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Table 219.30. Public high school graduates, by race/ethnicity: 1998-99 through 2028-29
Year Number of high school graduates Percentage distribution of graduates
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1998-99 2,485,630 1,749,561 325,708 270,836 115,216 24,309   100.0 70.4 13.1 10.9 4.6 1.0  
1999-2000 2,553,844 1,778,370 338,116 289,139 122,344 25,875   100.0 69.6 13.2 11.3 4.8 1.0  
2000-01 2,569,200 1,775,036 339,578 301,740 126,465 26,381   100.0 69.1 13.2 11.7 4.9 1.0  
2001-02 2,621,534 1,796,110 348,969 317,197 132,182 27,076   100.0 68.5 13.3 12.1 5.0 1.0  
2002-03 2,719,947 1,856,454 359,920 340,182 135,588 27,803   100.0 68.3 13.2 12.5 5.0 1.0  
                                 
2003-04 2,753,438 1,829,177 383,443 374,492 137,496 28,830   100.0 66.4 13.9 13.6 5.0 1.0  
2004-05 2,799,250 1,855,198 385,987 383,714 143,729 30,622   100.0 66.3 13.8 13.7 5.1 1.1  
2005-06 2,815,544 1,838,765 399,406 396,820 150,925 29,628   100.0 65.3 14.2 14.1 5.4 1.1  
2006-07 2,893,045 1,868,056 418,113 421,036 154,837 31,003   100.0 64.6 14.5 14.6 5.4 1.1  
2007-08 3,001,337 1,898,367 429,840 448,887 159,410 32,036 32,797 1 100.0 63.3 14.3 15.0 5.3 1.1 1.1 1
                                 
2008-09 3,039,015 1,883,382 451,384 481,698 163,575 32,213 26,763 1 100.0 62.0 14.9 15.9 5.4 1.1 0.9 1
2009-10 3,128,022 1,871,980 472,261 545,518 167,840 34,131 36,292 1 100.0 59.8 15.1 17.4 5.4 1.1 1.2 1
2010-11 3,144,100 1,835,332 471,461 583,907 168,875 32,768 51,748   100.0 58.4 15.0 18.6 5.4 1.0 1.6  
2011-12 3,149,185 1,807,528 467,932 608,726 173,835 32,450 58,703   100.0 57.4 14.9 19.3 5.5 1.0 1.9  
2012-13 3,169,257 1,791,147 461,919 640,413 179,101 31,100 65,569   100.0 56.5 14.6 20.2 5.7 1.0 2.1  
                                 
2013-142 3,168,450 1,769,050 454,270 661,020 181,900 30,180 72,030   100.0 55.8 14.3 20.9 5.7 1.0 2.3  
2014-152 3,187,000 1,750,350 459,300 685,900 185,170 30,060 76,220   100.0 54.9 14.4 21.5 5.8 0.9 2.4  
2015-162 3,224,140 1,746,430 465,320 713,740 185,070 30,230 83,350   100.0 54.2 14.4 22.1 5.7 0.9 2.6  
2016-172 3,255,320 1,742,040 468,970 736,760 186,830 30,190 90,520   100.0 53.5 14.4 22.6 5.7 0.9 2.8  
2017-182 3,319,760 1,738,760 477,200 774,750 200,730 30,060 98,270   100.0 52.4 14.4 23.3 6.0 0.9 3.0  
                                 
2018-192 3,331,520 1,717,950 472,450 805,450 200,850 29,220 105,600   100.0 51.6 14.2 24.2 6.0 0.9 3.2  
2019-202 3,303,890 1,676,320 459,460 824,330 203,680 28,620 111,480   100.0 50.7 13.9 25.0 6.2 0.9 3.4  
2020-212 3,330,840 1,669,020 451,510 847,770 212,240 29,190 121,110   100.0 50.1 13.6 25.5 6.4 0.9 3.6  
2021-222 3,354,240 1,659,320 445,420 869,910 217,940 29,560 132,100   100.0 49.5 13.3 25.9 6.5 0.9 3.9  
2022-232 3,372,640 1,632,870 447,270 904,420 217,310 29,040 141,730   100.0 48.4 13.3 26.8 6.4 0.9 4.2  
                                 
2023-242 3,441,920 1,629,570 460,740 945,420 218,260 29,310 158,630   100.0 47.3 13.4 27.5 6.3 0.9 4.6  
2024-252 3,492,860 1,627,540 469,950 971,900 220,650 29,430 173,390   100.0 46.6 13.5 27.8 6.3 0.8 5.0  
2025-262 3,497,750 1,603,120 474,420 981,800 225,280 29,100 184,030   100.0 45.8 13.6 28.1 6.4 0.8 5.3  
2026-272 3,416,680 1,552,660 463,790 963,620 220,040 28,710 187,860   100.0 45.4 13.6 28.2 6.4 0.8 5.5  
2027-282 3,348,520 1,513,160 444,520 941,360 226,210 27,540 195,730   100.0 45.2 13.3 28.1 6.8 0.8 5.8  
2028-292 3,361,890 1,514,110 448,170 955,040 221,040 27,670 195,860   100.0 45.0 13.3 28.4 6.6 0.8 5.8  
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Data on students of Two or more races were not reported by all states; therefore, the data are not comparable to figures for 2010-11 and later years.
2 Projected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Prior to 2007-08, data on students of Two or more races were not collected separately. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and statistical methods used to prevent the identification of individual students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1981-82 through 2005-06; "State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2005-06 through 2012-13; and National Public High School Graduates by Race/Ethnicity Projections Model, 1995-96 through 2028-29. (This table was prepared March 2019.)

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