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Education leaders say percentage of KS high school graduates attending state colleges is falling

Higher education leaders say the percentage of Kansas high school graduates attending state universities is falling.

The Kansas Board of Regents says 55% of high school graduates enrolled at a state higher education facility in 2010, but that fell to 50.3% in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that board officials say economic growth means more jobs are available for people with high school diplomas but no degree, and that rising tuition costs can be a deterrent for students considering higher education.  They say shifting demographics in the state may be a factor.

Regents suggest that the schools should try to enroll more out-of-state students so their higher tuition rates can offset a decrease in tuition for Kansas students.

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