ERIC Number: ED441873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Automated Follow-Up Data Report, 1999-2000: College Enrollment for the 1997-98 Senior Cohort.
This report examines college enrollment of students working and/or attending public postsecondary institutions in Texas for the Austin Independent School District (AISD) for the 1997-1998 senior cohort. College enrollment percentages of former students are presented as one indicator of AISD's success in preparing students for the future. The district used automated followup data (electronic linkages of records from several state agencies) provided by the Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee to determine college enrollment status. Of the 2,212 persons from the AISD senior cohort, 50.7% are enrolled in college, a finding that compares to a 52.9% AISD college enrollment for the 1996-1997 senior cohort and a 54.7% enrollment for the 1996-1997 cohort for the entire state. For every ethnic group except Asians, a greater percentage of females is enrolled in college. College enrollment for black students, 33.6%, represents a decline of 10.4 percentage points from the previous year. The enrollment rate of 38.7% for Hispanic students is an increase from the previous year's 36.2% rate. The data indicate that college enrollment rates vary significantly by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and high school attended. The data system provides a useful way of comparing enrollment across ethnic groups and school districts. Recommendations are made for improving college enrollment rates of minority group students. Appendices provide detailed breakdowns of findings in graphic form. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.