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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

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