State graduation rate up slightly



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State education officials say Wisconsin's 2014 graduation rate increased slightly from the previous year.

The Department of Public Instruction says the class of 2014 had a statewide graduation rate of 88.6 percent, up 0.6 points from the prior year and 2.9 points from the 2009-2010 school year. The four-year graduation rate includes all students who earned a regular public high school diploma.

DPI says the class of 2014 includes 58,888 public high school students who graduated in four years out of a possible 66,098 children in the same class.

Education officials also say the four-year graduation rate also improved slightly for some minority groups, including blacks, American Indians and Hispanic or Latino students.

For students who completed high school in 2014, 59.3 percent enrolled in a college or university last fall.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast