Publication Date: February 2011
Overview: Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, this report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic characteristics for the Virginia public high school class of 2008. The study finds that overall, 62 percent of Virginia’s 2008 public high school graduates enroll in a degree-granting institution within one year after graduation. Enrollment rates, both generally and in two-year versus four-year institutions, vary by student demographic and other characteristics including diploma type, CTE concentration completion, and reading or algebra II proficiency. A caveat of the study is that its findings underestimate actual enrollment rates, possibly by as much as 12 percentage points overall, for a variety of reasons related to the construction of the dataset.
Read the full report here