Between 2001–02 and 2013–14, the number of high school graduates is projected to increase nationally by 10 percent. Increases are expected in each region of the country, especially in the West. Both public and private schools are expected to have increases in high school graduates.
Projected increases in the number of graduates reflect changes in the 18-year-old population over the projection period, rather than changes in the graduation rates of 12th-graders. However, projections of graduates could be impacted by changes in policies affecting graduation requirements.