This article appeared in the October 2014 Rural Policy Matters

Question: Are rural students more or less likely than their urban peers to attend college: 

Answer:  In general, rural high school graduates are less likely than their urban peers to attend an institution of post-secondary education. According to research released this month, rural students are less likely than their urban and suburban peers to attend college regardless of the demographics of their high school. The only exception is in Low-Income/High-Minority schools where only about half of students, regardless of locale attend college in the fall after high school graduation.


Source: High School Benchmarks 2014, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

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