A survey of local students by a nonprofit education research group shows that about 93 percent of them plan to attend a four-year college or university.
The survey was conducted by My College Options, a free college planning service offering assistance to students, parents, high schools, counselors and teachers nationwide.
Participating in the survey were more than 8,500 students – mostly high schoolers and a few middle school students – from throughout the Long Beach Unified School District. Of those students, 92.9 percent plan to attend a four-year institution, and 42.8 percent would be the first in their families to attend college.
Of the students surveyed here, 26.3 percent plan to pursue a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) career, compared to 25.5 percent nationally.