Knocking at the College Door (9th Edition)

One of the most widely cited sources of comprehensive and reliable data on the future size and composition of high school graduating classes throughout the nation, WICHE’s ninth edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates (December 2016) examines data on public and private schools and projects the number of high school graduates for the nation, four geographic regions, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. And, for the first time, WICHE also includes projections for Guam and Puerto Rico. Knocking also presents projections for public high school graduates, disaggregated by race/ethnicity.

Note: In December 2017, WICHE released new information about private high school graduates, which affects a number of pages throughout this report. Users are strongly advised to review the information available at when referring to private high school graduate trends.

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