Charter High Schools’ Effects on Long-Term Attainment and Earnings

Tim R. Sass, Ron W. Zimmer, Brian P. Gill, and T. Kevin Booker
04 Apr, 2016

Confirming previous research (Booker et al., 2011) that charter school students are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in higher education, this study looks at charter school students’ college persistence and earnings. Findings reveal charter high school graduates are more likely to stay in college and earn more money as adults. In Florida, 23-35-year-olds who attended charter schools could earn as much as $2,300 higher compared to their peers who attended traditional public schools in the Sunshine State.