The district- and school-level data follow some trends that have played out in past years.
This fall Idaho’s “go-on rates” decreased in every demographic group — including crucial demographics, such as Hispanic students and students from low-income households.
More than 9,300 Idaho high school seniors have already applied for federal financial aid. The deadline to seek aid from Uncle Sam is June 30.
Seniors will get their direct admission letters in the mail in the next few days. The direct admissions program is one of several state initiatives designed to boost college go-on rates.
Sixty-two percent of Coeur d’Alene’s high school graduates went on to college in 2016 — and the district hopes to build on that. Plus, more local breakdowns of the new go-on numbers.
But even if the college enrollment numbers are trending upward — and that’s open to interpretation — Idaho is still a long way from hitting its much-touted “60 percent goal.”