High School Graduation and GED

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


The average

age of a person

taking the GED

1990 1995 1998 2000 Native American


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


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


of GED recipients complete

at least the 10th grade

before leaving school

High School Graduation and GED

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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 statistic...
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