Student Pipeline:
Student Pipeline - Transition and Completion Rates from 9th Grade to College

For the Year

Student Pipeline—Transition and Completion Rates from 9th Grade to College

Calculation

For every 100 9th graders, the number who graduate from high school within 4 years (based on the public HS graduation rates above), the number who go directly to college (based on the college going rates of recent HS graduates above), the number who return for their second year of college (based on the first-year retention rates above), and the number who graduate from college within 150% of program time (based on the graduation rates above).

Sources/Links

Tom Mortenson—Public high school graduation rates, Tom Mortenson—College- going rates of students directly from HS, ACT Institutional Survey—Freshmen to sophomore retention rates, NCES-IPEDS Graduation Rate SurveyGraduation Rates

Data Availability/Discussion

The calculation for high school graduation doesn’t account for transfers to private high schools and out-of-state. The calculation for college graduation doesn’t account for transfers across institutions.

The pipeline analysis is provided on this website for 1999 and 2000. More recent years will be added as they become available. See the detailed spreadsheet provided in the "Special Analyses" area of this website.