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How Many Dover-Sherborn Graduates Attend College?

More than 80 percent of students attend college from town, according to the latest figures available from the state.

Editor's Note: The following article has been updated to reflect more recent data from the  website.

Next month, many recent high school graduates will be heading off for their freshmen year of college. And 

Nearly 100 percent of the Class of 2011 had set plans to attend a two- or four-year school, according to data from the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School website.

Below is a roundup of how many students from Dover and Sherborn planned to attend schools after graduation:

Class of 2011

  • 99% plan to attend two- and four-year colleges and universities 
  • 6%  plan to attend Massachusetts state colleges and universities
  • 20% plan to attend out‐of‐state public colleges and universities  
  • 20% plan to attend Massachusetts private colleges and universities  
  • 53% plan to attend out‐of‐state private colleges and universities

The numbers show an increase over previous years. In 2011, 98 percent of students planned to attend a four-year college, as compared to 95 percent in 2010.

According to the latest figures available on the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website, which are from the 2009-2010 school year, Dover-Sherborn has 81 percent of its graduates attending college.

Dover-Sherborn's immediate neighbors include Westwood (91 percent attending college), Wapole (85.8 percent) and Medfield (88.6 percent).

See the chart below for percentages by city or town.

Figures are from the 2009-10 school year, from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, showing high school graduates attending institutions of higher education.

Community  Percent Attending Coll./Univ.  Percent Private Two-Year  Percent Private Four-Year  Percent Public Two-Year  Percent Public Four-Year Boston 67.1 0.6 42.1 32.6 24.8 Cambridge 76.8 0 54.7 18.5 26.8 Dedham 70.3 1.7 46.3 21.5 30.6 Dover-Sherborn
81 0 68.5 4 27.4 Medfield 88.6 0 66.7 3.8 29.6 Norwood 77.0 0 42.3 15.9 41.8 Walpole 85.8 0 55.7 11.5 32.8 Westwood 91.0 0 74.9 3.5 21.6

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