METS Outcomes – The impact of METS students on their school’s enrollment

Previously, we looked at postsecondary enrollment rates of METS students when compared to their peers in their schools. This time around, we’re going to look at the impact METS students are having on their school’s enrollment rates.

One of the long term goals of METS is to work with schools to create college going cultures in the school. Research has shown in schools where postsecondary enrollment is the expected outcome, students are much more likely to enroll in college after high school. More simply, if a student sees their neighbor go to college and become an engineer, they are much more likely to believe that is a possibility for them. If they mostly see their peers dropout of high school, or not go on to further education, than that is the likely outcome they will see for themselves.  Continue reading

METS Outcomes – Enrollment rates for METS Students vs. their peers

Previously, we have concentrated on the types of institutions METS students attend. This post will discuss the enrollment rates of METS students when compared to their peers from their high schools.

The state of Maine, in partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse and the Mitchell Institute, has put out a series of reports for each high school in Maine. The most recent year studied for METS target schools is 2013-2014. Data for economically disadvantaged has also been included, as that group is the most analogous to the METS student population. Continue reading

METS Outcomes – What types of Colleges and Universities to METS Students Attend?

Previously, we focused on the individual colleges that METS students attend. In this post we are focusing on the types of postsecondary institutions attended by METS students.

Characteristics of METS College Choice

Most METS Student stay in Maine for college. In fact, over the five years studied, 83.4% stay in state. Equally as common is for METS Students to attend school in either the Maine Community College System or the University of Maine System, with 64.7% attending a public state school. 18.7% of METS students attend a private school in Maine, and 16.5% enroll in postsecondary education outside of Maine. Continue reading