Massachusetts high schools with the highest rates of attending college after graduation

Date Published: 
May 31, 2019
Author: 
Michelle Williams
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Just under 68,000 students graduated from public high schools across high school last year. How many went on to college. 
 
About 72 percent of students went on to attend a two- or four-year college program. The highest percentage - about 40 percent - enrolled in a public four-year degree program, with just under 8,000 enrolling into the University of Massachusetts system with about 6,000 more enrolling in a different state university in Massachusetts. 
 
About 38 percent of students chose a private four-year college and just over 21 percent enrolled in a Massachusetts community college. 
 
Enrollment rates after high school varied widely across Massachusetts, with one school seeing 100 percent college enrollment, another 22.5 percent.
 
See the high schools with the most graduates going on to college below. 
 
49. Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science (tie)
 
Location: Worcester
 
Number of graduates: 46
 
Percent attending college or university: 87
 
49. Lexington Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Lexington
 
Number of graduates: 552
 
Percent attending college or university: 87
 
49. City on a Hill Charter Public School Dudley Square (tie)
 
Location: Roxbury
 
Number of graduates: 46
 
Percent attending college or university: 87
 
46. Walpole Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Walpole
 
Number of graduates: 279
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.1
 
 
46. Sturgis Charter (tie)
 
Location: Hyannis
 
Number of graduates: 186
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.1
 
46. Melrose Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Melrose
 
Number of graduates: 224
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.1
 
44. Sharon Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Sharon
 
Number of graduates: 262
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.4
 
44. Hingham Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Hingham
 
Number of graduates: 326
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.4
 
42. Monson Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Monson
 
Number of graduates: 65
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.7
 
42. Dover-Sherborn Regional (tie)
 
Location: Dover
 
Number of graduates: 163
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.7
 
41. Abby Kelley Foster Charter
 
Location: Worcester
 
Number of graduates: 90
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.8
 
40. East Longmeadow Public Schools 
 
Location: East Longmeadow 
 
Number of graduates: 214
 
Percent attending college or university: 87.9
 
39. Andover Public Schools 
 
Location: Andover 
 
Number of graduates: 414
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.2
 
38. Easton Public Schools 
 
Location: Easton 
 
Number of graduates: 320
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.4
 
 
37. Northborough-Southborough Regional 
 
Location: Southborough 
 
Number of graduates: 350
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.6
 
36. Littleton Public Schools 
 
Location: Littleton 
 
Number of graduates: 115
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.7
 
33. Wayland Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Wayland 
 
Number of graduates: 216
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.9
 
33. Frontier Regional (tie)
 
Location: South Deerfield
 
Number of graduates: 81
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.9
 
33. Chelmsford Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Chelmsford
 
Number of graduates: 380
 
Percent attending college or university: 88.9
 
32. Millis Public Schools 
 
Location: Millis
 
Number of graduates: 109
 
Percent attending college or university: 89
 
29. Holliston Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Holliston
 
Number of graduates: 186
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.2
 
29. Harvard Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Harvard
 
Number of graduates: 111
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.2
 
29. Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter (tie)
 
Location: Hyde Park 
 
Number of graduates: 37
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.2
 
28. Hopkinton Public Schools
 
Location: Hopkinton 
 
Number of graduates: 289
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.3
 
27. North Reading Public Schools
 
Location: North Reading
 
Number of graduates: 217
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.4
 
26. Scituate Public Schools
 
Location: Scituate
 
Number of graduates: 209
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.5
 
24. MATCH Charter Public School (tie)
 
Location: Boston
 
Number of graduates: 77
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.6
 
24. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (tie)
 
Location: Sudbury
 
Number of graduates: 384
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.6
 
22. Hanover Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Hanover
 
Number of graduates: 195
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.7
 
22. Francis W. Parker Charter (tie)
 
Location: Devens
 
Number of graduates: 68
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.7
 
21. Community Charter School of Cambridge
 
Location: Cambridge
 
Number of graduates: 49
 
Percent attending college or university: 89.8
 
19. Mansfield Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Mansfield
 
Number of graduates: 289
 
Percent attending college or university: 90
 
19. Acton-Boxborough Regional (tie)
 
Location: Acton
 
Number of graduates: 450
 
Percent attending college or university: 90
 
18. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter
 
Location: Marlborough
 
Number of graduates: 101
 
Percent attending college or university: 90.1
 
16. Winchester Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Winchester
 
Number of graduates: 94
 
Percent attending college or university: 90.4
 
16. Cohasset Public Schools (tie)
 
Location: Cohasset
 
Number of graduates: 94
 
Percent attending college or university: 90.4
 
15. Pioneer Charter School of Science
 
Location: Everett
 
Number of graduates: 32
 
Percent attending college or university: 90.6
 
14. Salem Academy Charter
 
Location: Salem
 
Number of graduates: 43
 
Percent attending college or university: 90.7
 
13. Groton-Dunstable Regional
 
Location: Groton
 
Number of graduates: 211
 
Percent attending college or university: 91
 
12. Westford Public Schools
 
Location: Westwood
 
Number of graduates: 387
 
Percent attending college or university: 91.2
 
11. Westwood Public Schools
 
Location: Westwood
 
Number of graduates: 246
 
Percent attending college or university: 91.5
 
10. Avon Public Schools
 
Location: Avon
 
Number of graduates: 36
 
Percent attending college or university: 91.7
 
9. Reading Public Schools
 
Location: Reading
 
Number of graduates: 276
 
Percent attending college or university: 92
 
8. Medfield Public Schools
 
Location: Medfield
 
Number of graduates: 227
 
Percent attending college or university: 92.1
 
7. Norwell Public Schools
 
Location: Norwell
 
Number of graduates: 169
 
Percent attending college or university: 92.3
 
6. Lynnfield Public Schools
 
Location: Lynnfield
 
Number of graduates: 157
 
Percent attending college or university: 92.4
 
5. Foxborough Regional Charter
 
Location: Foxborough
 
Number of graduates: 56
 
Percent attending college or university: 92.9
 
4. Longmeadow Public Schools 
 
Location: Longmeadow
 
Number of graduates: 225
 
Percent attending college or university: 93.8
 
3. Prospect Hill Academy Charter 
 
Location: Cambridge
 
Number of graduates: 69
 
Percent attending college or university: 95.7
 
2. Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter 
 
Location: Adams
 
Number of graduates: 30
 
Percent attending college or university: 96.7
 
1. Pioneer Charter School of Science II
 
Location: Saugus
 
Number of graduates: 30
 
Percent attending college or university: 100
 
The public charter serves students in grades 7 through 12, focusing on a college prep curriculum.