Minnesota Graduation Rate Rises
TJ Leverentz | Apr 23, 2019 AT 8:44 pm
The Minnesota Department of Education is reporting a record-high graduation rate for 2018.
State education officials say 55,869 seniors or 83.2% of the 2018 class graduated last year. Graduation rates are increasing statewide for all racial groups.
Black students saw the largest increase of 7.2% over the past five years. Graduation rates rose 2.8% for American Indian students, 4.2% by Asian students, and 3.6% for Hispanic students.
The Department of Education says graduation rates for students receiving special education services increased 4%.