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ERIC Number: ED540129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 147
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 53
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates
Prescott, Brian T.; Bransberger, Peace
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been producing high school graduate forecasts for over 30 years. This publication marks the eighth edition in the series, covering the period from 1996-97 through 2027-28, with projections starting with graduates of the 2009-10 academic year. WICHE is proud to produce these projections by state and race/ethnicity, which have become a trusted source of information for a wide and diverse audience of policymakers, enrollment managers, college counselors, schools and school districts, researchers, and the media. As in the past this edition updates the projections for graduates of both public and nonpublic high schools for the nation, four geographic regions, and each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Projections disaggregated by race/ethnicity are also available for public high school graduates. This publication includes detailed analysis of the data for the nation and the four regions. WICHE's principal goal in generating these projections is to equip decision makers at all levels with information about how the supply of high school graduates is likely to change in the years ahead. Such information is crucial for planning and policymaking, to ensure that educational opportunities beyond high school are both widely available and of high quality. Appended are: (1) Data Tables; and (2) Technical Information. (Contains 66 figures, 20 tables, and 59 endnotes.)
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: ACT, Inc.; College Board
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States