College Ready Data Fact Sheet

 


  • Among the 48,000 Indiana high school graduates in 2014 who took the SAT, only 101 college-bound African Americans and 156 Latinos had SAT scores and GPAs in the range of the average Purdue freshman. (source: College Board’s Enrollment Planning Service)
  • Among that same set of graduates, only 7 college-bound African Americans and 16 Latinos had SAT scores and high school GPAs in the range of the top 15% of Purdue freshmen. (source: College Board’s Enrollment Planning Service)
  • In areas where Purdue has a statewide polytechnic site, 46% of African American high school graduates and 35% of all graduates who qualified for free or reduced lunch need remediation. The state average for all high school graduates is 23%. (source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education)

  • Purdue has polytechnic sites in:
  • Anderson, IN
  • Columbus, IN
  • Kokomo, IN
  • Lafayette, IN
  • New Albany, IN
  • Richmond, IN
  • South Bend, IN
  • Vincennes, IN

 

  • Compared to the rest of Indiana, graduates who qualified for free or reduced lunch in Marion County are: (source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education)
    • 8 percentage points more likely to need remediation
    • 8 percentage points less likely to enroll in college
    • According to the Department of Education, SAT scores for 2012 IPS high school graduates were significantly below the national average and College Board’s college readiness benchmark. (sources: Indiana Department of Education and College Board SAT 2012 College-Bound Seniors Total Group Profile Report)
      • IPS average: 1265 on a 2400 scale
        • Math=427, Critical Reading=423, Writing=415
      • National average: 1498
      • College Readiness Benchmark: 1550 - This benchmark is associated with a 65 percent probability of obtaining a first-year college GPA of B- or higher, which, in turn, is associated with a high likelihood of college success. (source: the SAT Report on College & Career Readiness: 2012) 

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