The research arm of the National Student Clearinghouse released a report recently on the number of students graduating from institutions of higher education by state. The Research Center works with higher education organizations to better inform practitioners and policymakers about student educational pathways, tracking students enrolling in a public four-year college anywhere in the country. So even if a Florida high school graduate were to do the unthinkable and enroll in, say, the University of Georgia, this system would track him or her down.
Here is how things break down for the 2012 student cohort – students who enrolled in Fall 2012.
According to a chart prepared by the National Center for Education Statistics, the high school graduating class of 2011-12 included 151,964 students in Florida; 418,664 in California; and 292,531 students in Texas – just in case you were curious.