Fewer high school grads pursuing higher ed within state
Fewer of Kansas’ high school graduates are attending the state’s public universities, and higher education leaders are concerned that the schools’ finances are suffering as a result.
About 55% of Kansas students who graduated high school in 2010 enrolled at a state higher education institution within a year, according to a May report by the Kansas Board of Regents. But for the class of 2017, the most recent year for which data was available in the Regents report, that figure had dropped to 50.3%.
While several factors are causing the drop, the Regents and state universities are looking into ways to either reverse the trend or find ways to cover up for the lost revenue those students used to generate.
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