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ERIC Number: ED505244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
When Do Secondary School Graduates Go on to Post-Secondary Education? Research Question 2. Student Transition Project Highlights
Heslop, Joanne
Ministry of Advanced Education
The topic of this newsletter is Student Transitions Project Research Question #2: What is the nature and distribution of the transition of students from the kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) education system into B.C. public post-secondary institutions over a multi-year period? (For secondary school graduates of 2001/02 to 2003/04 and post-secondary students of 2002/03 to 2004/05.) In the three years following their 2001/02 secondary school graduation, 67.2% of students entered post-secondary education in B.C.: 51.4% of students transitioned within twelve months of graduation, 11.1% after one year and 4.7% after two years. Immediate entry transition rates, or the proportion of students entering post-secondary education within one year of high school graduation, were 51.4%, 51.8% and 50.4% respectively for each of the past three secondary school graduation classes (2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04). This represents a decline in the immediate entry transition rate of 1.0 percentage points over the three-year period. In terms of student headcount, the number of B.C. secondary school graduates in each of the three years of this study is: 41,164 in 2001/02, 42,059 in 2002/03 and 40,412 in 2003/04; the number who made an immediate transition into post-secondary education in B.C. was 21,139, 21,768 and 20,356 respectively. Over the three year period, this represents a 1.8% decline in the number of secondary school graduates and a 3.7% decline in the number of students transitioning directly to a post-secondary institution in B.C. (Contains 13 figures.) [The Ministry of Education and a number of B.C. post-secondary institutions provided additional collaboration on this research effort.]
Ministry of Advanced Education. P.O. Box 9059, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, Canada. Tel: 604-660-2421; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada