July 17, 2012
Almost all members of Stevenson High School’s Class of 2012 are going to college, but fewer are staying in Illinois and a declining percentage are headed to public institutions, according to the College/Career Center’s annual report on graduating seniors. The report, which includes information on 1,042 graduating seniors, includes the following highlights:
• 97% of the class is college-bound, with 87% attending four-year schools and 10% attending two-year schools. The percentages are identical to the Class of 2011.
• 60% of the class is attending a public institution, a decrease of five percentage points from 2011; 37% of the class is planning to begin its college education within the state of Illinois, a decrease of seven percentage points from 2011.
• The Class of 2012 can be found on 181 different campuses.
• The University of Illinois at Urbana remains the top school of choice, with 127 students — 14% of the SHS students heading to four-year colleges — planning to attend this fall.
• The five most popular four-year public universities for Stevenson’s latest graduates are: the University of Illinois (1217); Indiana University (61); University of Iowa (47); University of Illinois at Chicago (37); and Illinois State University (36). The top six private schools are: DePaul University (35); Loyola University Chicago (20); Columbia College (15); Bradley University (13); and Marquette University (12) and Northwestern University (12).