In Texas, public high schools with fewer “economically disadvantaged” students and more “college-ready” students tend to send a greater percentage of their graduating classes to the University of Texas at Austin. Often, the majority of those schools’ students are white.
This visualization reveals these trends by showing the percentage of Texas public high schools that enrolled at UT-Austin in 2015, relative to the percentage of the total school population deemed “economically disadvantaged” or “college ready” by the Texas Education Agency. The TEA’s most recent report includes “economically disadvantaged” data for the 2014-15 school year, and “college ready” data for the 2013-14 school year. This visualization includes schools with a senior class size of 100 or more in the 2014-15 school year. Search for a high school below to locate it on the graphs and find more information.
White majority schools
Black, hispanic or multiracial majority schools
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Correction: This story has been updated to clarify that the date range of the Texas Education Agency “college ready” data was for the school year 2013-14, while the “economically disadvantaged” and school population data was for the school year 2014-15.