education stats

Virginia Sellner (
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:45:06 -0700 (MST)

Just as a piece of information -

We put a question on our intake form for the Welcome Mat asking about
people's education -- not required to answer by any means -- but we had so
many people telling us that the homeless are not educated -- so we decided
to prove they are.

In 1998, through the end of October we have seen a total of 1,518 DIFFERENT
PEOPLE.  Of those that answered:  701 were High School Grads, 111 attended
college but did not stay until they got their degree, 178 graduated with an
under grad degree.  9 had advanced degrees. 432 dropped out of school before
graduating from high school -- some may have gone for a GED but did not
indicate that on the form.  87 did not reply to the question.

Virginia Sellner
Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
P. O. Box 1232
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1232
Located at 910 Central Ave. Upstairs
(307) 634-8499
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