Free College Tracking Report

Every year the Research team at The BERC Group aggregates, analyzes and publishes college attendance, persistence, and graduation data on students in Washington State. Recently, the Research team updated data for the 2004 to 2010 graduating classes and added new data for the 2011 graduating class. This data is free for your use. Visit the College & Career Readiness page for more information on how to get a custom report for your district or school.

State:
District:
School:
Data Type:
Demographic:
College Type:
Graduation YearClass SizeCollege DirectTo Two-Year CollegeTo Four-Year CollegePersistence Rate*
20046139254.5 %29.7 %27.7 %83.2 %
20056131655.0 %29.0 %29.0 %82.6 %
20066064755.0 %29.1 %27.6 %82.7 %
20076293756.1 %29.5 %28.3 %83.2 %
20086204158.2 %31.2 %28.9 %84.3 %
20096326457.4 %31.3 %27.7 %83.3 %
20106573257.1 %30.8 %27.7 %83.2 %
20116652456.4 %29.5 %28.7 %- -

* Persistence rate data will be available for the most recent class two years after high school graduation.

NOTE: Please review the "CTDS Key" in the column to the right to aid your interpretation of the data.

CTDS Key:

 Graduation Year

Academic year end.

 Class Size

Number of high school graduates reported for that academic year.

 College Direct

Percentage of high school graduates who attended either a two-year or four-year college any time in the academic year immediately following their high school graduation. You can view a graphical represention of this above by selecting the "2-year & 4-year Colleges" option in the "College Type" drop-down filter.

 To Two-Year College

Percentage of high school graduates who attended a two-year college any time in the academic year immediately following their high school graduation. You can view a graphical represention of this above by selecting the "2-year Colleges Only" option in the "College Type" drop-down filter.

 To Four-Year College

Percentage of high school graduates who attended a four-year college any time in the academic year immediately following their high school graduation. You can view a graphical represention of this above by selecting the "4-year Colleges Only" option in the "College Type" drop-down filter.

 Persistence Rate

A calculation of the number of graduates enrolled in a college in the second academic year following their high school graduation year divided by their College Direct number.

 Graduated From College

Percentage of the high school graduating class who has reported graduation from either a two-year or four-year college within five years.

 From Two-Year College

Percentage of the high school graduating class who has reported graduation from a two-year college within five years.

 From Four-Year College

Percentage of the high school graduating class who has reported graduation from a four-year college within five years.

 
 Data Disclaimer

Results with fewer than 10 students are not shown. Results not shown may also indicate data is unavailable.

Students in college have the opportunity to block the release of their college status information thus resulting in underreporting of college enrollment and graduation rates. The percent of students doing so is relatively small, usually not greater than 3-4%. This percentage used to be lower at 1-2%, but in July 2011 NSC changed the way they handle FERPA blocks. NSC released the following statement describing the change:

"In order to enhance our protection of student privacy, we recently adopted a more conservative response to the FERPA blocking information that we receive from postsecondary institutions. Specifically, we now treat student FERPA blocks reported at any phase within their education records at a particular institution as applying to both enrollment and degree records at that institution.”

Program Evaluation

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