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Washington High School Grads Have a Better Chance of Getting Into College

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This year's high school graduates have a slightly better chance of getting into Washington's public colleges and universities, thanks to a fluke of demographics. This year's high school graduates have a slightly better chance of getting into Washington's public colleges and universities, thanks to a fluke of demographics.

SEATTLE, WA - This year's high school graduates have a slightly better chance of getting into Washington's public colleges and universities, thanks to a fluke of demographics.

The class of 2014 is at the bottom of population dip, which means they have a little less competition for admission to college.

The number of high-school seniors graduating in Washington - and around the nation - is at its lowest point in years.

The Western Interstate Commission for High Education, which tracks demographic trends, says about 5,000 fewer students are expected to get a diploma in Washington than did in 2010.

This year, nearly 69% of in-state freshman applicants to the University of Washington will get an acceptance letter in the mail this month.  

In 2013 and 2012, between 63-65% of in-state applicants were admitted.

 

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