MAP: U.S. public high schools increase graduation rate

April 28, 2014 | 4:07 p.m. CDT
U.S. public high schools have a graduation rate of 4 out of 5 students, according to the U.S. Education Department’s most recent statistics from 2012. Graduation rates are calculated by dividing the number of graduates in a given year by the number of students who enrolled four years earlier. Adjustments are made for transfer students. Missouri is among the top 10 states with the highest graduation rates.

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