Post-secondary growth remains steady among local students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The number of public school students who attended post secondary school held steady from 2013 to last year, according to figures released Wednesday by Say Yes Buffalo.

Although the group showed modest growth or small losses in the same year-over period, the latest numbers show a seven percent increase — from 57 percent to 64 percent — in the number of students who attended two- or four-year colleges since the program’s inception in 2012. It’s also higher than the national 61 percent, according to Say Yes Buffalo.

Among some of the other data released Wednesday, the number of Buffalo Public School graduates enrolling in two- and four-year institutions increased by two percent, from 66 percent at this point last year to 68 percent.

Enrollment at four-year institutions remained stable from 2013 to 2014 at 38 percent, according to data released this week. Meanwhile, enrollment at two-year institutions dropped by four percent from 30 percent in 2013 to 26 percent in 2014.

Say Yes Buffalo used figures released by the National Student Clearinghouse, an educational research organization that analyzes enrollment data from more than 3,500 colleges and universities. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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