Putting Education Reform To The Test

Report: The Number of College-Age Students Will Decline

A new study says the number of students graduating high school will decline over the next decade — which might make it easier to get into college. Latinos and Asians will comprise a larger share of graduates, while white and black students a smaller share.

The number of high school graduates increased nationally for a decade, peaking at 3.4 million in 2010-11, but then lower birth rates and less immigration contributed to a decline. Estimates show 3.21 million graduates are expected in 2013-2014, according to the report. Then it projects small ups and downs until 2023-24, when high school graduates will reach 3.4 million again.

The effect will be uneven across the country. The Northeast and Midwest will experience the largest declines, with smaller ones in the West and some growth in the South, particularly in Texas and Georgia, the study found.

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