About **3.7 million students** are projected to have graduated from high school in the 2018–19 school year, including 3.3 million students from public schools and 0.4 million students from private schools (source).

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- 1 What percentage of US students graduate high school?
- 2 How many students graduate annually?
- 3 How many high school students are there in the United States?
- 4 What is the dropout rate for high school students?
- 5 How many students are in a high school?
- 6 What is Harvard’s graduation rate?
- 7 How many high school students are there in the US 2021?
- 8 How many high school students are there in the world?
- 9 What ethnicity has the highest dropout rate?
- 10 What race is most likely to dropout of high school?
- 11 How many dropouts end up in jail?

## What percentage of US students graduate high school?

The high school graduation rate in the U.S. was 88% for the 2018-2019 academic year – holding steady with the previous year’s average. State graduation rates ranged from an average of 75% to 94%, according to data reported by 17,618 ranked schools in the 2021 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.

## How many students graduate annually?

4 million or 18% of all college students graduate each year. 2 million or 49% of all college graduates earn bachelor’s degrees. College graduation rates at public institutions have increased 15% since 2010.

## How many high school students are there in the United States?

Enrollment has increased 2.32% since 2018 when there were 15.20 million public secondary school students. 11.34 million secondary students enrolled in public schools in 1990. Since 1990, secondary school enrollment has increased 37.1%.

## What is the dropout rate for high school students?

Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. About 25% of high school freshmen fail to graduate from high school on time.

## How many students are in a high school?

With a total enrollment of 400-500 students, a high school is small enough to maintain an intentional culture and large enough to offer a coherent curriculum. The average American high school has about 850 students—twice the ideal but half of the stereotypical suburban high school.

## What is Harvard’s graduation rate?

The official four-year graduation rate for students attending public colleges and universities is 33.3%. The six-year rate is 57.6%. At private colleges and universities, the four-year graduation rate is 52.8%, and 65.4% earn a degree in six years.

## How many high school students are there in the US 2021?

In 2021, 16,892 new students will have enrolled in high school. From 2019 to 2020, 15.1 million students will have attended high school. The gender parity for US high schools is 0.99.

## How many high school students are there in the world?

The number of pupils in secondary education worldwide increased almost constantly over the past many years. While around 452 million children were enrolled in secondary school in 2000, the number reached about 601 million pupils in 2019.

## What ethnicity has the highest dropout rate?

In 2019, the high school drop out rate for American Indian/Alaska Natives in the United States was 9.6 percent — the highest rate of any ethnicity. In comparison, the high school drop out rate for Asians was just under two percent.

## What race is most likely to dropout of high school?

Black and Hispanic youth are more likely than non-Hispanic white or Asian youth to have dropped out of high school. In 2016, 5 percent of non-Hispanic white youth ages 16 to 24 were not enrolled in school and had not completed high school, compared with 6 percent of black youth and 9 percent of Hispanic youth.

## How many dropouts end up in jail?

There is a direct correlation with a lack of high school education and incarceration. One in ten male dropouts between the ages of 16 to 24 are either in prison or in juvenile detention.