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College-Going Activity: National Student Clearinghouse

Where do specific Minnesota public high school graduates attend college?

Over 70 percent of all Minnesota public high school graduates attend a postsecondary institution either in Minnesota or elsewhere within the first two years of high school graduation. Immediate enrollment in college has increased nearly 10 percent over the past decade.

Minnesota high school and district staff often have questions about graduates of their specific school(s). They wonder how many of their graduates enroll in college, where they attend, along with questions on other college outcomes. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker for High Schools program can answer these questions.

Minnesota public high school data are available on:

  • The number and percent of high school graduates enrolling in a postsecondary institution.
  • The types of colleges attended: public or private and two-year or four-year.
  • The number and percent of high school graduates persisting at postsecondary institutions.
  • The number and percent of high school graduates completing an associate or bachelor's degree.
  • A list of the most frequently attended postsecondary institutions.

The above data can be retrieved either:


Minnesota Public High School Graduate College-Going Trends, 2006 to 2015
Minnesota Public High School Graduate College-Going Trends, 2006 to 2015

Includes 95 percent of Minnesota public high school graduates

Source: National Student Clearinghouse


About the Data

Data on where Minnesota public high school students enroll in college are reported by the National Student Clearinghouse using the StudentTracker for High Schools program. Data was provided to the Clearinghouse from the Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS). Ninety-six percent of postsecondary institutions in the United States and 98 percent of Minnesota postsecondary institutions participate in the National Student Clearinghouse.

Caution should be used in interpreting this data. Approximately 5 percent of students do not have a high school code associated with their college enrollment record and therefore are not included in the reports below. The data originates with the Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System and is matched with the National Student Clearinghouse data system using a probabilistic matching algorithm. Probabilistic matching uses a range of potential identifiers and weights to calculate the probability that two given records refer to the same individual.


More information on StudentTracker


Questions or data errors in these reports?

Meredith Fergus
Manager Financial Aid Research/SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Meredith.Fergus@state.mn.us
651-259-3963

See the Presentation at the Minnesota Association of Secondary Schools Principals Conference, June 2013.


For More Information


The Minnesota High School Data Reports

The data reports below are all the U.S. postsecondary institutions attended by Minnesota public high school graduating classes. Reports by high school for graduating classes 2008-2015 include one excel file and one pdf for each graduation year. Each set of reports is approximately 5MB in size. Schools with fewer than 25 graduates in a single graduating class are not included here, but are available to school officials upon request.


College Enrollment Trends: Minnesota Public High School State Summary Report for Class of 2008 to 2015

College Enrollment Trends: Individual Minnesota Public High School Level Reports

Important: To download one of the zipped files below, right click on the link and select Save target as... to save the file to your machine.


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