Fast Fact – December 18, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 18, 2020

In 2019, 81 percent of Colorado’s high school seniors graduated 4 years after starting 9th grade, the highest on-time graduation rate reported since 2010 when the state’s Department of Education began using their current methodology. Research demonstrates that graduating from high school is linked to better health outcomes and increased earnings long-term. For young Coloradans, attaining a high school diploma can have significant impacts on their contributions to the economy, workforce, and markers of public health. To see graduation rates over the last decade, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit