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.

DPS FOUR-YEAR CREDENTIAL COMPLETION AT THE AURARIA CAMPUS OR EGTC

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

*data from Emily Griffith Technical College included in DPS Class of 2014 but not previous years due to data limitations.

  • DPS Graduating Class, 2014* 14.73% 14.73%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2013 9.1% 9.1%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2012 12.0% 12.0%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2011 9.7% 9.7%

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, 2014 24.5% 24.5%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2013 21.9% 21.9%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2012 22.2% 22.2%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2011 20.4% 20.4%