Do Homeschoolers Perform Better?

Research suggests homeschooled children tend to do better on standardized tests, stick around longer in college, and do better once they’re enrolled.

A 2009 study showed that the proportion of homeschoolers who graduated from college was about 67%, while among public school students it was 59%.

Do homeschoolers learn more?

According to a 2009 study of standardized testing, homeschoolers scored in the 86th percentile. Research also suggests that homeschooled kids get into college more often and do better once they’re enrolled.

Are homeschooled kids better off?

According to Burns, homeschoolers are more likely to come from homes with educated parents and higher incomes. Homeschooling parents are less likely to divorce (which is true of higher income couples in general). Homeschooled kids watch less television. All of this results in higher academic achievement.

It may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States. Taxpayers spend nothing on most homeschool students and homeschool families spend an average of $600 per student annually for their education. Homeschooling is quickly growing in popularity among minorities.