For the Media
This year's Diplomas Count explores the graduation-rate challenges facing many students and districts and looks at how schools are using data to help students finish high school and earn diplomas.
Schools collect more statistics now than ever before, and many are using data as they devise new strategies to help student graduate.
View reports for all 50 states and the District of Columbia featuring detailed, state-specific data on current graduation rates and trends over time, definitions of college readiness, high school exit exams, and state requirements for earning a high school diploma. (corrected)
This interactive map allows users to explore changes in state graduation rates for every state and the District of Columbia over the past decade.
View this GIS-based website, which includes information on graduation rates and other indicators across the United
States. Interactive mapping technology allows users to zoom in on their states and access detailed data for every school district in the nation.
The EPE Research Center's online database has more than 1,000 state-level K-12 education indictors spanning more
than a decade and has the ability to build custom tables, charts, and maps using data from Diplomas Count 2010.
District provides non-traditional programs for high school students in need of graduation help.
As the national drumbeat for college readiness grows louder, policymakers and scholars trumpet the potent role that a school's "college-going culture" can play.
South Carolina educators use federal stimulus dollars to work with students in danger of failing to earn diplomas.
Fall River, Mass. uses well-informed action to transform atmosphere, expectations at once-troubled high school.
For the second year in a row, the nation's graduation rate decreased.
A closer look at graduation numbers reveals a concentrated dropout crisis in big-city districts, as well as odds-defying success in 21 urban systems.
Graduation in the United States
Progress on Graduation Rate Stalls PDF
Graduation Rates for 50 Largest Districts PDF
Projected Number of 2009 Nongraduates by State PDF
Epicenters of the Graduation Crisis PDF
Charting Expectations for Big-City Graduation PDF
SOURCES, NOTES, & METHODOLOGY
How Does the EPE Research Center Calculate Graduation Rates?