Nearly 40 percent of Oregon high school grads don't go to college

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The share of Oregon high school graduates who enroll in college remains stubbornly low, suggesting thousands will be shut out of good-paying jobs, new figures show.

Among Oregon's high school class of 2011, just 61 percent enrolled in a college or community college anywhere in the country by fall 2012, according to the nation's premier source of college enrollment data,the National Student Clearinghouse.

That means Oregon high schools trail the nation at propelling students into college. Nationally, 68 percent of high school graduates enroll in college the fall after high school the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

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