Amid Pandemic, More Michigan Students Graduate High School
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:21:37 EDT

During the Coronavirus pandemic, which closed schools for in-person learning last spring, Michigan high schoolers statewide graduated at a slightly higher rate in 2019-20, according to data released by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

The 2019-20 4-year graduation rate improved to 82.07%, a .66 percentage point increase from 2018-19. The year-over-year graduation rate increase from 2017-18 to 2018-19 was .77 percentage points. The dropout rate fell to 7.77%, a .59 percentage point decrease from the 2018-19 rate.

Throughout the past decade, the graduation rate has increased 7.74%, with higher rates compared to the previous year in nine out of 10 years. More than half of school districts (51.99%) across the state showed a graduation rate increase for 2019-20.

Graduation and dropout rates can be found on CEPIís MI School Data website (


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