Class of 2020: Nearly half attending college out of state

Posted On: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Class of 2020 earned nearly $7.5 million in scholarships and institutional aid and 98 percent are attending four-year colleges and universities. And among those institutions, The Ohio State University continues to be the biggest draw, with 37 of the class's 61 graduates applying and 11 ultimately enrolling this fall. Indiana and Tennessee tied for the states with the largest number of enrolled 2020 graduates (three each).

The number of students attending an out-of-state college or university is now at 46 percent; and 21 percent are attending private institutions, whether in Ohio or elsewhere.

Those updates were part of the college counseling update presented Tuesday (Nov. 17) to the Board of Education. The presenter was Jennifer Nagy, the college guidance counselor at the Junior/Senior High School. Other data points about the class include:

  • 6: Average number of applications submitted per student.
  • 48: Number of students taking an Advanced Placement Exam.
  • 29: Average ACT score.
  • 1267: Average SAT score.
  • 3.61: Average GPA (weighted).
  • 13: Number of four-year private colleges enrolled at.

In addition, she summarized the programs and activities her office undertakes to help not only seniors with the college journey but all students in grades 9-12. Those include application bootcamps, essay workshops, and individualized meetings. Her report is presented each fall to the Board of Education.

She also shared early data about the Class of 2021, such as:

  • 27 students have a 4.0 or higher GPA.
  • The students’ average score (78 test takers) on the ACT is 26.6.

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