Outcome data

The St. Olaf Educational Talent Search Program is funded to serve 700 students per year.

  • Increased high school graduation rate:  92% of St. Olaf TRIO ETS students graduate from high school. In 2014, Minneapolis had a 59% graduation rate and St. Paul had a 76% graduation rate. (Source:  Minnesota Department of Education)
  • Increased the number of students enrolled in postsecondary education:  70% of St. Olaf TRIO ETS students enroll in a postsecondary programIn 2012, the low-income college participation rate in Minnesota was 49%. (Source: Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY.)
  • Increased the number of students who continue postsecondary programs:  Of the St. Olaf TRIO ETS students who enrolled in a postsecondary program immediately following graduation, 54% graduate or are still enrolled in PSE after 6 years.  Although 30% of low-income high school graduates enroll in some postsecondary education nationally, only 5% graduate. 75% of students from high-income families enroll in postsecondary education and 60% of those students graduate.  (Source: Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY.)


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