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On-Time High School Graduation Rates

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. People with a quality education, stable employment, safe homes and neighborhoods, and access to preventive services tend to be healthier throughout their lives.

Related Disparities

On-time high school graduation rates varied among racial and ethnic groups in the United States in the 2008–09 school year.

91.8% Asian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic
82.0% White, non-Hispanic
65.9% Hispanic
64.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
63.5% Black, non-Hispanic

2020 Target

75.5% of students attending public high school graduated in the 2008–09 school year with a regular diploma, 4 years after starting 9th grade.

75.5% 2008–09
82.4% 2020 Target
9.1% increase needed