Looking Back: Fall 2011 College Enrollment Status

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More than half of the 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates who enrolled in a 4-year college met three or more of the College Readiness Benchmarks (about 54% of public college enrollees; about 64% of non-public college enrollees).

About 20% of the graduates who enrolled in a 2-year college met at least three of the College Readiness Benchmarks; 41% of 2-year enrollees met none of the Benchmarks. At least 10% of the 4-year college enrollees met none of the Benchmarks.

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Percent of 2011 ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained and Fall 2011 College Enrollment Status

Graph reads: In fall 2011, 48% of the 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates whose status was Other/Unknown met none of the College Readiness Benchmarks; 12% of this group met 4 Benchmarks.

Number of Benchmarks Attained2-Year4-Year Public4-Year
Non-Public
Other/ Unknown
Zero41%14%10%48%
One20%14%11%16%
Two19%19%16%15%
Three11%20%20%9%
Four9%34%44%12%

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.