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Student Demographics

By Caralee J. Adams — January 23, 2013 1 min read

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 23, 2013 edition of Education Week as Student Demographics

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