Projections of High School Graduates
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been producing high school graduate forecasts for over 30 years, for use by a wide and diverse audience of policymakers, enrollment managers, college counselors, schools and school districts, researchers, and the media. This 8th edition of Knocking at the College Door presents projections through the class of 2028 by state and race/ethnicity. Our projections indicate that the era of annually increasing graduating classes through about 2011 is ending, while graduating classes are rapidly becoming more diverse. The map views below show how these trends will vary considerably by region and state, and this website also offers access to the full report, individual state profiles, and a tool for obtaining customizable data tables and graphs.
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Non-White Share of Public High School Graduates, 2019-20 (Projected)
Percent Change Between 2008-09 and 2019-20 in Total High School Graduates, by State
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