks – 2018

Our sixth annual report provides the most updated data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. The report provides the most relevant benchmarks for evaluating and monitoring progress in assisting students to make the transition from high school to college.

High School Benchmarks –  2017

High School Benchmarks – 2017

Our fifth annual report provides the most updated data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. The report provides the most relevant benchmarks for evaluating and monitoring progress in assisting students to make the transition from high school to college.

High School Benchmarks – 2016

High School Benchmarks – 2016

Our fourth annual report provides new data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. The data in this report are presented for students from different types of high schools, such as low versus higher income and low versus high minority, to enable more focused discussions, particularly about low income and minority students traditionally not well served by higher education.

High School Benchmarks – 2015

High School Benchmarks – 2015

Our third annual report provides new data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes, including completions in STEM fields. Data are presented for students from different types of high schools, such as low versus higher income and low versus high minority, to enable more focused discussions about low income and minority students traditionally not well served by higher education.

High School Benchmarks – 2014

High School Benchmarks – 2014

Our second annual report provides high school-to-college transition rates for graduates of public non-charter, public charter, and private high schools. For students of public non-charter high schools the rates are reported in 12 categories based on the school-level demographic and geographic characteristics.

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