This is compared to the national average graduation rate of 83% and Philadelphia’s average graduation rate of 65%. Philadelphia Futures’ rate for enrollment in college is 100%. This is compared to the national rate of 63% and Philadelphia’s rate of 36%.
At Philadelphia Futures, the projected six-year college graduation rate for the class of 2013 is 75%. This is compared to the national average rate of 53%. For first generation, low-income students, the national average rate for college graduation is 12% and Philadelphia’s average rate is 10%.
Close to 500 members of the Philadelphia Futures community gathered at the Convention Center on Wednesday, June 7, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 125 scholars who are earning their high school diplomas and college degrees in record numbers and beating all the odds.