Change Indicator

5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate - Students who graduate from high school four years after their ninth-grade year in Pennsylvania

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Definition and Source



The 5-year cohort graduation rate for school year 11-12 is based on a starting cohort year of 2007-08 (ninth grade) and includes all 10-11 graduates as well as those students who needed an extra year to graduate in 11-12.

The 2012-13 5-year cohort graduation rate is calculated utilizing the final 2011-12 4-year cohort graduation rate as the basis.

Data Source

PA Department of Education


In cases of "LNE" (low number event) the cohort size is less than 10 and therefore not publicly reported.

The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2012 refers to the 2011-2012 school year.

Updated November 2019 - To be updated when data available.

Last Updated

November 2019