Released in December 2020, the data in the 10th edition of Knocking at the College Door high school graduate projections predated the pandemic. Since, reports in February 2024, February 2023 and July 2021 review the latest available information about public high school enrollment and graduate data from the school years impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And WICHE analysis of Census 2020 data further reveal the increasing racial and ethnic nuance in the U.S. West’s diverse youth population.
WICHE has released new analysis that suggests learning disruption since the pandemic may have affected enough children and teens that a quantitative impact on high school graduation is plausible.
Analysis from Spring 2023 suggests COVID-19’s impacts in the K-12 pipeline may present additional long-term enrollment challenges to those which postsecondary leaders and institutions are already grappling with.
Census 2020 data reveal the increasing racial and ethnic nuance in the U.S. West’s diverse youth population.
The 10th edition high school graduate projections, released in December 2020.
- Navigating Learning Loss and Changing Demographics
- How the Pandemic Compounds Education Pipeline Challenges
- Census 2010-2020: U.S. West Youth Populations
- Knocking at the College Door 10th Edition