DODEA says two-thirds of 2007 grads planned to go to college
Two out of three graduates from on-base, military-run high schools last spring planned to attend a college or university, according to statistics released from the Pentagon department that runs the schools.
Of those 3,248 high-school graduates last spring, one-third were offered at least one scholarship, according to the report from the Department of Defense Education Activity.
In total, 89 percent of the seniors at schools in the United States, Europe and the Pacific told school officials they had educational, vocational or military plans after high school.
The students told officials they were planning on a four-year college (63 percent), community college (17 percent), vocational school (2 percent), or enlisting (7 percent).
Other seniors said they were planning to work or apprentice.
Nine students reported they would not graduate.
DODEA collected self-reported data from high school seniors last spring. Other findings include:
¶ Sixty percent of Hispanic or Latino graduates planned on a four-year college along with 63 percent of white students, 59 percent of African-American students, 68 percent of Asian or Pacific Islander students, 50 percent of Native American students and 66 percent of students who identified themselves as multiracial.
¶ Fifty-nine percent of males and 66 percent of females planned on attending a four-year school.
¶ The largest portion of scholarship money came from ROTC at 37 percent, followed by 29 percent in state or school scholarships and 20 percent from military academies.
These proportions were based on dollars, not on numbers of individual recipients.