87.5%

May 14, 2015 | Number of The Day
Percent of entering NJ students who graduate from high school each year

New Jersey boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the country, with a new report finding that 87.5 percent of the state’s entering high school students get their diploma. Using 2013 data, the “Building a Grad Nation” report out of Johns Hopkins University puts New Jersey in the top five among states, well exceeding the national average of 81.4 percent. Still, there remain wide gaps among the different categories of students. For instance, 77 percent of low-income students graduate after four years, compared to 92 percent who are not low-income.