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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009

Section 3. High School Graduates: National


Figure G. Actual and projected numbers for high school graduates, total and by control of school: Selected years, 1993–94 through 2018–19

Figure G. Actual and projected numbers for high school graduates, total and by control of school: Selected years, 1993–94 through 2018–19

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The private school number for 2005–06 is estimated using data from the Private School Universe Survey.
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 24.)

Total number of high school graduates

The total number of high school graduates (figure G; reference figure 22 and table 24)

  • increased 27 percent between 1993–94 and 2005–06, a period of 12 years; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 9 percent between 2005–06 and 2018–19, a period of 13 years.

Public high school graduates

The number of public high school graduates (figure G; reference figure 23 and table 24)

  • increased 27 percent between 1993–94 and 2005–06; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 9 percent between 2005–06 and 2018–19.

Private high school graduates

The number of private high school graduates

  • increased 27 percent between 1993–94 and 2005–06; and
  • is projected to decrease 10 percent between 2005–06 and 2018–19.


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