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Projections of Education Statistics to 2014, published September 2005.

Section 3. High School Graduates: National

Total number of high school graduates

The total number of high school graduates (figure F; reference figures 21 and 22 and table 23)

Figure F. Actual and projected numbers for high school graduates, total and by control of school: Selected years, 198889 to 201314
Figure F. Actual and projected numbers for high school graduates, total and by control of school: Selected years, 198889 to 201314
SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Education, NCES: Common Core of Data surveys, various years; Private School Universe Survey, various years; and National High School Graduates Model. (See reference table 23.)
  • increased 6 percent between 198889 and 200102; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 10 percent between 200102 and 201314.

Public high school graduates

The number of public high school graduates

  • increased 7 percent between 198889 and 200102; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 9 percent between 200102 and 201314.

Private high school graduates

The number of private high school graduates

  • increased less than 1 percent between 198889 and 200102; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 15 percent between 200102 and 201314.

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