64.3 percent of Urbana High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 64.3 percent of Urbana High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For Urbana High School, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 70.6 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Champaign, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Mahomet-Seymour High School (68.6 percent) and Fisher Junior/Senior High School (53.7 percent) were all higher than at Urbana High School. Rantoul Township High School (29.2 percent), Heritage High School (39.0 percent) and St Joseph-Ogden High School (55.7 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at Urbana High School in 2015 was 1,098. 234 (21.31 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 40.4 percent of Urbana High School seniors were "college ready" in 2015, versus an average of 46 percent statewide.
All students who score a 21 on the ACT qualify as "college ready."
Urbana High School students did better on reading (38.7 percent) and English (53.6 percent) and worse on math (31.1) and science (32.3).
Only 22.1 percent of Urbana High School students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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