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    More Boston public school grads finishing 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