Now that JJSE has had five graduating classes, we are starting to receive college enrollment and persistence data as well. In general, our rates are comparable to or above those of much higher-income student populations. For example, this chart shows college enrollment rates from the National Student Clearinghouse for the class of 2009:[1]

 

JJSE

SFUSD

Enrolled in any college

70%

69%

Enrolled in a 4-year college

49%

40%

According to data from College Summit, our graduates’ second-year college persistence rates for the classes of 2007 and 2008 are higher than those of the western U.S. region for all income levels:[2]

 

JJSE

Western U.S.

All Income Levels

Class of 07

Class of 08

2009 rate for comparison

2-year colleges

 

100%

85%

64%

4-year colleges

 

100%

91%

85%

 


[1] These figures are for the fall of 2009, so they represent initial enrollment.

[2] Nationwide, bachelor’s degree completion rates remain at just above 50%, with rates for Black and Latino students, as well as first generation college students, at around 40%. See United States General Accounting Office, College Completion: Additional Efforts Could Help Education with its Completion Goals, May 2003.