Looking Back: Fall 2012 College Enrollment Status

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More than half of the 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates who enrolled in a 4-year college met three or more of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks (about 55% of public college enrollees; about 64% of private college enrollees).

About 21% of the graduates who enrolled in a 2-year college met at least three of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks; 40% 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 2012 ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained and Fall 2012 College Enrollment Status

Graph reads: In fall 2012, 48% of the 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates whose status was Other/Unknown met none of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks; 12% of this group met 4 Benchmarks.

Number of Benchmarks Attained2-YearPublic
4-Year
Private
4-Year
Other/ Unknown
Zero40%13%10%48%
One21%13%11%16%
Two18%19%16%14%
Three11%20%19%9%
Four10%35%45%12%

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