About this Indicator
The completion of high school or its equivalent is typically required for college admission. Graduation rates are based on the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma.
More specifically, the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is defined as “the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. From the beginning of 9th grade (or the earliest high school grade), students who are entering that grade for the first time from a cohort that is ‘adjusted’ by adding any students who subsequently transfer into the cohort and subtracting any students who subsequently transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die” (U.S. Department of Education, 2012).
U.S. Department of Education. ED Data Express, ACGR.