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Race/Ethnic Participation Rate Trends


 

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

College Participation Trends

Race/Ethnic Background of Minnesota Public High School Graduates College Participation

Percent enrolled in a Minnesota or out-of-state college in the fall immediately following high school graduation

American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Asian Hmong Primary Home Language Only Black Black Somali Primary Home Language Only
Grad Year Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled
200792240%3,07466%1,32762%3,38656%48661%
200888742%3,36967%1,46162%3,71759%52264%
200991242%3,38470%1,51467%3,88263%51073%
201093748%3,33371%1,46568%4,14763%55067%
201183849%3,57671%1,59069%4,25362%49872%
201282652%3,63472%1,46569%4,04364%43873%
201388552%3,80572%1,53467%4,54064%59375%
201488644%3,92270%1,54865%4,80360%71570%
 
Hispanic Hispanic Spanish Primary Home Language Only Students of Color Total White Total All Graduates
Grad Year Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled
20071,69943%84432%9,08155%50,77672%59,85770%
20081,81446%89938%9,78758%51,04074%60,82771%
20091,97449%1,03442%10,15260%49,45374%59,60572%
20102,17252%1,14947%10,58962%49,03974%59,62872%
20112,34249%1,30345%11,00961%48,27473%59,28371%
20122,40452%1,33147%10,90763%46,63374%57,54072%
20132,79952%1,57149%12,02963%46,28474%58,31372%
20143,02251%1,73048%12,63360%44,86472%57,49769%

Source: State Longitudinal Educational Data System


Free or Reduced Price Lunch Minnesota Public High School Graduates College Participation

Percent enrolled in a Minnesota or out-of-state college in the fall immediately following high school graduation

Student enrolled in free or reduced price lunch, or not, at any time while in high school

American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black
Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled
Grad Year Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced
200746745530%51%1,5341,54063%70%2,1111,27555%56%
200854334433%55%1,9221,44762%73%2,6531,06457%66%
200962029234%60%2,1131,27165%78%2,99788561%70%
201062930839%69%2,1461,18766%80%3,42172660%76%
201160922942%69%2,3651,21167%81%3,50375058%77%
201257225445%67%2,3801,25467%81%3,27676761%76%
201363724845%72%2,4871,31866%83%3,71682461%76%
201463724936%65%2,5471,37563%84%4,02078357%75%
 
Hispanic Students of Color White
Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled Total Grads Percent Enrolled
Grad Year Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced
200783686333%52%4,9484,13352%60%6,47744,29951%76%
20081,05675838%56%6,1743,61353%66%8,41942,62152%78%
20091,31765741%64%7,0473,10556%71%10,01639,43755%80%
20101,55162145%68%7,7472,84257%75%11,53437,50556%80%
20111,76357944%67%8,2402,76956%76%11,99736,27754%80%
20121,79860647%67%8,0262,88159%75%11,67434,95955%80%
20132,13166847%70%8,9713,05858%77%12,09634,18855%81%
20142,33768546%69%9,5413,09254%77%11,81033,05452%79%
 
Total All Students
Total Grads Percent Enrolled
Grad Year Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced Free or Reduced Not Free or Reduced
200711,42548,43251%74%
200814,59346,23453%77%
200917,06342,54255%79%
201019,28140,34756%79%
201120,23739,04655%79%
201219,70037,84056%80%
201321,06737,24656%80%
201421,35136,14653%79%

Source: State Longitudinal Educational Data System


About Participation Rates

College participation rates are defined as the number of high school graduates enrolling in a postsecondary education institution the fall after high school graduation. Participation rates are calculated by dividing the number of Minnesota high school graduates by the number attending a Minnesota or out-of-state postsecondary institution the fall following their year of high school graduation.

Data was provided by the Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS), managed jointly by the Office of Higher Education (OHE), Minnesota Departments of Education (MDE) and Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Data on Minnesota public high school graduating classes were linked with fall term Minnesota Office of Higher Education college enrollment data and full year enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Public high school graduate data are obtained from the Minnesota Department of Education. Student demographic characteristics, including primary home language spoken at home, were as reported at the time of high school graduation. Students graduating from high school delaying college entry past the fall following high school graduation are not included in the participation rate.