These visualizations assist high schools and school districts throughout the region to better monitor graduation rates and FAFSA completion rates. In particular, My Degree Counts places an importance on raising FAFSA completion rates in economically disadvantaged and highly Hispanic school districts in order to boost college enrollment region wide. This data demonstrates high school graduation rates as well as FAFSA completion rates by MDC “high needs” partner districts and individual schools within those districts.
High needs has been defined for the purpose of this dashboard as districts throughout the Houston region with a large percentage of economically disadvantaged and/or a large percentage of Hispanic students. The districts presented on this page are in no way representative of all districts in the greater Houston region, however, they are a representative sample.