2018 Almanac - Page 17



TEXAS
PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
ALMANAC
2017
INTRODUC TION
STATEWIDE CONTEXT
Graduation Rate of 8th Grade Cohort (2005–16)
NATIONAL
The data on this page highlight differences in high school graduation and college enrollment and college
completion rates by gender and economic status for students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2005–06 academic
year. Male students graduated from public high school and completed college at lower rates than did females.
Similarly, students identified as economically disadvantaged in grade 8 graduated from public high school and
completed college at lower rates than did their peers who were not economically disadvantaged.
Overall 8th Grade Cohort Graduation Rate
100
60X30TX
of the 100 graduated
from public high school*
STATEWIDE
STATEWIDE
OVERVIEW
74
of 8th graders enrolled
in fall 2005 ...
54
of the 100 enrolled
in higher education
8th Grade Cohort
Graduation Rate by Economic Status
Enrolled in
Higher
Education
67%
67%
105,523
177,058
76,346
43%
Of 8th Graders Graduated from
Enrolled in
High School
Fall 2005
Received a Higher
Education Degree
or Certificate
Enrolled in
Higher
Education
31%
49,440
29,628
40,695
Of 8th Graders Graduated from
Enrolled in
High School
Fall 2005
17%
82%
12%
20,883
Received a Higher
Education Degree
or Certificate
1
Source: THECB and TEA, 12/31/2016
Note: Out-of-state graduate total not shown.
received a
CERTIFICATE
4
received an
ASSOCIATE DEGREE
15
received a BACHELOR’S
DEGREE OR HIGHER
APPENDIX
OF THESE 21**
PROFILES: 2-YEAR
of the 100
received a
higher
education
degree or
certificate
Economically disadvantaged
118,485
50%
86,300
95,569
58%
25%
Not economically disadvantaged
130,777
73%
124,706
76%
100% 100%
158,650
Male
124,556
171,975
21
Female
PROFILES: 4-YEAR
163,733
100% 100%
COMPARISONS
8th Grade Cohort
Graduation Rate by Gender
*Methodology updated in 2016 to improve high school graduate tracking, resulting in a graduation rate of 74% for the
fall 2006 cohort and a revised graduation rate of 71% for the fall 2005 cohort. No previous cohorts were affected.
**Highest degree earned. Rounding may affect sum totals. The percentage receiving a certificate is 1.4%, an associate
degree is 4.3%, and a bachelor’s degree or higher is 15.3%, for a total of 21%.
2017 TEXAS PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION ALMANAC
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