More Kentucky high-school graudates from 2010 have enrolled in college than any other year on record, and Jessamine County’s class is ahead of the curve.
The P-20 Data Collaborative calculated the college-going rates for the more than 43,000 public high-school graduates from 2010. A report from the group says 61.4 percent of these graduates have enrolled in college; Jessamine County’s rate was 62.6 percent.
The Kentucky High School Feedback Report includes individual reports for 228 public high schools in the state and is based on 2010-2011 college enrollment data, not surveys of students.
In addition to including information about each of Kentucky’s public high schools, the report includes comparable data about school districts, the proportion from each school that went to college and the types of schools they are attending, ACT scores and information by race and family income. At total of 74.7 percent of West Jessamine High School’s 2010 graduates have enrolled in college; that figure is 58.8 percent for East Jessamine. Data from The Providence School was not available.
The rates are not comparable to previous college-going rates that included private high schools, but collaborative executive director Charles McGrew estimated the current rate represents a significant increase over the last rate for public schools. Because the data sets are different from prior years, report administrators advised against comparing the rates directly to earlier percentages of college enrollment.
According to the report, of the 2010 graduates currently enrolled in college, about 92 percent are enrolled at in-state colleges or universities. The highest numbers are at the University of Kentucky (2,638) and Western Kentucky University (2,391). Of the 8 percent enrolled in out-of-state schools, Indiana University Southeast had the highest number enrolled at 145.
For the 503 Jessamine County graduates, Bluegrass Community and Technical College was the most common destination, with 110 graduates enrolled there. UK and Eastern Kentucky University were next, with 50 and 43, respectively. Fourteen graduates stayed in the county and attended Asbury University in Wilmore.
The P-20 Data Collaborative created the reports with input from a focus group that represented schools, districts, school board members and parents who helped identify information that was needed.
To see the report, including individual high-school and district information, go to http://kentuckyp20.ky.gov/DataReports.aspx.
Source: KPA News Content Service