OUS Fact Book 2000
Oregon High School Graduates, College Enrollment Rates

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Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1999
College Enrollment Rates:
Class of 1999 Compared to Classes of 1993, 1995, and 1997
(Percent of Survey Sample
1)

  Class of Class of Class of Class of
  1993 19952 1997 1999

Enrolled in a postsecondary program                
    Enrolled fall term after graduation 62.5   63.4   63.9   66.9  
    Delayed enrollment until winter term -   5.8   3.5   3.6  
    Total enrolled in a postsecondary program -   69.2   67.4   70.5  
                 
Not enrolled in any college                
     After fall term following graduation 37.5   36.6   36.1   33.1  
     After winter term following graduation -   30.8   32.6   29.5  
                 
    Will DEFINITELY enroll within the next 12 months 8.1   10.0   10.1   7.9  
    Will PROBABLY enroll within the next 12 months 12.2   6.6   8.6   6.0  
                 
Total who have enrolled or say they will DEFINITELY 70.6   79.2   77.5   78.4  
enroll within 18 months of high school graduation                
                 
Total who have enrolled or say they will either 82.8   85.8   86.1   84.4  
DEFINITELY or PROBABLY enroll within 18 months                
of high school graduation                

1For the class of 1993 survey, sample size is 531;  sample sizes for the classes of 1995 and 1997 are 380 and 381, respectively (each with an oversample of 400 responses from ethnic minority graduates, weighted proportionately and merged into the general sample).  Total sample size for the class of 1999 survey is 1,207, including oversamples for ethnic minority graduates, graduates with a GPA of 3.75 or higher, and graduates from Central Oregon and the Portland metropolitan areas (weighted proportionately and merged into the general sample).  
2The college attendance percentages reported here for the Oregon class of 1995 are slightly higher than those reported in the original survey report (e.g., 63.4% overall compared to 60.3% originally reported). A subsequent analysis of the class of 1995 survey data corrected a previously undetected sampling error.
Source: OUS Institutional Research Services, Where Have Oregon's Graduates Gone? Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1999.  July 2000.

Revised: March 2001
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