Snohomish County college-enrollment rates

Most 2010 graduates of public high schools in Snohomish County enrolled in college. In fact, most local school districts saw graduates enroll in college at rates at or above the state average. Statewide, nearly two-thirds of high school grads continued their education, with community colleges snagging the lion’s share of enrollment, according to the state Education Research and Data Center.

Last week, the state released a searchable online report that breaks down college-enrollment data by high school and school district. It can be found at

There’s plenty more data to sift through. The reports give information on college and university enrollment by aggregate grade point averages, passing rates on state exams and enrollment in precollege courses.

Snohomish County high-school graduates

School district 2010 grads Going to college Going out of state Going in Washington Going in Washington to public four-year


Going in Washington to public two-year college
Northshore** 1,498 78% 18% 82% 37% 38%
Edmonds 1,305 73% 11% 89% 31% 52%
Mukilteo 946 70% 12% 88% 36% 49%
Snohomish 704 65% 15% 85% 23% 58%
Everett 1,141 62% 13% 87% 29% 52%
Lake Stevens 442 62% 8% 92% 26% 61%
Statewide 65,706 62% 17% 83% 28% 50%
Arlington 344 58% 12% 88% 30% 53%
Stanwood 395 58% 18% 82% 22% 55%
Monroe 350 55% 12% 88% 22% 64%
Marysville 707 54% 11% 89% 15% 69%
Lakewood* 173 52% 18% 82% 17% 57%
Sultan* 131 47% 13% 87% 27% 57%
Granite Falls* 156 42% 8% 92% 22% 62%
Darrington* 33 34.5% 30.5% 69.5% 10% 69.5%

* Approximate. To mask student identity, state calculates a range.

** Only a portion of Northshore School District students are from Snohomish County.

Statewide high-school graduates

Statewide All high-school graduates Did not enroll

in college

Enrolled in two-year college Enrolled in four-year college
Female 51% 46% 52% 55%
Male 49% 54% 48% 45%
White 70% 69% 69% 72%
Hispanic 11% 14% 11% 5%
Asian 9% 6% 9% 12%
Black 5% 5% 5% 4%
American Indian 2% 3% 2% 1%
High school GPA less than 3.0 53% 37% 10%
High school GPA greater than 3.0 18% 25% 57%

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