It's a finding from the Irish Times feeder report.
Third-level students are more likely to go to a college local to their school.
It's the finding from the Irish Times' feeder school report which shows they would prefer to stay with their friends going into college near their home.
St.Finians College in Mullingar is the only Midlands school where all of those who sat the Leaving Cert exams went on to third level education.
The highest ratio in Offaly was in Killina Secondary School in Rahan at 91% while in Laois Heywood community school in Ballinakill topped the table at 83%.
Guidance Councillor in Mullingar CBS Betty McLoughlin says the gap is closing: