The St. Olaf Educational Talent Search Program is funded to serve 700 students per year.
- Increased high school graduation rate: 95% of St. Olaf ETS students graduate from high school.
- Increased the number of students enrolled in postsecondary education: 85% of ETS students enroll in a postsecondary program.In 2000, the national college sending rate for low-income students was 30%. While MN was the leader for 19 year olds that enrolled in postsecondary programs (53.3%), MN had the biggest difference (22.8%) between low-income students and their more affluent peers enrolling in postsecondary programs.
- Increased the number of students who continue postsecondary programs: 58% of St. Olaf ETS students graduate from or are still enrolled in a postsecondary program after 6 years. Source: Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY