Given the challenging backgrounds of many students, who tend to come from lower-income homes and families without college degrees, Aroostook is shattering expectations at sending its young people on to higher education.
Between 2009 and 2016, 67 percent of students in Aroostook attended a two- or four-year college in the fall after graduating from high school. It was the second highest rate in the state, behind far-wealthier Cumberland County, which saw 68 percent of students go on to college in that time. The third highest-performing county, York, sent 62 percent of its students to college. Read Tyler's Full Article in the Bangor Daily here.