WICHE Releases High School Graduate Projections for Most Populous Cities

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released new projections as part of its Knocking at the College Door series. The new supplement projects the number of high school graduates through 2027-28 for the 25 most heavily populated metropolitan areas in the country. These projections can help those trying to bring adults back to complete postsecondary credentials by helping policymakers and education leaders understand the state of the "traditional" education pipeline in years to come.

Research suggests increasing degree production by adults will have to be a key component of efforts to meet national attainment goals, as well as many state and local targets, and understanding the future of our high school populations is a key part of that argument.

The new release also includes projections of public high school graduates by sex.

The full range of WICHE's projections of high school graduates is available here.

Funding from ACT, Inc., and the College Board has allowed WICHE to update and extend these projections.


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