The national high school graduation rate has risen to a new all-time high. New figures released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics show that 84.6 percent of the students in the class of 2016-17 earned diplomas in four years. That’s a half-point better than in 2015-16, when the graduation rate was 84.1 percent.
Interact with the charts below to see how graduation rates for U.S. students, and different student populations, have changed over time and how your state’s graduation rate compares.
Design & Visualization: Laura Baker