College Participation Rates:
College-Going Rates of High School Graduates - Directly from High School

For the Year

College-Going Rates of High School Graduates


Number of first-time freshmen who graduated from high school in the past year from state X enrolled anywhere in the U.S. / Public and private high school graduates


2012 to recent: IPEDS Enrollment Survey (Part C) and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, 2016 (Note: 2012 thru present Number of High School Graduates are projected)

Through 2010: Tom Mortenson—Postsecondary Education Opportunity

Data Availability/Discussion

Data are available biennially. See the source listed for more data and information.

Note: The data source changed for 2012, so there may be a data discrepency between those years.