Where Are Collingswood Graduates Heading After Graduation?
The most popular destinations are in-state for the class of 2012.
Camden County College is the overwhelming college of choice among 2012 graduates of Collingswood High School, according to a survey the school conducted among CHS seniors.
As many as 73 graduates plan to enroll there following their graduation this month. By comparison, 35 other CHS seniors plan to attend an in-state school, and 42 will be attending college outside of New Jersey.
Another 10 Panthers are either enlisted or plan to enlist in a branch of the armed services, six will attend a vocational school and two plan to enter the workforce. The report also counts 16 students who either don't know or haven't reported their post-graduation plans.
Cost may be a factor in students' choice of college, wrote Collingswood Superintendent Scott A. Oswald in a letter to Patch this week concerning the state report card for the borough school system.
"Some of our very capable students attend Camden County College for two years because it makes sense to them and their families financially," Oswald wrote. "Those students, too, could often go anywhere they choose, as evidenced by their acceptance letters."
Collegestats.org lists Camden County College as the second-cheapest state school in New Jersey for in-state student tuition.