College Enrollment Rates
Cristo Rey graduates are currently enrolling in college at (90%) a rate 1.4x greater than low-income high school graduates (61%) and more than high school graduates from high-income families (86%).
Bachelor's Degree Attainment Rates
Cristo Rey graduates are completing bachelor’s degrees (35%) at more than twice the rate of high school graduates from low-income families (16%) nationwide. While our aspirational goal is that 70% of Cristo Rey graduates complete four-year degrees, we are making strong progress towards them earning college degrees at national rates (58%) comparable to students from families in the highest income quartile.
Source: Mortenson, Tom. “Unequal Family Income and Unequal Educational Opportunity: 1970 to 2015.” Postsecondary Education Opportunity (published by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Education). Number 287. Issue 1 (2017).