High School Graduates Report
The Missouri High School Graduates Performance Report is prepared by the Department of Higher Education as a strategic resource for linking high school performance to college success. For colleges and universities, the report provides data to identify high school graduates who meet the institution's admission requirements. For high schools, the report can be used as a guidance and counseling tool to assess how well their graduates are prepared for the college of their choice
The report tracks Missouri public high school graduates entering the state's public two- and four-year postsecondary institutions as first-time freshmen in the fall semester following high school graduation.
In accordance with Section 173.750, RsMO, the Missouri High School Graduates Performance Report provides information to individual high schools, and is disaggregated by race and gender. No data identifying individual students is included. The governing statute is available in its entirety at http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/17300007501.HTML. The report includes:
- Grade point average after the initial year in college
- Percent of students returning to college after the first and second semester
- Percent of students taking remedial courses in the basic academic subjects of English, mathematics, or reading
- Other data as determined by rule and regulation of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education
Currently, data comprising the report is drawn solely from student data provided annually by in-state public colleges and universities; no data is currently included in the report from either the state's private institutions, or by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), although additional collaborative analyses are currently underway.
DHE staff have integrated all past annual reports into a longitudinal data file that will enable high schools to track and compare their graduate cohorts' college performance across the state's public higher education system. There are three tables in the integrated data file:
- Table 1 provides information on gender and ethnicity as well as ACT scores and college-level remediation. (updated 05-10-2016)
- Table 2 reports first-year college performance in terms of GPAs and retention rates. (updated 05-10-2016)
- Table 3 tracks degree completion within a six-year period. (updated 05-10-2016)
All these tables are listed by city and high school buildings. For the purpose of protecting individual privacy, no statistics are reported in cases involving fewer than 5 students.
Interactive Visualization - Remediation
This section of the Missouri High School Graduates Performance Report focuses on the percentage of students who graduate from Missouri public high schools and enroll in one or more remedial course(s) at one of Missouri’s public colleges and universities. Data are consistent with information on remediation reported in Table 1, above.
The interactive infographic allows users to explore remedial education trends by year, county, school, and subject. Simply select a county from the list or interactive map to see county percentages and individual schools' percentages by remedial subject. It may take a few seconds for the county to load, or to change the selection by clicking another county in the list or on the map.
You can also select or search for a school by name to see trend data by year and remedial subject. Searching a school will search within selected counties, however, so it’s best to search for schools with no counties selected.
To reset the infographic, simply re-select the county, county name, school name, or clear the search bar; one may also select “reset” or “undo” at the bottom of the graphic.
NOTE: Counties are color-coded for total remedial enrollment by year and subject area, but the statewide scale beneath the map will change if the year or subject area is changed. So, a county's color will be relative only to other counties in the same map, not to the same county in a different year or for a different subject.