Understanding the effect of private school choice on real-world success beyond test scores requires data on outcomes like college enrollment and graduation, and thanks to three recent Urban Institute studies, we know more about this than we did a year ago. Prior research examined outcomes of about 2,600 participants in three city-specific programs. We now have evidence based on nearly 13,000 additional school choice participants in two of those cities and in the country’s largest statewide program.

The three studies find neutral to positive impacts of private school choice on college enrollment and graduation, but with some variation:

  1. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.
  2. The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
  3. Washington, DC’s Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Find out more about these three programs by Matthew Chingos at Urban Institute