More Hawaii high school seniors enrolling in college

May 31, 2012  |   |  Comments
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More Hawaiʻi public school graduates are going to college, according to a recent report from Hawaiʻi P-20.

Fifty-three percent of Hawaiʻi’s public high schools’ class of 2011 enrolled in college for the fall semester following their commencement, an increase of three percent over the previous years’ graduating class enrollment.

The increase in college-going rates and college preparation is reported in an annual study recently issued by Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education.

The College and Career Readiness Indicators report presents information on how well Hawaiʻi public school graduates are prepared to meet the Department of Education’s Vision of a High School Graduate. It is an annual collaboration between the Department of Education and the University of Hawaiʻi, and is coordinated by Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnerships for Education.

“The College and Career Readiness Indicators report is an important tool that provides the information we need to see if our state is improving the college-going rate of our public high school students, and to gauge progress on their assessments and college remediation rates,” said Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education Executive Director Karen Lee. “This information is invaluable to the Hawaiʻi P–20 mission of 55 percent of working age adults having a two- or four-year college degree by 2025.”

According to the report, the University of Hawaiʻi remains the top choice for students, with 40 percent of the class of 2011 enrolled in one of 10 UH campuses for the fall 2011 semester. This represents 80 percent of those graduates who entered college.

Read more in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscription required).

Adapted from a Hawaiʻi P–20 news release.

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