Knocking update: new data about private high school graduates

Knocking update: new data about private high school graduates
Year published: 
2017
Month published: 
December
Media type: 
PDF
Number of pages: 
6
File size: 
1 MB

In the December 2016 edition of Knocking at the College Door, WICHE projected that the U.S. is headed into a period of stagnation in the overall number of high school graduates it produces, and that high school graduates from private religious and nonsectarian schools would decline. New data have become available, and they confirm WICHE’s overall projections, but modify the projections for private high school graduates (who constitute about 9 percent of the total number of high school graduates in the nation). Specifically, declines in the future number of private high school graduates no longer appear imminent through at least 2018. WICHE is not issuing new projections of private high school graduates at this time, but herein discusses the newly released data that have been posted to knocking.wiche.edu so that users of the Knocking projections may analyze them alongside the published projections.