About this Indicator
The proportion of students taking the SAT who meet the college readiness benchmark provides one measure of the academic preparation of college-bound students. The college readiness benchmark score of 1550 delineates a 65 percent likelihood of attaining at least a “B-” in first-year, four- year college courses. Approximately 54 percent of four-year college freshmen who meet the readiness benchmark complete a bachelor’s degree within four years, relative to 27 percent of students who enroll without meeting the benchmark.
College Board. The SAT college and career readiness benchmark.