Percent of Graduates Who Took a Core Curriculum by Race/Ethnicity

Graph reads: In 2010, 65% of all African American high school graduates who had taken the ACT test had completed, or had planned to complete, at least a core curriculum.
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Seventy-one percent of all 2010 ACT-tested high school graduates took at least a minimum core high school curriculum to prepare them for college (defined as 4 years of English and 3 years each of mathematics, social studies, and science).

Asian American/Pacific Islander students (81%) were most likely to complete a core curriculum, while 74% of White students did so. A smaller percentage of African American (65%), American Indian/Alaska Native (60%), and Hispanic (68%) students completed a core curriculum than all students on average.

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