Facts of the Month

What's The Correlation Between Family Income and Graduation Rates?

Take a look at the following table of data:

Source: Postsecondary Education Opportunity, March 2012

As you can tell from these figures, those students who are raised in families with much higher family incomes graduate high school and college at much higher rates than those who are in the lower quartiles. These data show that we have a lot of work to do in order to help raise the high school and college graduation rates for students who fall outside of the top income quartile.

At NCCC, our mission is to increase high school and college completion rates for lower income, potentially first generation college students.

Publication Date: June 2012