Boston Public School Graduates

Boston College (MA)

Beginning in Fall 2010, Boston College plans greater student outreach to Boston high schools through admissions; more inclusion of transfer students and community college graduates in support programs currently geared for first-year students; and closer data gathering and analysis of Boston public school graduates, from application to admission to enrollment to completion.

BC also will analyze this group's persistence in specialized professional fields like the science/premedical program, business, education and mathematics. Making the experience of this specific group more visible will help define what is needed to further strengthen advising and support programs on campus.

This is part of the Boston success initiative that involves a network of a number of Boston area colleges and universities.

Bottom Line:  BC wants to increase the group's persistence rate from 84 percent to 93 percent.

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