giddeyup, are those numbers accepted or attending?
The following is a partial assessment of the Top Ten Percent higher education admissions policy enacted into law in 1997. This study examines the change in the makeup of high schools sending students to the University of Texas at Austin. Looking only at the UT-Austin in the period between 1996 and 2000, this study finds that:
(1) in 2000, as in 1996, the distribution of the entering class at UT-Austin is highly skewed, with a relatively small of number of schools contributing nearly half of the entering class;
(2) nonetheless, some change is evident, and the number of high schools sending students to UT-Austin increased from 622 in 1996 to 792 in 2000, or a 27.3% increase; most of the increase occurred among high schools that sent low numbers, indicating greater access to the UT flagship school;
(4) a closer look at the new senders reveal that they come from seventy-one counties across Texas, with East and Northeast Texas prominently represented;
(5) a profile of the new senders uncovers two distinct clusters of inner-city minority high schools in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio, and rural white high schools in East and Northeast Texas; and there is also a suggestion of a third cluster of minority and mixed rural schools in West and South Texas.
In short, after three years the Top Ten Percent law appears to have broadened, in a modest way, the high school sending or feeding pattern to UT-Austin. And it has done so in a way that benefits all regions of the State. This preliminary look at the new senders suggest that the law has made the State flagship university more accessible to the best high school students, regardless of race, economic standing or residence. In so doing, the Ten Percent law has helped ensure that the diversity of the State is reflected at UT-Austin.
They have them for all Texas High Schools, and it is very interesting to see how their representation has changed over the past 10 years.
BUT INCORRECT on the INFO re non-ranking schools. My son went to a non-ranking school and I don't know whether or not he was in the top 10%, but the gc told us that it was not relevant - except for UT and only UT. Non-ranking schools obviously rank internally - just refuse to allow it to be an admissions factor. Anyway, UT is the one exception and the rank HAS TO BE SUBMITTED. Since my son was not interested in UT, ranking was not a factor, but I've since wondered what the students interested in UT were told about rank.
We all know that that the law is kept in place by the tyranny of the majority in the Texas legislature. This is accomplished on the backs of students from competitive suburban schools.
It sound like the vast majority of the top 10% choose either UT or Texas A&M, though, right?