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

Graph reads: In 2011, 69% 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-four percent of all 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates took at least a minimum core high school curriculum to prepare them for college.

Asian students (81%) were most likely to complete a core curriculum, while 78% of Pacific Islander and 76% of White students did so. Smaller percentages of African American (69%), American Indian (63%), and Hispanic (72%) students completed a core curriculum.

Note: Race/ethnicity categories changed to reflect updated US Department of Education reporting requirements.

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