A range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors contribute to individual and population health. For example, people with a quality education tend to be healthier throughout their lives.
On-Time High School Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity, 2013–14
On-time high school graduation rates, defined by the percentage of students awarded a high school diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade, varied among racial and ethnic groups in the 2013–14 school year.
Asian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 89%
White, non-Hispanic: 87%
Black, non-Hispanic: 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 70%
Data source: Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES.
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 TARGETS
On-Time High School Graduation Rate
82% of students attending public schools graduated with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade in the 2013–14 school year.
Healthy People 2020 Target: 87%
6% increase needed.
Data Source: Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES.