EOS Enrollment

Among those college-enrolled ACT-tested students who were selected by one or more colleges through EOS, 13% subsequently enroll at a college that selected them.

Percent of College-Enrolled EOS-Selected Students Who Attend a College that Selected Them by ACT Composite Score and Grade Level at First Testing, 2012

  • For students who first test before 12th grade, the percentage of EOS‑selected students who enroll at one of the colleges that selected them increases as ACT Composite score increases.
  • For students who first test during 12th grade, the percentage of EOS‑selected students who enroll at one of the colleges that selected them remains fairly stable as ACT Composite score increases.
  • Within any ACT Composite score range, a larger percentage of EOS-selected students who first test before 12th grade enroll at one of the colleges that selected them. This gap widens as ACT Composite score increases.
Chart showing Percent of College-Enrolled EOS-Selected Students Who Attend a College that Selected Them by ACT Composite Score and Grade Level at First Testing, 2012

Graph reads: 3% of college-enrolled EOS-selected students with an ACT Composite score in the range of 1–15 who first test in the 12th grade attend a college that selected them.

ACT Composite Score RangeBefore Grade 12Grade 12
1–158%3%
16–199%3%
20–2315%4%
24–2720%5%
28–3222%4%
33–3624%4%

Note: Based on 78% of college-enrolled ACT-tested high school graduates who opted into EOS during high school and were selected by at least one college.


College Destination of Students Who Attend a College That Selected Them Through EOS

  • Among college-enrolled EOS‑selected students who enroll at a college that selected them, 80% attend college in state, whereas 20% attend college out of state.
  • Roughly 74% of these students attend a public college, whereas 26% attend a private college.
  • Only 13% of these students attend a 2-year college. Another 12% attend a highly selective 4-year college.
College CategoryIn StateOut of StateRow Total %
% Public% Private% Public% Private
2-Year13.00.00.10.013.1
4-Year No Test Required4.42.00.51.17.9
4-Year Less Selective22.64.22.31.530.6
4-Year Moderately Selective19.27.64.84.536.0
4-Year Highly Selective5.71.51.53.712.4
Column Total %64.715.39.210.8100.0

Table reads: 13% of students who attend a college that selected them through EOS enroll at an in-state public 2-year college.

Note: Based on 10% of college-enrolled ACT-tested high school graduates who opted into EOS during high school, were selected by at least one college, and enrolled at a college that selected them. Row and column percentages may not sum correctly due to rounding.


Percent Who Enroll Out of State Among Students Who Attend a College That Selected Them Through EOS, 2012

  • Compared with much of the Midwest and South, states located in the Northeast and in the far western part of the country have a larger share of EOS-selected students who attend an out-of-state college that selected them.
  • In Delaware, Hawaii, and Maine, 100% of college-enrolled EOS‑selected students attend an out-of-state college that selected them. This large share is due to no in-state colleges selecting these students through EOS.
Map showing Percent Who Enroll Out of State Among Students Who Attend a College That Selected Them Through EOS, 2012

Map reads: In California, more than 50% of students who attend a college that selected them through EOS enroll at an out-of-state college.

StatePercent Enrolled Out of State
Alabama1–10
Alaska21–35
Arizona1–10
Arkansas1–10
California51–100
Colorado21–35
Connecticut51–100
Delaware51–100
Florida11–20
Georgia21–35
Hawaii51–100
Idaho11–20
Illinois21–35
Indiana21–35
Iowa11–20
Kansas11–20
Kentucky11–20
Louisiana1–10
Maine51–100
Maryland51–100
Massachusetts51–100
Michigan1–10
Minnesota36–50
Mississippi1–10
Missouri11–20
Montana1–10
Nebraska11–20
Nevada51–100
New Hampshire51–100
New Jersey51–100
New Mexico11–20
New York36–50
North Carolina36–50
North Dakota36–50
Ohio1–10
Oklahoma1–10
Oregon36–50
Pennsylvania36–50
Rhode Island51–100
South Carolina21–35
South Dakota21–35
Tennessee11–20
Texas21–35
Utah11–20
Vermont36–50
Virginia21–35
Washington51–100
West Virginia1–10
Wisconsin11–20
Wyoming1–10

Note: Based on 10% of college-enrolled ACT-tested high school graduates who opted into EOS during high school, were selected by at least one college, and enrolled at a college that selected them.


Percent of College-Enrolled ACT-Tested High School Graduates Who Enrolled at Various College Types By College Type Preference and EOS Status, 2012

  • Compared with students who either were not selected by a college through EOS or enrolled at a college that did not select them through EOS, students who enrolled at a college that selected them through EOS are:
    • More likely to attend a college that matches their preference to attend a public 4-year college
    • Equally likely to attend a college that matches their preference to attend a private 4-year college
    • Less likely to attend a college that matches their 2-year college preference
    • More likely to attend a 4-year college alternative when not enrolling at their college type preference.
Chart showing Percent of College-Enrolled ACT-Tested High School Graduates Who Enrolled at Various College Types By College Type Preference and EOS Status, 2012

Graph reads: 40% of students who attend a college that selected them through EOS and who preferred to attend a private 4-year college attend a public 4-year college instead.

Note: Based on 88% of college-enrolled ACT-tested high school graduates for whom college type preference is available. Percentages within stacked bars may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

2-Year Preferred
EOS Status2-Year EnrolledPublic 4-Year EnrolledPrivate 4-Year Enrolled
Enrolled at EOS-Selected College60%27%14%
Not Enrolled at EOS-Selected College71%20%9%
Not Selected Through EOS77%17%6%

Public 4-Year Preferred
EOS Status2-Year EnrolledPublic 4-Year EnrolledPrivate 4-Year Enrolled
Enrolled at EOS-Selected College13%70%18%
Not Enrolled at EOS-Selected College23%64%13%
Not Selected Through EOS35%54%11%

Private 4-Year Preferred
EOS Status2-Year EnrolledPublic 4-Year EnrolledPrivate 4-Year Enrolled
Enrolled at EOS-Selected College5%40%55%
Not Enrolled at EOS-Selected College10%35%56%
Not Selected Through EOS15%29%56%

Note: Based on 88% of college-enrolled ACT-tested high school graduates for whom college type preference is available. Percentages within table rows may not sum to 100 due to rounding.