Report: Pandemic keeps 800 Nashville students from attending college

May 6, 2021


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — Fewer Metro Nashville High School graduates will attend college this fall and the pandemic is the likely cause.

A new report from the Nashville Public Education Foundation says about 53 percent of all grads will not begin college this year.

That represents a roughly 8 percent drop from 2020 and the worst college-going rate in more than a decade.

The foundation estimates that the pandemic is to blame for about 800 Metro students failing to start college over the last two school years.

You can review the full report here.