Fewer seniors from rural high schools enrolled in fall 2018 in the University of California or California State University.

Source: California Department of Education, University of California, California State University, and EdSource analysis.

 

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  1. SB 3 weeks ago3 weeks ago

    Some high schools seem to be missing.

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    • Daniel J. Willis 3 weeks ago3 weeks ago

      That may be, unfortunately. We only included the schools referenced in either the UC or CSU enrollment origin data and they don’t explain exactly which they exclude or why. Assuming the data from the colleges is correct, though, it’s a safe assumption any high school not included is a 0; if you don’t assume the colleges are correct it’s anyone’s guess.

  2. el 4 weeks ago4 weeks ago

    What is the data source for this? I looked up my local high school and I know that the result is incorrect, to the point that the dot color is wrong. Also, since it excludes other 4 year colleges, it's worth a pass to consider if that changes the impression somewhat, especially for very small high schools. IME sometimes the more ambitious rural kids find it attractive to go to rural out of state schools. That said, … Read More

    What is the data source for this? I looked up my local high school and I know that the result is incorrect, to the point that the dot color is wrong.

    Also, since it excludes other 4 year colleges, it’s worth a pass to consider if that changes the impression somewhat, especially for very small high schools. IME sometimes the more ambitious rural kids find it attractive to go to rural out of state schools.

    That said, I think this is a very useful chart and I think the overall message is correct: rural kids are much less likely to go to universities and a lot of that has to do with various elements tying them to their home towns, regardless of academic preparation. It helps to have programs to take the kids out visiting and to give them a chance to see what life is like outside of their home town, and to bring in as many opportunities as possible.

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