88% of CPS’s 2015–2016 First-Time Freshmen Were On Track to Graduate from High School in 4 Years.
74% of CPS’s 2012–2013 First-Time Freshmen Graduated High School by Spring of 2016.
44% of CPS’s 2015 High School Graduates Enrolled in 4–year Colleges in Fall of 2015.
59% of CPS’s 2013 High School Graduates Who Enrolled in a 4-year College in Fall of 2013 Were Continuously Enrolled Through Spring of 2015.
48% of CPS’s 2009 High School Graduates Who Immediately Enrolled in a 4-year College Graduated from a 4-year College by Spring of 2015.
Students who are on track at the end of ninth grade are nearly three times more likely to graduate from high school than students who are off track. A student is on track if he or she fails no more than one semester of a core course and earns at least 5 credits by the end of freshman year. Additionally, only students who earn a 3.0 GPA or better in high school have at least a 50 percent chance of graduating from a four-year college within six years.
Graduating high school with a high level of academic achievement is among the most important markers along the road to college success. Students who graduate from high school with a 3.0 or higher GPA have at least a 50 percent probability of graduating from a four-year college within six years. In order to graduate from high school on time, students must earn a minimum of 24 credits.
Students’ choice of college strongly influences their likelihood of earning a college degree. Students who choose a college with a strong track record of graduating its students are more likely to earn a college degree.
Students’ high school academic achievement strongly influences their likelihood of earning a college degree. Students with high GPAs and ACT scores are more likely to remain in college.
Graduating from a 4-year college is increasingly a prerequisite for social and economic stability in the 21st century. The college graduation rate is the critical benchmark for thinking about the ultimate success of a high school’s efforts to increase the educational attainment of its students.