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Texas School to College Propensity Characteristics

This section presents views of school to college propensity (SCP) characteristics for Texas high schools. SCP measures help us understand the characteristics and relative magnitude of the number of high school graduates attending college. Patterns of college-bound high school graduates vary by high school. The SCP measure helps identify variation in schools that may suggest different levels of access to college from high school to high school. Other factors are reflected by the SCP measure including preparedness for college.

These maps have been developed through the use of the Proximity SDViewer (School District Viewer). The SDViewer software and database may be used to achieve maximum flexibility in viewing characteristics of schools and school districts in regions of interest. See related pattern analyses using SDViewer summarized at sdpatterns.htm and sdpatternssch.htm.

Views presented below are organized by section of the State. The next view presents a graphical depiction of high schools represented as pie charts showing the proportion of graduating students (2002-03) who attended a Texas college in fall 2003 (green, and red depicts those not attending a Texas college in the fall 2003). Data used to develop these views have been derived from data compiled by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. There are three size intervals different pie sizes represent different graduating class sizes of the high schools. The "school to college propensity" can easily be seen and compared on a school to school basis.

Houston Area (click image for larger view; expand browser to full screen; F11 key for IE)

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Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), groupings of contiguous counties, appear with a lavender boundary. Urban areas (urbanized areas and urban clusters) appear as a light beige-yellow.

Dallas Area (click image for larger view; expand browser to full screen; F11 key for IE)

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Austin Area (click image for larger view; expand browser to full screen; F11 key for IE)

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San Antonio Area (click image for larger view; expand browser to full screen; F11 key for IE)

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