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Data for Four-Year High School Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-2012

Race/Ethnicity Percentage of Cohort Who Graduate in Four Years Numerator Denominator
American Indian 73.7% 1,264 1,716
Asian 86.6% 2,275 2,626
Black 74.6% 24,317 32,594
Hispanic 72.8% 7,461 10,255
Multi-Racial 80.1% 2,636 3,290
White 84.4% 51,095 60,527

Data Notes

The data includes students who transferred into the Local Education Agency (LEA) minus students who transferred out of the LEA. The graduates do not include students who leave public high school for a community college, GED or adult high school, nor does it include students with disabilities who complete the 12th grade but do not qualify for a standard diploma. 

Data Sources

N.C. Department of Public Instruction 

Other Views


The four-year cohort high school graduation rate reflects the percentage of ninth graders (cohort) who graduated from high school four years later.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of ninth graders in the cohort who graduate from high school four years later
Denominator: Total number of students in the ninth grade cohort

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 09/17/2012

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