The Columbus metropolitan area, the nation’s fourth-largest, has seen a remarkable surge in the number of students pursuing degrees in the area, including a nearly 10 percent increase in the 2016-17 school year.
The area is home to about 1.3 million students, an increase of more than 3,000 students per year, and the number has risen even faster in recent years.
The metro area is also home to more than 100 colleges and universities.
The number of high schoolers graduating in the metro area has more than tripled since 2010, according to data compiled by the American Association of School Administrators.
The region has seen its share of high-school graduates increase from 16 percent in 2010 to 26 percent in 2016, according the data.
While the overall increase in college graduates has been less dramatic, the region’s share of graduates has risen by an additional 14 percent since 2010.
In 2015, the average high school graduation rate in the Columbus area was 61 percent, the highest rate in Ohio.
The national rate was 45 percent, according a study by the Brookings Institution.
Columbus has also seen a dramatic increase in population.
Between the years 2010 and 2020, the number grew from 4,921 to 5,818 people, according data compiled from the Columbus Metropolitan School District.
Nationwide, the population grew from about 11.6 million in 2010, when the metro areas population was about 6 million to 16.6 billion in 2020, according Brookings.
The metro area’s population also has increased, reaching an estimated 2.9 million people in 2019.
Columbus’ population reached 4.3 percent in 2020.
The area is now home to a growing number of businesses, from restaurants to retail outlets, and more than 600 community colleges, according research by the Association of Community Colleges.
In the past few years, there has been an uptick in the percentage of high schools offering degrees, according TOKYO, Japan, the United States and United Kingdom, which are home to the top five high schools for high-stakes admissions.
The top schools for applicants to the highly selective American University in Washington, D.C., were the top schools in Washington and Baltimore, as well as the top universities in the United Kingdom.
In Columbus, the city is home a number of top schools.
The Columbus Metropolitan Area High School of Commerce is ranked No. 3 among all metro areas, according ToKYO.
It is the third-highest ranking school in the country, behind only New York City and Boston, according USA Today.
The Ohio-based school is ranked sixth among all metropolitan areas.
The school has seen an influx of students since the 2015-16 school year, with more than 25 percent more students applying than the last school year in 2016-2017, according DataUSA, a data analytics company.
The school is also seeing an influx in students because of the recent economic downturn.
More than half of the school’s incoming students are from the Northeast and Midwest, according Newsday.
The city has also had a steady increase in students applying to the school since it opened its doors in 2012, with the number increasing every year since.
The average number of incoming students per freshman year at the Columbus school has grown from 3.4 in the last academic year of 2012 to 4.1 in the 2019-2020 school year according to the Ohio Department of Education.