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

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Seventy-four percent of all 2013 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 76% of White and 72% of Hispanic students did so. Smaller percentages of Pacific Islander (71%), African American (69%), and American Indian (62%) students completed a core curriculum.

Note: Race/ethnicity categories changed in 2011 to reflect updated US Department of Education reporting requirements.

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Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates Who Completed a Core Curriculum by Race/Ethnicity, 2013

Graph reads: In 2013, 69% of all African American high school graduates who had taken the ACT had completed, or had planned to complete, at least a core curriculum.

Race/EthnicityPercent
African American69%
American Indian62%
Asian81%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islander71%
White76%
All74%