Glenbrook North reported that 97 percent of the graduating class of 2018 is pursuing higher education this fall at 145 institutions.
University of Illinois and Oakton Community College remain the most popular college choices selected by the former Glenbrook North students, followed by Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado-Boulder, Indiana University-Bloomington and Purdue University.
Some of the other top-attended institutions include University of Michigan, Northwestern University and DePaul University. Students applied to an average of more than six institutions.
Of the 97 percent of students attending college, 75 percent remain in the Midwest – with 44 percent of those students remaining in Illinois. Five graduates are attending institutions outside of the U.S. Overall, 64 percent of students are attending public schools and 36 percent are attending private schools.
In addition, several graduates stated they are taking alternative paths to continuing their education such as working on a horse farm, participating in an international mission trip, attending technical institutes and pursuing career education.
Final transcripts were sent to the NCAA for 27 graduates to participate in college athletics.