COLLEGE COMPLETION

DEAN‘s overarching goal is to increase postsecondary attainment while helping to close the attainment gap. Research shows that any credential earned above a high school diploma leads to higher annual salary and lifetime earnings. As the data shows, there is a great opportunity for more DPS graduates enrolled on the Auraria Campus or Emily Griffith Tehcnical College to earn a college credential. Credentials include Bachelor and Associate degrees as well as technical and non-technical certificates. At this time, the attainment numbers do not include licensures as credentials as licensure data are not universally and consistently reported.

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUR-YEAR CREDENTIAL COMPLETION AT THE AURARIA CAMPUS

The percent of DPS high school graduates who enrolled in college on the Auraria Campus and earned a credential within four years. 

DEAN GOAL BY 2020: 15%

  • DPS Graduating Class, 2012 12%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2011 9.7%
  • BASELINE: DPS Graduating Class, 2010 6.6%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2009 5.4%

CREDENTIAL ATTAINMENT PROXY FOR DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS AT EMILY GRIFFITH TECHNICAL COLLEGE CAMPUS

Rolling average of DPS concurrent enrollment students at EGTC.

DEAN GOAL BY 2020: 50%

  • DPS Graduating Class, 2014-2016 45.7%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2013-2015 43.6%
  • BASELINE: DPS Graduating Class, 2012-2014 44.0%

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUR-YEAR CREDENTIAL COMPLETION ANYWHERE

The percent of DPS high school graduates who enrolled in college anywhere and earned a credential within four years.

  • DPS Graduating Class, 2012 14.3%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2011 11.5%
  • BASELINE: DPS Graduating Class, 2010 7.9%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2009 7%