Post-Secondary Completion

Within Four Years of High School Graduation

Data Highlights

Unit: Percent

General Population


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This graph examines the percentage of students who complete a degree at a public post-secondary education institution within 4 years of completing high school.

Questions this graph can answer

  • How has the percentage of youth who completed a post-secondary degree differed between youth who did and did not spend time in out-of-home care?

See also

  • Third Grade Reading, for the percentage of children who met third grade literacy proficiency.

  • College Enrollment, for the percentage of high school graduates who enrolled in post-secondary education.


Public post-secondary education institutions includes 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities in Washington State. Any individual who spent time in out-of-home care before completing secondary education has been included in the out-of-home care group.

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