Schools Look at WHS Grads' College Choices
How competitive are the colleges?
Westborough school officials have new data on Westborough High School graduates’ college choices.
Assistant School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Mayer told the school committee last week that school officials have spent recent weeks reviewing college application data and acceptance rates from the last four years. The information is in an online database of over 700 colleges and universities, he said.
School officials reviewed which colleges WHS students apply to most; their acceptance rates; “what colleges kids are most likely to attend if they get admitted” and “what percentage of our kids are going to the most select,” he said.
That data shows that “38 percent of our graduates over the last four years have attended the two most competitive categories,” Mayer said.
Of these students, 17 percent attended the most competitive schools, and 21 percent attended the highly competitive schools, Mayer said.