OUS Fact Book 2000
Oregon High School Graduates, College Enrollment

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Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1999
 (Highlights)
The Oregon University System conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of the Oregon high school graduating class of 1999. This study, the fourth in a series begun with the class of 1993, investigated the postsecondary choices of Oregon's high school graduates.

Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1999

Findings:
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Seven out of every ten Oregon high school graduates (70.5%) are enrolled in some type of college by the winter term following their graduation.
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Almost 67% of survey respondents were enrolled in a postsecondary institution during the fall of 1999, with an additional 3.6% enrolling winter term.
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Another 14% of respondents indicated they will definitely or probably enroll within the next year.
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Among all of the high school graduates surveyed, 41% were attending a four-year university or college after winter term. Almost 29% chose a two-year college.
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The largest percentage of respondents selected an Oregon community college (25.5%). Almost one-half of these students indicated an interest in transferring to an OUS institution at a later time.
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The largest proportion of students choosing a four-year school were enrolled at Oregon public universities. OUS institutions enrolled 24% of the class of 1999 respondents.
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Over 13% of Oregon's high school graduates left the state for a four-year university.
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Oregon independent universities enrolled 3.7% of graduates.

NOTE: Full report available at http://www.ous.edu/irs/
Source: OUS Institutional Research Services, Where Have Oregon's Graduates Gone? Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1999. July 2000.

Revised: March 2001
Contact/Comments: IR@ous.edu