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"Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates"

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A new report projects that by 2019-20, 45 percent of public high school graduates in the United States will be nonwhite, up by more than 7 percent over the class of 2009 and driven by a rapid increase in the number of Hispanic students completing high school.

The report from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, in Denver, also anticipates a decline in the overall number of high school graduates. That number topped 3.4 million in 2010-11, after growing for 15 years, then began a decline that is expected to stabilize in 2013-14 at 3.2 to 3.3 million graduates.

Vol. 32, Issue 18, Page 5

Published in Print: January 23, 2013, as Student Demographics
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