3,183,360 U.S. Public High School Students Projected to Graduate by 2022

The graduating public high school class of 2022 is projected to increase by five percent over the 2008-09 class, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES recently released Projections of Education Statistics to 2012 (40th Edition), an annual publication that provides statistics – such as projected enrollments, graduates, teachers, and expenditures – for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions in the U.S.  NCES provides these annual projections, which are based on the 2000 Census and other Census Bureau figures, to provide education stakeholders with state-level projections that use a consistent methodology.

 Some of the high school-related statistics include:

 The projected number of public high school graduates for 2021-22 will be 3,183,360  (in 2011-12, the projected number was 3,100,510).

  • Enrollment in grades nine through 12 in public high schools is projected to increase three percent between 2010 and 2021.
  • High school graduates are projected to be higher in 2021-22 than in 2008-09 for 31 states, and lower for 19 states and the District of Columbia.
  • By 2021, the projected number for the pupil to teacher ratio in public elementary and secondary schools will be 14.4.

For more information, please view the report on the NCES website, http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013008.

 

Note: This blog post was originally authored under the auspices of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The National High School Center’s blog, High School Matters, which ran until March 2013, provided an objective perspective on the latest research, issues, and events that affected high school improvement. The CCRS Center plans to continue relevant work originally developed under the National High School Center grant. National High School Center blog posts that pertain to CCRS Center issues are included on this website as a resource to our stakeholders.

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