2013 Reality of College Readiness Report


This national report and the series of state reports trace the enrollment, retention, and transfer patterns of 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates. Among the findings:

  • Many students who intend to go to college never enroll.
  • Many students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in college enrolled in 2011 but were not enrolled at any institution in 2012.
  • Many students delay enrollment in college for at least a year after high school graduation.
  • Students whose interest patterns are consistent with their choice of academic program are more likely to re-enroll for a second year of college.

National Report

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State Reports

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