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Participation Rates by Racial/Ethnic Background


 

Participation rates of Minnesota high school graduates enrolled in a Minnesota postsecondary institution the fall following graduation by race/ethnicity

Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
Fall Part Rate NES Part Rate NES Part Rate NES Part Rate NES
200351.5%1,38342.3%33558.6%1,70140.0%491
200441.9%1,19635.1%30554.8%1,70234.2%460
200550.0%1,43136.7%32555.9%1,69340.7%571
200649.2%1,59343.8%37560.3%1,97735.4%559
200752.2%1,69542.3%41353.0%1,96336.6%658
200853.8%1,92546.4%42752.0%2,12340.3%777
200949.8%2,10138.0%35856.3%2,03243.6%920
201043.6%1,96326.9%26053.0%1,88758.4%1,350
201140.8%1,87923.4%20253.7%2,05157.6%1,442
201242.4%1,84926.2%22051.6%1,99658.0%1,491
 
Total Students of Color White Total Participating in Minnesota
Fall Part Rate NES Part Rate NES Part Rate NES Percent Enrolled Out of State Total Enrolled Out of State Plus Minnesota
200351.4%3,90950.7%28,56150.8%32,47014.7%65.4%
200444.8%3,66348.9%27,56948.4%31,23116.7%65.1%
200549.2%4,02050.4%27,45750.3%31,47715.6%65.8%
200650.3%4,50450.0%27,16950.0%31,67318.0%68.0%
200748.6%4,72951.3%27,89350.9%32,62117.8%68.7%
200850.0%5,25350.9%27,85450.8%33,10619.4%70.2%
200951.9%5,41152.4%27,74651.9%33,15619.8%71.8%
201048.1%5,46051.0%26,76450.5%32,22420.0%70.5%
201147.2%5,57548.9%25,21148.6%30,78620.1%68.8%
201247.7%5,55748.4%24,13348.3%29,69121.3%69.6%

NES: new entering students who graduated from a Minnesota high school the previous spring. Data are adjusted for missing values. Data may have been adjusted from previous reports.

Data on the number of students attending a postsecondary institution out-of-state are obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS enrollment survey. Institutions report the state of residence of freshmen who graduated from high school during the past 12 months. Institutions are not required to report their student's residence in odd years; therefore, the data reported may be lower in those years. Race/ethnicity of students attending out-of-state institutions is not available.

About Participation Rates
Participation rates are calculated by dividing the number of Minnesota high school graduates by the number who attended a Minnesota postsecondary institution the fall following their year of high school graduation. The numbers of high school graduates are obtained from the Minnesota Department of Education. The Office of Higher Education's student enrollment record database contains data on students' year of high school graduation, state of residence, and high school attended. New entering students, defined as not having previously attended a postsecondary institution, except while a secondary student, are used in calculating participation rates.

Students who graduate from high school and delay college entry past the fall following high school graduation are not included in the participation rate. Data on enrolled students are revised to estimate missing information. Participation rates contain adjustments for:

  • Missing year of high school graduation of new entering postsecondary students
  • Missing data on racial/ethnic background of new entering postsecondary students
  • Missing data on racial/ethnic background of all private high school graduates

Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education