Indicators 4-5. Community College-Going Rate and Overall
College-Going Rate

Graph: AZ-2010-11: Overall college-going rate: 51%, Community college-going rate: 46%; AZ-2011-12: Overall college-going rate: 58%, Community college-going rate: 42%; AZ-2012-13: Overall college-going rate: 58%, Community college-going rate: 39%; Nation-2012-13: Overall college-going rate: 66%, Community college-going rate: 29%

Arizona’s community colleges enroll a much higher percentage of recent high school graduates than the national average.3With only three public, four-year universities in the state, however, Arizona’s overall college-going rate4 lags behind the national number.

Arizona’s community colleges will continue to work with the Arizona Board of Regents to improve the state’s overall college-going rate.

3U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). College enrollment and work activity of 2012 high school graduates. Washington, DC: Author.

4Postsecondary Education Opportunity. (2013). Chance for college by age 19 by state, 1986-2012. Oskaloosa, IA: The Mortenson Seminar on Public Policy Analysis and Opportunity for Postsecondary Education.