In this project, we build an interactive map showing high school completion and college-going trends in Wisconsin from 2010 and 2019 at the county and the school level. In particular, we draw attention to the trends for “economically disadvantaged” students, a term used by Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction. We use this variable to identify students who are potentially eligible for Pell grants; doing so can help the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recruit more Pell-eligible students.

Access the raw data or download the PDF explainer for information on sources used in the analysis, definitions of key terminologies and measurements, descriptive statistics, and how to use the Tableau interactive map.

College-Going Students in Wisconsin 2010-2019