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Most Public School Students Aren’t Prepared for College Work, Data Show

Across the state, the college-going rates for 16 months ranged from about 7 to 94 percent , reflecting factors that include the diversity of the state’s 600-plus public high schools and the influence and expectations of parents about going to college, educators said.

But while thousands of the 2012 graduates were headed to college, only about 25 percent of that year’s class was considered “college-ready” — meaning they could perform at least average in freshman classes in four key subjects, based on student scores on each section of the ACT