College Enrollment by Race 2018

Our most recent post reported college enrollment and persistence rates for APS schools. This post presents the same data, but also shows the results by race.

In the first graph, we can see that the district’s college enrollment rate for black students in 2017 was 59%, but there is large variation by school- from 84% at Drew to 44% at Carver1. Jackson High had a 100% college enrollment rate for white students, but this data point represents only 15 students.

The next graph includes data on the percentage of students who remained enrolled the following year. This graph looks at the high school class of 2017, because the 2018 class has not yet reached their second year. Use the Race/Ethnicity filter to view different groups.

The last graph shows enrollment trends over time2. Use the race/ethnicity, school, and outcome filters to customize your view.

For more details on the college enrollment data, see the previous post or the college enrollment brief. If you would like to know about similar posts, please subscribe to the blog.


  1. Students are counted as enrolled if they are enrolled in a post-secondary institution by October 1st following their high school graduation.
  2. College enrollment rates are calculated by matching data from the National Student Clearinghouse to APS records. An improvement in the matching algorithm has led to a slight increase for some previous years compared to past reports.