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.

Some College, No Degree – 2019

Some College, No Degree – 2019

This report offers insights about students’ subsequent enrollments and completions, based on the most current national data that tracks individual students over time and across institutions and across state lines since the first Some College, No Degree report was released in 2014.

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.

Yearly Success & Progress Rates – 2017

Yearly Success & Progress Rates – 2017

By the end of year four, 40.5 percent of individuals who began college in fall 2010 as full-time degree-seeking students had completed a postsecondary credential, while 24.5 percent were no longer enrolled. By the end of year six, 61.1 percent had graduated, while 28.5 percent had left college without earning a credential.

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.

Yearly Success & Progress Rates – 2016

Yearly Success & Progress Rates – 2016

This snapshot goes beyond traditional measures of postsecondary attainment by tracking the fall 2009 entering cohort over time, and showing persistence, stop-out, and completion rates at the end of each subsequent academic year. The model tracks outcomes for both full-time and part-time starters, and takes spring and summer terms into account.

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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