High School Graduation Rate

Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Latest Data: 2020
Release Timing: Annual
Frequency: Annual

 The U.S. Department of Education defines the high school graduation rates as follows:  "The adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) is the percentage of public high school freshmen who graduate with a regular diploma within 4 years of starting 9th grade. Students who are entering 9th grade for the first time form a cohort for the graduating class. This cohort is "adjusted" by adding any students who subsequently transfer into the cohort and subtracting any students who subsequently transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die."

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education began collecting the ACGR in 2010-2011 and approved a timeline extension for states to begin reporting 4-year ACGR data, resulting in the 4-year ACGR not being available in one or more of the school years in some states (such as Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Idaho).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Consolidated State Performance Report, 2010-11 through 2018-19. 

The data here comes from Table 219.46. Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), by selected student characteristics and state: 2010-11 through 2018-19.