Three Tucson schools are among the top 10 high schools in Arizona with graduates getting a college degree, according to a new report.
University High School landed in number one in the state when it comes to the amount of graduates who earn a college degree.
Catalina Foothills High School was third. And, BASIS Tucson took fifth place on the list.
The ranking came from the Arizona Board of Regents, which looked at the academic progress of Arizona’s class of 2006.
Julia Toews, the head of Tucson BASIS North, said the board's report may be a bit misleading.
“(There were) only 13 graduates that year," Toews said. "We were still pretty small then. We were actually able to talk to most of (those students) individually...this last week and we found out that 11 of the 13 earned post-secondary degrees and 10 of those were from four-year post-secondary institutions. (Our ranking)...statistically became a little bit better.”
Toews said she's proud her school made the list.