Thursday, May 27, 2010

KCTCS graduation rates and Pell grants

For full-time, first-time students, here's a comparison table for the Kentucky Community and Technical System's schools.  
Pell grants go to students from low-income families. 

Jefferson has the smallest proportion of students needing Pell grants and the smallest proportion of students completing associate's degrees in three years. 

Bowling Green, the school with the highest graduation rate, has 19 percent more Pell recipients.

Southeast, the school with the highest Pell participation of all, has 24 percent more graduates.

I'm new to these numbers and will welcome any discussion of what's behind these patterns and other elements of the data.

Source note:  The information in the chart comes from the College Navigator offered by the National Center for Education Statistics.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to know more about the numbers too. From working with Pell grant eligible high school students, I know that these students aren't being told about Pell grants while in high school, information given to those families about FAFSA is very limited, and there is no help that I have found for these students to navigate the higher ed system. So does Jefferson's problems begin at the high school level? Are the high schools that feed the more successful KCTCS schools doing something different? Or is the data reflective of internal KCTCS issues? Combination of the two? That's what I'd like to know.


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