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Top college progression schools in Munster


Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 21/01/2015. Top college progression schools in Munster

The college progression data published on Schooldays.ie and in many of the national newspapers in November 2014 provides information on how schools are performing with regard to the number of students who have graduated from secondary school and have been accepted at college and universities around Ireland. The information is based on data released by all the universities and third level colleges to Schooldays.ie.

College progression data doesn't tell the full story for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they don't reflect the extraordinary lengths that schools and individual teachers go to in order to get disadvantaged students passed the exam line.

However, they do form part of the information which parents may wish to consider when choosing a school to suit their child, and for that reason, it is useful to look at the information provided. Here is a list of the schools in Munster sending the most students to third level:

The highest ranked schools for sending students to third level in Munster are (excluding Cork):

text re imageLaurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd, Limerick - This Limerick girls’ school is ranked no. 1 school for college progression in Ireland with 88.7% of students progressing to university.

text re imageGlenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick - This Limerick boys’ school is ranked no. 2 school for college progression in Ireland with 88.3% of students progressing to university.

text re imageColaiste Ide, Dingle, Co. Kerry - This girls’ school in Kerry ranks no. 12 in the national ranking for college progression, with 78.9 % students attending university. With 31 students attending the main colleges.

Castletroy College, Newtown, Co. Limerick - This mixed gender school in Limerick had 195 students sit their leaving cert in 2014 with 179 attending the main colleges. It is ranked 27th overall.

Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary - This fee paying catholic boys’ school is ranked 30th in 2014. 71% of students progressed to college this year.

The highest ranked schools for sending students to third level in Cork:

text re imagePresentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork - This Cork city catholic boys’ school had 111 students sit their leaving certificate this year with 84.6% of these progressing to college. Ranked 7th overall in Ireland.

Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork - This smaller sized girls’ school in Cork City saw 37 students sit their exams with 81.6% graduating to university.

Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork - This large Cork city girls’ school is ranked 11th in Ireland with a 79% college progression rate in 2014.

text re imageColaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork - This large mixed Glenmire school was ranked 13th in 2014 college progression tables with 77.7% attending college this year.

text re imageChristian Brother College, Wellington Road, Cork - This large fee paying catholic school has 76.4 % progression rate for college in 2014, ranking 20th overall.


For more on College Progression Tables for you school see our dedicated section here.


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