10-year Graduation Trend

While graduation rates slipped slightly in 2007—69 percent of students nationally received a diploma that year—the 10-year trend showed an increase of 3.1 percent in graduates nationwide. Some states made big gains over that decade, while other states fell back, according to “Diplomas Count 2010,” released in June by the EPE Research Center, a division of the nonprofit Editorial Projects in Education.

Fast Facts: Nongraduates

1 of 5 nongraduates attend 25 individual school districts.
11,000 school districts in the U.S. issue diplomas.
1.3 million students failed to graduate in 2010.
Source: EPE Research Center