Graduation rates (5-year) by race in Massachusetts

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Graduating from high school and from college pays off in many ways, but especially in terms of life-long earnings. Workers with associate’s degrees earn appreciably more than high school graduates, and workers with bachelor’s degrees earn nearly twice what workers who have not attended college earn.
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Percent – Percent of students in a cohort who graduate within five years, divided by the number of first-time ninth graders five years earlier, less the number of students who have transferred out, plus the number who have transferred in.

Data Source:

5-Year graduation rates from Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) State Graduation Rate Trends

Data last updated December 2022 with data from 2020.

Footnotes: The cohort count is at the end of the school year, with the graduation count updated the following October 1.