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Understanding the factors driving CPS graduates’ varying college enrollment, transfer, and completion

As a college degree is increasingly seen as an essential step in a student’s path to a successful future, this report provides a descriptive examination of two- and four-year college enrollment patterns among Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduates over the last 10 years.

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College Enrollment Patterns Report

The report "Patterns of Two-Year and Four-Year College Enrollment Among Chicago Public Schools Graduates" takes a closer look at an essential milestone to a post-secondary credential—college enrollment—and provides a descriptive examination of the patterns among Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduates over the last decade for both two-year colleges and four-year colleges, including a focus on 2015 graduates.

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College Enrollment Patterns Snapshot

This snapshot provides a high-level overview of key findings and implications from the report "Patterns of Two-Year and Four-Year College Enrollment Among Chicago Public Schools Graduates." The snapshot includes a brief overview of immediate and delayed college enrollment, rates of college enrollment, and overall enrollment patterns within 6 years of CPS students’ graduation from high school.

Looking for more? Explore To&Through’s student stories series to find out what CPS graduates have to say about their post-secondary experience in two-year and four-year institutions, their recommendations for education practitioners and institutions, and their hopes for the future of the education system.

Looking for concrete ways to set up students for postsecondary success? Take advantage of To&Through’s Postsecondary Success Resources for a set of CPS data-based tools to distribute and engage families, students, and practitioners with.