Students enrolling in two or four year college within 12 months of graduating high school

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Why This Indicator Matters

Students who gain a credential of an associates degree or a bachelor's degree have a higher likelihood of maintaining employment at a wage that will allow them to meet their economic needs.  Students who begin college immediately after high school graduation or within one year are more likely to graduate than those who start college later.

What the data shows
The total number enrolling in a two-year or four-year college has declined by 12% or 820 students between 2009 and 2016. The percent beginning college has vacillated between 65% and 61%, with the most recent year 2016, having the lowest percent. The mix of two -year and four-year college choices has not changed much, with about 75% students choosing a 4 year college and 25% a two-year college.
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