Enrollment by High School report shows the number of Michigan public high
school graduates who enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. college or
The data are important because education
beyond high school helps secure high-quality employment in a competitive,
rapidly changing job market.
The report displays the
information by high school graduation year. It tells us,
for the entire state or by high school, district, or intermediate school
district, how many Michigan students are going on to college, whether they are
enrolling in two-year or four-year institutions nationwide, and how soon they
enroll after graduating from high school.
The report also lets you explore whether
different variables such as gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are
factors in college enrollment. You can view actual numbers as well as
percentages, and also see year-to-year enrollment trends.
Exploring the College Enrollment by High School report can answer questions such
after graduating did students from my high school enroll in college?
Select your high school under
Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose the High School
Graduation Year; College Type – Show All College Types; Time to Enrollment –
All Years; and All Students. The report will show the numbers enrolled within
16, 24, 36, and 48 months of high school graduation..
Is there a
difference in enrollment patterns between community colleges and universities?
Go to Edit Report, and under
Find Location choose Statewide. Under Report Settings, choose a High School
Graduation Year); College Type – Show All College Types; Time to Enrollment –
All Years; and under Report Category choose All Students.
enrollment been increasing?
Go to Edit Report, and under
Find Location choose Statewide. Under Report Settings, choose the most recent
High School Graduation Year. College Type – Any College Type; Time to
Enrollment – All Years; and under Report Category choose All Students. When
your report renders, click Trend in the gray view bar at the top..
Is race or
gender a factor in college enrollment?
Go to Edit Report, and under
Find Location choose Statewide. Under Report Settings choose College Type –
Any College Type and under Report Category choose either Race/Ethnicity or
Gender. Then further refine your race or ethnicity or gender selection.
In the College
Enrollment by High School report, the number of months to enrollment is
cumulative. That is, students who enroll in college within 12 months of
graduation will be reflected in all subsequent month categories (0-12, 0-16,
0-24, 0-36 and 0-48 months).
When no data is presented for a given time
frame category, more than likely it's because the time frame has not yet
elapsed since the graduation year. That is, 0-48 month enrollments will not
show up for the 2011 graduation year until 2015, after 48 months have elapsed.
Students may have enrolled in more than one college
in the four years after graduating high school, but they are counted only once,
for a either a community college or a university, as of the time they enroll. If
the student enrolled in both a community college and a university within the
same time frame category, the student is counted in the university total.
Students who did not earn a diploma from high
school and did enroll in college are not included in the report.
Demographic categories (gender, race and
ethnicity, economically disadvantaged, English language learners, homeless,
migrant students, and student with disabilities) are based on the student’s
high school record.
Michigan data are matched against national
college enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to create
this report. Michigan acquires NSC student-level records by a matching process
which includes the first name, middle name, last name, suffix, and date of
birth. If a student’s name or date of birth in the NSC database doesn’t exactly
match the state’s graduation record, a match may not be made. Another
limitation is that most, but not all, colleges and universities across the
nation provide data to NSC. Both situations can result in lower enrollment
The data are collected from high schools
after the high school year closes, and are matched against college enrollments
after at least 12 months have elapsed. For example, the high school class of
2009-10 will be captured in the 2011-12 college school year, and reflected
beginning in CEPI’s 2012 report updates. The report will be updated annually in
These data were first posted in the fall of
2012. In the October 2013 update cycle, we refined how enrollments are
calculated to more closely align with other postsecondary MI School Data
reports, and to more accurately represent time to enrollment and credit
accumulation. Consequently, counts obtained from this report prior to October
31, 2013, will not match counts obtained after that date.
The public school
districts and buildings, including intermediate school districts (ISDs),
local education agencies (LEAs) and public school academies (PSAs).
The high school
student’s graduation year, based on initial enrollment in ninth grade.
A 2-year community
college or a 4-year college or university.
Months of Graduation
The number of
months (0-12, 0-16, 0-24, 0-36, 0-48) after high school graduation within
which a student enrolled in a college or university.
to receive free or reduced-price lunch based on family economic status.
Proficient (LEP) students who speak a language other than English as their
primary language and who have difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding
Individuals who lack a fixed,
regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The definition and guidelines come
from the federal McKinney-Vento
Homeless Assistance Act.
A student whose
family has moved within the previous 36 months to obtain temporary or
seasonal work in agriculture or fishing.
Students with one
or more specific impairments who require special education or related
services and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
An asterisk (*) means there are fewer than 10 students
in a particular category. The data will not display in order to protect student
Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and the Center for Educational Performance and
Information (CEPI) collected the data used to compile this report. The
databases used include:
Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository (STARR), to locate enrollment
in a Michigan public community college or university. Details can be found at
CEPI’s STARR collection web page.
• The NSC
database, to locate college enrollment from an out-of-state or a non-STARR
Michigan Student Data System (MSDS), to locate students’ high school building,
district and intermediate school district as well as high school graduation
year and demographics. Specific rules about the collection can be found in the MSDS Collection Details Manual.
• % Enrolled
in College = Total Graduates Enrolled in College / Total Graduates
To change these settings go to edit report
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