Report: Baltimore Graduates Head Toward 2-Year Schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — Researchers say the number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges is dropping, as more are heading to two-year schools.

The Baltimore Education Research Consortium at Johns Hopkins University found that the percentage of city public school graduates headed to two-year institutions rose 12 percent over four years to more than 51 percent in 2010.

It also found that less than 6 percent of those who started at a two-year college earned a degree in six years. That compares to more than 34 percent who went to four-year schools.

The chief academic officer for the school system tells The Baltimore Sun that the report is a “wake-up call” for what the school system needs to do, but says it’s in line with what they’re doing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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