Each year the Colorado Department of Higher Education tracks how many students from each of the state’s school districts go to college. They also track whether those students choose to go to an in-state or out-of-state institution.
Among the findings in this year’s report: 55.3 percent of the 2013 high school graduating class enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the fall immediately following graduation. The college-going rate is down nearly 2 percent from then in 2012.
Additionally, enrollment rates declined for all racial and ethnic groups with the exception of Asian students. Slightly more than 70 percent of graduating seniors in 2013 enrolled at a four-year institution and 28 percent enrolled at a two-year college. Hispanic students are the most likely to enroll at a two-year college, while Asian students are the most likely to enroll at a four-year institution.
This data is collected and presented as part of an annual legislative report on postsecondary success of high school graduates.
Use this database to find your district’s college-going rate. And read our story about other key findings in the report here.