Indiana Department of Education Releases Graduation Rate Data

Indiana’s high school graduation rate went up from 2011 to 2012, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education. State officials are reporting two different graduation rates due to differences between state and federal reporting requirements. The federal rate is lower because fewer students are exempted from the cohort. Statewide, Indiana’s 2012 graduation rate was 88.38 percent, up from 86.61 percent in 2011. The federal rate for 2012 was 87 percent. A complete breakdown of graduation rate data can be found at