New Study Shows Homeschoolers Succeeding in College
The most recent major study is the Progress Report 2009, which surveyed over 11,000 homeschooled students, and showed homeschoolers K–12 scoring an average 37 percentile points above the national average on standardized achievement tests.
For the past decade colleges have actively recruited homeschool students. A new study—Exploring Academic Outcomes of Homeschooled Students, by Michael F. Cogan—shows homeschoolers succeeding in college.
Some of the major findings include:
- Homeschoolers scored higher on the ACT (26.5) compared with the overall student body (25).
- Homeschoolers earned more college credit (14.7) prior to their freshman year compared to the student body (6).
- Homeschooled students earned a higher fall semester GPA (3.37) when compared to other freshman students (3.08).
- Homeschooled students earned a higher first-year GPA (3.41) when compared to other freshman students (3.12).
- Homeschooled students earned a higher fourth-year GPA (3.46) when compared to other freshman students who completed their fourth year
"Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)