States projected to have the most students graduating from high school in 2028

March 19, 2019
The Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 predicts that from 2012-13 to 2027-28, the number of graduating public high school students will rise 5.3 percent.

The U.S. Department of Education's Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 predicts that in 2027-28, the nation's public schools will have 3,337,020 students graduating—a 5.3 increase over the 3,169,257 high school graduates reported in 2012-13.

California is projected to have the most graduating students in 2028—more than 398,000. That would be a 5.6 percent decline compared with 2012-13. Texas is projected to have more than 385,000 graduating student in 2028—an increase of 28 percent over its 2012-13 figure.

Here are the 10 states projected to have the most graduating public high school students in 2027-28

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