New Maps Show Student-to-Counselor Ratios by District

National discussions about school counselors and college access often focus on state-level trends, but new data compiled by NACAC  illustrates how that approach can mask significant equity gaps within states.

A new series of maps, which draw on data from the 2015-16 academic year,  examines how student-to-counselor ratios differ by school district.

The project is an update and extension of NACAC’s 2018 State-by-State Student-to-Counselor Ratio Report, released in partnership with the American School Counselor Association. That publication tracked counselor caseloads over a 10-year period from 2004-05 to 2014-15.

Download the report or view the interactive maps on Tableau Public.

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