New statistics show a drop in Idaho H.S. students going to college

Posted at 10:21 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 07:11:54-04

For a second year in a row, fewer Idaho students are going on to college, this despite a major marketing push called "Go On" from the state. The State Board of Education has released the latest figures.

In 2015, 46 percent of high school students went on to post secondary education within one year of graduation. That's a six percent drop from 2014.

Experts say two possible reasons for a declining "Go On" rate could be a better economy luring students into the workforce out of high school and the LDS Church allowing students to go on missions starting at 18 years old. Yet many educators say there are plenty of positive things happening in the high schools. They site the number of dual credit classes being offered and and more money from the state going into counseling.

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