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Boston public schools graduates in college

The rate of Boston public school high school graduates earning college degrees has increased sharply, putting them on par with national averages and marking a rare accomplishment for an urban district, according to a report being released on Thursday.

Percent of Boston public schools graduates who enrolled in college at some point between the fall after high school graduation and fall 2011/spring 2012

  • Class of 2000

    72.9%
  • Class of 2003

    74.9%
  • Class of 2005

    77%

Percent of Boston public schools graduates who enrolled in college in the fall immediately following graduation

  • Class of 2005

    54.8%
  • Class of 2007

    56.9%
  • Class of 2008

    56.9%
  • Class of 2009

    60.2%

Cumulative college enrollment rates from high school graduation through May 2012 of Boston public schools graduates

  • Class of 2007

    76.7%
  • Class of 2008

    74.6%
  • Class of 2009

    75.9%

Six-year graduation rates of students who enrolled in college within a year

  • Class of 2000

    40.6%
  • Class of 2003

    46.7%
  • Class of 2005

    47.4%
  • Class of 2006

    49.2%

SOURCES: The Boston Foundation

Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff

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