How would Indianapolis look with a 90% graduation rate?

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The "Graduation Effect" has been coined as "the impact enjoyed by individuals, families, communities, states, and the nation when young people graduate from high school." On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education is relasing brand-new data pertaining to how high school graduation could impact the economy, including localized information for more that 200 local markets.

With 610,000 more high school gradaute in 2013, the nation would have had a 90% graduation rate, and could have seen more than 65,000 jobs for the economy. There would have been an increase in $7.2 billion in annual earnings, $16.8 billion in home sales, and $11.5 billion in annual gross domestic product.

Data also found that Central Indiana would see an economic benefit from a 90% graduation rate, as show in the infographic below.



Learn more about the Graduation Effect during a webinar on December 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Panelists will discuss the Graduation Effect and share brand-new data from the Alliance for Excellent Education's economic model demonstrating the positive national, state, and metro-level impacts to be had if 90% of students graduate from high school. Registeration is required.


What numbers surprised you from this data set? Share your thoughts in the comments below and on social media using #AmGradIndy.

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