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AISD Students More Likely Than Peers to Continue Attending College Beyond Freshman Year

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Austin ISD students are exceeding the achievements of their peers again, as more AISD grads continue their college educations beyond their freshman year. A recent report using data from the Class of 2013 shows that the number of AISD students who enroll in college and then proceed to a second year exceeds the national average by 13 percentage points at four-year universities*.

At two-year colleges, AISD exceeds the national average by 9 percentage points.

Postsecondary persistence rates for AISD Class of 2013

Among the most significant indicators of whether an AISD student would continue in college for a second year included whether they were in the top quartile GPA, whether they submitted a Free Application for Student Aid and whether they passed Algebra I by grade 8.

For the full report, please visit www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dre-surveys/rb/14.136RB_District_Postsecondary_Persistence_Report_Graduating_Class_of_2013.pdf.

*Comparing AISD data to National Student Clearinghouse, which provides aggregated data on 98 percent of students attending public and private institutions in the U.S.