57 percent of Colo. kids going to college, but only 18 percent go to top tier colleges

January 10, 2019

A new report released Tuesday shows while 57 percent of all Colorado students from 2009 to 2015 went on to a college program in the fall after they graduated from a Colorado high school, only 18 percent went to one of the country’s top colleges, a list that includes local schools University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, and the United States Air Force Academy.

The report from education advocacy group A+ Colorado and the Colorado Department of Higher Education is called ” A Seat at the Table: Colorado Students’ Access to Top Colleges .” It lists each of Colorado’s 540 high schools with the rate of students enrolling in college and those enrolling in a top school.

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