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73% Class of 2018 Graduates Head to College

CARROLLTON, GA – With a new Carrollton High School senior class ushered in Aug. 2, the former class is now on its way to college, careers, or the military with the majority – 73 percent of the graduates – selecting college as their next step.

Of the Class of 2018’s 371 graduates, 272 have been accepted to a total of 133 schools and have committed to attend 69 of them across the country, according to statistics compiled by the CHS Guidance/Career Center.

Graduates will be attending prestigious institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, United States Nuclear Power School, and Williams College, while others will attend top regional research universities such as Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Augusta University, Georgia State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Alabama, and Auburn University. Of the class, 121 graduates plan to attend state universities, such as the University of West Georgia here in Carrollton, Columbus State, Kennesaw State, Georgia Southern, Albany State and others.

Private institutions also are well represented and include Berry College, Clark Atlanta University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Mercer University, Emory University and a host of others nationwide.

Technical colleges are also in the mix. Twenty-eight graduates selected West Georgia Technical College with many on track to complete programs started while they were dually enrolled as CHS students.

Many top-tier graduates applied to and were accepted by multiple schools, but could only choose one to attend. This included 12 students who were accepted by Georgia Tech, with seven attending; and 39 accepted by the University of Georgia, with 23 attending.

“The acceptance rates and rates of attendance of the members of the Class of 2018 demonstrate – once again – that a Carrollton High School graduate performance exceeds expectations,” said CHS Principal David Brooks. “I commend our faculty but also recognize this preparation began many years earlier, and am truly grateful for what the lower grades have done to bring us students of this caliber.”



Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Albany State University

Andrew College

Arkansas Baptist College

Art Institute of Atlanta

Atlanta Technical College

Auburn University

Augusta University

Baylor University

Belmont Abbey College

Berry College

Bethune-Cookman University

Bryan College

Charleston Southern University

Clark Atlanta University

Coastal Carolina University

College of Coastal Georgia

Columbus State University

Dalton State College

Dean College

Delta State University

Ellsworth Community College

Elon University

Emmanuel College

Emory University

Fashion Institute of Technology

Georgia College and State University

Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Southern University

Georgia State University

Gordon State College

Highland Community College

Hutchinson Community College

Jacksonville State University

Kennesaw State University

Liberty University

Lindsey Wilson College

Maryville College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mercer University

Methodist University

Middle Georgia State University

Mississippi State University

Murray State University

Piedmont College

Point University

Purdue University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah State University

Savannah Technical College

Shorter University

Southeastern University

Southern Union State Community College

United States Navy Nuclear Power School

University of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Georgia

University of Mississippi

University of Nebraska

University of North Georgia

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

University of West Georgia

Valdosta State University

Vanderbilt University

West Georgia Technical College

Williams College


Carrollton High School Class of 2018 Valedictorian Amber Zheng gives her graduation speech at the May 18 commencement ceremony in Grisham Stadium.