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The Economic Benefits of Increasing the High School Graduation Rate for Public School Students in Champaign – Urbana, Illinois

Oct 15, 2013


Every year, more than 1 million students delay graduation or drop out of high school at great cost to themselves and the national economy. This profile shows how increasing the high school graduation rate to 90 percent in the metro area listed can boost the economy.

To see the economic impact of increasing the high school graduation for individual states or the more than 200 other metro areas in our analysis, visit our interactive economic model at

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