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ERIC Number: ED500653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. Mississippi
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5) White, non-Hispanic. Overall trends include: (1) Peak in the number of high school graduates in 2008-2009, followed by gradually declining enrollments and number of graduates; (2) Highest percentage of growth in the West; and (3) Wide variation in size and make-up of graduating classes. Data for Mississippi indicates a trend toward increased diversification of public high school graduating classes, and decline of White non-Hispanic graduates, a trend comparable to most states across the country. However, where in other states the growth among Hispanics is most notable, in Mississippi their numbers are so small to start with that even the rapid pace at which they are increasing has less of an immediate effect on the forecasted changes than does the expected increase in Black non-Hispanic graduates. Also unlike the remainder of the country, Mississippi is projected to see substantial increases in public graduates in the first few years of the projections before the production slips. (Contains 4 figures.) [For consolidated executive summary, see ED500531; for full consolidated report, see ED500532.]
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.; College Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)