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Survey Shows High School Seniors’ Expectations

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The majority of high school seniors expect to graduate from college with at least a four-year college degree, a survey found.

According to the study—conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics—34 percent of seniors expect to earn a four-year college degree, and another 35 percent expect to complete a four-year degree and a graduate or professional program. And 18 percent said they planned to attend college, or complete a two-year postsecondary program.

The nationally representative survey of more than 13,000 12th graders is a follow-up to the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002.

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