The Abell Foundation has supported the work of the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) around college access for Baltimore City Public School students since 2007.
BERC’s latest publication, “Baltimore College Fact Book: Data Digest of College Access Outcomes,” by Rachel E. Durham, Zyrashae Smith and Curt Cronister, provides a detailed update on how graduates of Baltimore City Schools (City Schools) apply to, enroll in, and graduate from colleges. Part of a longitudinal data study dating back more than a decade, this version of the College Fact Book tracks students through the class of 2018 in order to better understand graduates’ transition to college. For the first time, this report includes the trajectories of students who were first-time ninth graders and provides their college enrollment and degree completion information.
Highlights from the report include:
The College Fact Book will inform the work of educators, partners, policy-makers, and researchers working to support students in Baltimore City Public Schools.