While more ACT year 12 graduates entered higher education than other Australians, the ACT also had the most year 12 graduates who failed to get into university, according to the front page on this day in 1994.
The first comprehensive study of ACT year 12 graduates had been conducted, which studied the rates of participation and non-participation in tertiary education by year 12 students.
The ACT's high rate of graduates who failed to get into university was not reflective of their schooling, but of the fact the ACT had such a high proportion of year 12 graduates.
Eighty per cent of the ACT's 19-year-olds graduated from year 12, whereas in Queensland, the next-ranked state, 64 per cent of students graduated.
"Generally students with higher TER choose to enter ANU or NSW universities, those with a middle level TER go to UC, while those with the lowest TER enter TAFE," the report said.
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