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The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is expecting the state's next largest group of high school graduates in 2024-25, an increase of 9.5 percent. The group has produced high school graduate projections for its member states for decades and has recently started doing state profiles for the nation, said Peace Bransberger, a senior research analyst there.
U.S. college tuition is growing at the slowest pace in decades, following a nearly 400% rise over the past three decades that fueled middle class anxieties and a surge in student debt.
There's no upswing likely for several years in the annual output of high school graduates, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Growth, when it comes, is likely to be led by students with a different profile than those who fed the college pipeline in generations past.
The number of Ohio high school grads is expected to decline by more than 13,000 by 2032, according to a report released in December by WICHE.