Going to college

    On average, only about 34 percent of public high school students in Philadelphia enrolled in college for the 2009 year. The number comes from statistics provided by the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, and applied to students who graduated high school in 2009 and began a two- or four-year college program in Fall 2009.


    That number doesn’t take into account those who don’t complete their college degree and those who enrolled later than Fall 2009. It’s also much higher than that data from 2009, which reported only 10 percent of those who graduated high school in 1999 had college degrees 10 years later.

    The Notebook broke down the college enrollment rates of some of the schools in the district:

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    Selective admission schools like Masterman, Central and GAMP had the highest college-going rates.
    Northeast, Washington and Sayre had the highest rates for neighborhood schools.
    FitzSimmons, Germantown and Olney East has the lowest rate among neighborhood schools.

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