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College Readiness

Description: 

The College Readiness report provides school-level results on the percentage of high school graduates from Maricopa County district and charter high schools that are college ready upon entering either the Maricopa County Community College system or one of Arizona’s three public universities the year following high school. The report includes the postsecondary outcomes of high school graduates from the classes of 2005 through 2009.

Data Source: 

College level courses include all classes categorized by the postsecondary institutions as:
 - English - Freshman English or above (courses designated as Pre-Freshman English and Other Lower Division English were not designated as college-level)
 - Mathematics - College Algebra or above (courses designated as Pre-Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and those designated as Other Lower Division Mathematics were not designated as college-level).

The overall college entrance rate for a respective high school can be calculated by adding the In-State and Out-of-State enrollment rates.

Definition of Categories in College Readiness Results:
1. High School - High school name
2. District or Charter Holder - District or charter holder name
3. Enrollment (Students) - Number of graduates from the respective high school class enrolled in either an Arizona public university or a Maricopa County Community College in the academic year following graduation
4. Enrollment (Rate) - Percentage of graduates that enroll in either an Arizona public university or the Maricopa Community College system
5. Readiness Rate (English) - Percentage of college students enrolled in college-level English course
6. Readiness Rate (Math) - Percentage of college students enrolled in college-level Mathematics course
7. Postsecondary Enrollment Out-of-State (Students) - the number of students from the respective high school class enrolled in a postsecondary institution outside of Arizona
8. Postsecondary Enrollment Out-of-State (Rate) - Percentage of the respective high school class enrolled in a postsecondary institution outside of Arizone
9. School Type (Charter) - Charter school indicator
10. School Type (Alternative) - Alternative school designation as defined and approved by the Arizona Department of Education

* Results not reported for cases where number of postsecondary students (In-State & Out-of-State) < 10

Please contact author for permission to cite or publish the results:
Lee McIlroy, Graduate Student, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University at lee.mcilroy@asu.edu

iconPostsecondary Readiness Rates, Maricopa County High Schools

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Visualization Notes:

The underlying data were provided by the Arizona Board of Regents and the Maricopa County Community College District office in accordance with the reporting requirement of §ARS15-1822: Four-year graduation rate data were provided by the Arizona Department of Education. Year denotes graduation year.

iconPercentage of High School Graduates Entering Postsecondary Institution in Arizona and Out Of State

  Percentage of HS Grads Number of Schools
Percentage of High School Graduates Entering Postsecondary Institution in Arizona and Number of Maricopa County High Schools in Analyses
2005 57% 106
2006 56% 115
2007 59% 119
2008 59% 153
2009 67%* 153

 

Visualization Notes: 

* Includes 6% of the graduating class that attended a postsecondary institution out of state.

The underlying data were provided by the Arizona Board of Regents and the Maricopa County Community College District office in accordance with the reporting requirement of §ARS15-1822: Four-year graduation rate data were provided by the Arizona Department of Education. Year denotes graduation year.

iconPostsecondary Enrollment by Institution Type

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Data Source

College level courses include all classes categorized by the postsecondary institutions as:
 - English - Freshman English or above (courses designated as Pre-Freshman English and Other Lower Division English were not designated as college-level)
 - Mathematics - College Algebra or above (courses designated as Pre-Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and those designated as Other Lower Division Mathematics were not designated as college-level).

The overall college entrance rate for a respective high school can be calculated by adding the In-State and Out-of-State enrollment rates.

Definition of Categories in College Readiness Results:
1. High School - High school name
2. District or Charter Holder - District or charter holder name
3. Enrollment (Students) - Number of graduates from the respective high school class enrolled in either an Arizona public university or a Maricopa County Community College in the academic year following graduation
4. Enrollment (Rate) - Percentage of graduates that enroll in either an Arizona public university or the Maricopa Community College system
5. Readiness Rate (English) - Percentage of college students enrolled in college-level English course
6. Readiness Rate (Math) - Percentage of college students enrolled in college-level Mathematics course
7. Postsecondary Enrollment Out-of-State (Students) - the number of students from the respective high school class enrolled in a postsecondary institution outside of Arizona
8. Postsecondary Enrollment Out-of-State (Rate) - Percentage of the respective high school class enrolled in a postsecondary institution outside of Arizone
9. School Type (Charter) - Charter school indicator
10. School Type (Alternative) - Alternative school designation as defined and approved by the Arizona Department of Education

* Results not reported for cases where number of postsecondary students (In-State & Out-of-State) < 10

Please contact author for permission to cite or publish the results:
Lee McIlroy, Graduate Student, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University at lee.mcilroy@asu.edu