With graduation fresh in our minds, SWAG To College would love to share some data points gathered from the graduating Class of 2017.
Overall, the SWAG To College Class of 2017 consists of 108 students from 35 different high schools across Texas and in other states. To gather the information from students, we sent out a survey to all 108 students. We had a, roughly, 60% return rate. As a result, our finding are based on the 60% of students who filled out the survey.
Most of the students identified as a low-income, minority, and first generation student and/or received Free or Reduced Lunch. Furthermore, most students earned a final GPA that is above the national average for high school seniors. Below is a detailed report.
Collectively, the SWAG To College Class of 2017 exceeded the national ACT average score of 20 (The Class of 2017 scored a 22). Additionally, the Class of 2017 crushed the national SAT average for minority students. The national average is 1020, and the Class of 2017 scored 1106. Referring back to the GPA, the national average GPA is a 2.6. Once again, the SWAG To College Class of 2017 crushed that with an average 3.48 GPA.
Lasly, the Class of 2017 had a college acceptance rate of 73%. The students who will attend college in the fall of 2017 are scattered all around the map; most decided to stay in Texas while a few decided to leave Texas and go to school out of state. The Class of 2017 has spread out into roughly 15 states for college.
-- Introduction by Karen Banda
-- Class of 2017 Report by Jennifer Dzul