Infographics

Decline in High School Graduates

Pennsylvania and New Jersey are expected to be hit far harder than the U.S. overall by a decline in the number of high school graduates. That’s putting financial pressure on area colleges that don’t draw from across the country.

Percentage change in public high school graduates

since 2004-05

+15%

+12.4%

U.S.

+10

PROJECTIONS

+5

N.J.

0

–5.4%

–5

Pa.

–7.1%

–10

’04-’05

’09-’10

’14-’15

’19-’20

’22-’23

SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Education

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