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79% Class of 2019 Graduates Head to College

Class of 2019 Graduation (Courtesy of Carrollton City Schools)

Newly minted Carrollton High School alumni who graduated May 17 are preparing for their next step – whether it be college, careers, or the military – and the majority – 79 percent – of the graduates have selected college as their post-secondary option.

Of the Class of 2019’s 388 graduates, 67 percent will be attending four-year colleges and 12 percent will attend two-year schools. In total, 116 schools accepted CHS students, and of those schools, graduates have committed to attend 60 of them across the country, according to statistics compiled by the CHS Guidance/Career Center. Three percent of the remaining students will enter the military and 18 percent plan to enter the workforce.

These graduates have been accepted to top regional research universities such as Vanderbilt University, 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.

Other graduates plan to attend comprehensive and state universities, such as the University of West Georgia here in Carrollton where almost 100 students have decided to attend. Others are Columbus State,  Kennesaw State, Georgia Southern, Albany State, University of North Georgia, Valdosta State.

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

Technical colleges are also in the mix. Thirty-three 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 one student each accepted to Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seven students who were accepted to Georgia Institute of Technology, and 26 accepted to the University of Georgia.

“The acceptance rates and rates of attendance of the members of the Class of 2019 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.”


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