A total of 36,933 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools in 2015 bringing the total high school graduation rate to 84 percent, an increase of 1 percent over 2014, according to data released by the Utah State Office of Education.
Year-to-year graduation rates increased for all major demographic subgroups in Utah in 2015 with the exception of students with disabilities, which saw a decline from 67 to 66 percent. Achievement gaps persist, however, as USOE data shows:
2015 Graduation Rate
2014 Graduation Rate
English language learners
“It is good to see that, for the most part, the needle is moving in the right direction,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith. “But it is also clear that there is more work to do. We in public education intend to do that work.”