High School Graduation and GED

This infographic provides information about high school graduate rates in America. It shows the difference in the number of high school graduates and those who take the GED. It also provides statistical information for people who have taken GED such as average age and college attendance rates.
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High School Graduation and GED High School 2009 Graduation Rates 45-49 50-59 60-65 66-69 70-74 75-79 80-85 One in every seven Americans with high school credentials received a GED More than 15 million people have received a GED credential since the program began. 1 in every 20 college students has a GED Status dropout rates of 16 through 24-year-olds, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990-2008 24 The average age of a person taking the GED 1990 1995 1998 2000 Native American Asian 2001 2002 2003 2004 Hispanic African American 2005 2006 2007 2008 Caucasian Re-enrolled students who successfully obtained a diploma could earn $400,000 more in their lifetimes with a high school diploma than as dropouts, and each re-enrolled and graduated student would save taxpayers several hundred thousand dollars through lower social costs such as health care, welfare, and incarceration and increased federal, state, and local tax receipts. In 2007, California had the most dropouts of any state 710,000 Nearly one in five U.S. men between the ages of 16 and 24 )18.9 percent) were dropouts in 2007 Nearly 6.2 million students in the united states between the ages of 16 and 24 in 2007 dropped out of high school Georgia had the highest dropout rate at 22 percent More than one in five 16- to 24-years-olds were dropouts in Florida and Georgia 70% of GED recipients complete at least the 10th grade before leaving school

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