More Boston High School Grads Head To College, But Gaps Widen

More Boston public high school graduates are going onto college than ever before.

According to a new report by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, 78 percent of 2007 graduates went on to college. That is up from 69 percent in 2000. The increases are greater than the national average.

The survey also found that young women more likely to go on to college than their male counterparts. Female graduates had an overall college admission rate of 82 percent compared to 72 percent of male grads.

State education officials said more needs to be done to close the achievement gap, which is driven in part by lower high school graduation rates among men.

This program aired on July 28, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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