Sunday, January 31, 2010

Higher ed rankings: Preparation, participation, and completion

I love for their great displays of comparative data. For example, in the graphs of their "success" section, it's easy to see how Kentucky compares to other states.

Under Preparation for College, Kentucky ranks:
  • 24th in number of 2007 high ACT and SAT scores (80th percentile and above) per 1,000 high school graduates.
  • 27th in 2006 public high school graduation rate (defined as public high school graduates divided by public school number of 9th graders four years earlier.
  • 31st in number of 2007 AP exam scores per 1,000 high school juniors and seniors.
Under College Participation, we rank:
  • 21st in 2007 percent of 18 to 24 year olds enrolled in college.
  • 22nd in 2007 enrollment of 25 to 49 year olds as a percent of 25 to 49 year-olds with no bachelors degree or higher.
  • 27th in 2006 college-going rates of high school graduates direct from college.
  • 28th in 2006 9th graders chance for college by age 19.
And under College Progress and Completion, we rank:
  • 9th in 2007 retention rates of first-time college freshmen returning their second year at two-year public institutions.
  • 31st in 2006 college pipeline transition and completion rates from 9th grade to college.
  • 35th in 2007 three-year graduation rates for associate students.
  • 36th in 2007 six-year graduation rates for bachelor students.
  • 38th in 2007 retention rates - first-time college freshmen returning their second year at four-year public institutions.

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