2009: Education and Work After High School: A First Look at the Class of 2007 Print E-mail
Authors: Deanna Schexnayder, Christopher T. King, Greg Cumpton, Nicole Beck, Brian Levy, Chandler Stolp
Date: February 2009
Publication Type: Report

To determine both what students plan to do after high school and key influences on these outcomes, the project surveys seniors in the spring prior to graduation. Graduates' actual postsecondary education and work outcomes are computed annually (for at least four years) using postsecondary enrollment and employment records. Data from prior high school records and the senior survey are added to the longitudinal outcomes data and used to identify those background factors and educational activities associated with specific education and labor force outcomes. Findings are shared annually with local educators, business and community leaders, and policymakers committed to improving the quality of education and employment in Central Texas.

This report presents the results of an analysis of initial postsecondary enrollment and employment outcomes — measured in the fall of 2007 — for 2007 high school graduates in the eight independent school districts (ISDs) that participated in the Student Futures Project in 2007: Austin, Del Valle, Eanes, Leander, Manor, Pflugerville, Round Rock and San Marcos Consolidated.

The Ray Marshall Center The University of Texas at Austin The LBJ School of Public Affairs