Diplomas Count 2016: High School Redesign
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Diplomas Count 2016 Map: Graduation Rates by State, Student Group

Beginning with the class of 2011, federal regulations required each state to calculate graduation rates using a method known as the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR). All states and the District of Columbia have reported ACGR rates.

Based on those state-reported data, the U.S. Department of Education indicates that the nation’s graduation rate reached an all-time high, 82 percent for the class of 2014. That’s an increase of 1 percentage point over the prior year. But black, Latino, and American Indian students continue to lag behind their white and Asian peers.

Browse the latest state and national data for all students and subgroups:


Source: Graduation rates are calculated by states using the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) method, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education.
Visualization: Chienyi Cheri Hung, Stacey Decker

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