Fewer high school graduates go straight to college

From Inside Higher Ed: “The share of high school students enrolling directly in college continues to fall, data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show. College enrollment by the high school Class of 2020 showed an ‘unprecedented’ decline of between four and 10 percentage points depending on the high school category, according to the finalized version of the High School Benchmarks report released last month. Prospects for the graduating Class of 2021 don’t appear much better; preliminary data from the clearinghouse show ​​freshman enrollment declined 2.7 percent from last fall—13.1 percent since 2019—across all sectors except private nonprofit four-year institutions, which increased 2.5 percent over last fall.”

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