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

Oct 15, 2013


The national high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but one in five high school students still fails to earn a high school diploma on time. Impacts from this crisis ripple out to economies at the local, state, and national levels. This profile shows how increasing the high school graduation rate to 90 percent for the Class of 2012 in this metro area can boost the economy.


For the most recent data and profiles that show the economic impacts of increasing the high school graduation rate for all states and more than 200 metro areas, visit the Alliance’s interactive economic website at

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