High School Graduation Rate

High School Graduation Rate

People regularly shake their heads and say only 80% of students graduate high school. From there a discussion of the decline of the United States often follows.

I searched for some facts that bear on the issue and found this longitudinal study (p.12) about 10th graders after ten years had passed.

The highest levels of education completed by 2002 high school sophomores as of 2012 were as follows:

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