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On-Time High School Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity, 2016–17 School Year 

On-time high school graduation rates, defined as the percentage of students awarded a high school diploma within 4 years of starting 9th grade, varied among racial and ethnic groups in the 2016–17 school year.

  • Asian or Pacific Islander, not Hispanic: 91%
  • White, not Hispanic: 89%
  • Hispanic: 80%
  • Black, not Hispanic: 78%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native, not Hispanic: 72%

Data source: Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES.

On-Time High School Graduation Rate

  • In the 2016–17 school year, 85% of students attending public schools graduated with a regular diploma within 4 years of starting 9th grade.
  • Healthy People 2020 Target: 87%
  • 2.4% increase needed.

Data source: Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES.