Public High School Graduates, by Race and Ethnicity
In 1999–2000, White students represented the majority of all high school graduates. While Whites remained the majority in 2011–12, their total share of all public high school graduates decreased as the total share of students of color increased. Projections predict this trend will continue, with Whites representing just under half of all public high school graduates in 2025–26.
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report
Chapter Two: Secondary School Completion
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U.S Department of Education, Digest of Education Statistics 2017, Table 219.30
Data for 1999-2000 to 2011-12 reflect actual values; data for 2013-14 to 2025-26 reflect projected values.
Prior to 2007–08, data on students of more than one race were not collected separately.
Data on students of more than one race were not reported by all states; therefore, the data are not comparable to figures for 2010–11 and later years.