Idaho’s college “go-on rate” continues its pandemic plunge.

In 2021, only 37% of the state’s high school graduates went straight to college, down another 2 percentage points from the previous year.

In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, the go-on rate stood at 46%.

This year’s go-on rate is the lowest since at least 2014, according to State Board of Education data.

The go-on rate has become one of the state’s most high-profile education metrics — as Idaho wrestles with chronically low college enrollment and graduation rates.

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