KidsFlash Fast Fact – Colorado High School Graduation Rate

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

In 2011, Colorado’s high school graduation rate was 73.9 percent, a slight increase from the previous year. Ensuring all children graduate from high school is important not only for their future economic success, but for the future of our state as a whole. One study estimates that each Colorado student who fails to graduate costs the state $322,000 over his or her lifetime. To find data on graduation rates in your county or school district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.