Michigan CHARTER STUDENTS THRIVING AND SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE
Past research has consistently showed that charter school students are getting accepted to college at a higher rate, but how are they actually doing once they got to college? The education website, The 74 Million, recently released the results of a research study it conducted that looked at how well charter school graduates were actually doing in college. The 74 Million identified nine large charter school networks with enough alumni to calculate degree-earning success rates. They looked at how many of those charter school students graduated from college in the space of six years, and then compared it to the number of non-charter students who graduated from college. The results were pretty overwhelming: Charter school students are graduating from college at a rate that is three to five times higher than the national average. That’s certainly indicative of what’s happening in Michigan. Charter school graduates aren’t just getting to college – they’r e thriving in college. Here’s a look at some Michigan charter school students who recently graduated from college.
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