Wednesday, December 5, 2018


This is the time of year when we receive our National Student Clearinghouse report on the status of our high school grads from previous years. We can examine the progress of graduating classes, analyze trends with student majors, and look at "go-on" trends for our students.

Here's some information about the Class of 2018, the most recent high school graduating class from the Boise District.


Boise District Class of 2018 graduates are attending college in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 2/3 of our grads are attending school in Idaho. Of the rest, the highest percentage is attending in Utah (9%). 

The most popular individual colleges are Boise State (280 attendees, 29% of the total) , the College of Western Idaho (143, 15%), the University of Idaho (89, 9%), the University of Utah (55, 6%), Idaho State University (30, 3%) and Montana State University and the College of Idaho (19 each, 2%). 

By way of comparison, BSU, CWI, and ISU received about the same percentage of Boise District students from the class of 2018 as they did from the class of  2013. The University of Idaho, however, is down 3% compared with 2013, from 12% to 9%, and the University of Utah received 25 students (about 3% of the total) in 2013 and 55 (6%) this year. Overall, colleges in Utah received 6% of Boise District grads in 2013 and 9% in 2018.

Here are the most popular individual college attendance figures broken down by high school:

It's interesting to note that the enrollment to the University of Utah is almost entirely from Boise and Timberline, and that U of U enrollment from those schools now almost matches that of the University of Idaho.

In-State and Out-of-State Enrollment

Though almost 2/3 of Boise District students are enrolled at in-state schools, the percentages vary among District high schools.

As you can see, Boise is the only high school from which the majority of college-going students attend out-of-state schools. Four of five Borah grads attend in Idaho,  75% of Capital grads stay in the state, and just under 2/3 of Timberline students attend in the state, which is about the District average.

2-Year and 4-Year College Attendance

In  the high school graduating class of 2013, 78% of college-going students attended a 4-year college. In the class of 2018, the percentage attending 4-year colleges is...79%.  So not much has changed.  But the pattern varies among the five District high schools.

Boise and Timberline have the highest percentages of students attending 4-year colleges, but the strong majority of Borah and Capital students attend 4-year schools, as well.

Among the notable 4-year schools our students are attending are (by state):

Arizona - Arizona State 4, University of Arizona 7, Northern Arizona 4

California - California Institute of Technology, Pitzer College 2, Pomona College, Scripps College 2, UCLA, USC

Colorado  - Colorado School of Mines 5, Colorado State 3, University of Colorado 7, University of Denver 2

District of Columbia - George Washington 3

Florida - Embry-Riddle 3, University of Florida

Georgia - Emory University

Illinois - Northwestern, University of Chicago, University of Illinois 2

Kansas - Kansas State, University of Kansas

Louisiana - LSU 2

Massachusetts - Emerson College, MIT 2, Northeastern 2, Wellesley

Minnesota- Macalester College 2, St. Olaf College 3, University of Minnesota

Montana - University of Montana 10

New Hampshire - Dartmouth College 3

Nevada - Nevada-Reno 2

New York - Columbia, Pratt Institute

Ohio - Bowling Green 2

Oklahoma - University of Oklahoma

Oregon - Lewis and Clark College 2, Oregon State 4, Pacific University, Portland State University 3, University of Oregon 3, University of Portland 4, Western Oregon University, Willamette University 2

Pennsylvania - University of Pennsylvania

Rhode Island - Brown University

Tennessee - Union University

Texas - Baylor, Texas Christian University 3,  Texas Tech

Utah - Utah State University 9, BYU 10, Westminster College 6, Weber State 2

Virginia - William and Mary, University of Virginia 2, Virginia Commonwealth 

Washington - Central Washington 2, Gonzaga 4, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific, University of Washington 6, Washington State 6, Western Washington 5, Whitman  3, Whitworth 4