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Graduation Data Finalized

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The federal government has finalized graduation data, released in preliminary form earlier this fall, showing Wisconsin students tied for 3rd-highest graduation rate in the nation for 2013-14.

The state’s 4-year graduation rate is reported as 88.6 percent, 0.6 percentage points higher than the previous year. The national rate climbed by 0.9 points, from 81.4 to 82.3 percent.

Both the state and national rates were the highest in 5 years.

The highest state rates were found in Iowa (90.5) and Nebraska (89.7). New Jersey tied Wisconsin for the third place.