Michigan Cohort Graduation and Dropout Reports

The State of Michigan calculates "on time" graduation rates based on the number of high school students who earn diplomas in four years. This methodology was initially adopted to comply with The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Michigan Department of Education Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. It continues to be used today under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which replaced NCLB. This calculation aligns with guidelines provided by the National Governors Association Graduation Counts Compact and the United States Department of Education.

The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is calculated by tracking individual students from the time they were enrolled as first-time ninth-graders, with a four-year expected completion rate. The formula accounts for students who leave school and return later, for students retained in a grade who stay in school, and for students who transferred into and out of the public school system. Thus, this is a more accurate measure of the graduation rate.

Students must be reported to the state in a building for two or more count days to be included in that building's rates. To be included in district-level rates, students must have been reported to the state in that district for one or more count days.

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Historical Cohort Graduation and Dropout Data

Historical Graduation and Dropout Data

Reports available from this page are calculated using a methodology differing from Michigan's current methodology, found on the Cohort Graduation and Dropout web page. For details on the previous calculation, please see Details of Michigan's 2005-06 Graduation and Dropout Methodology.

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2005-06 District 2005-06 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2005-06 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions PDF Format
2005-06 Building 2005-06 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2005-06 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions PDF Format
Class of 2006 (GAD) Class of 2006 Graduation Data DBF Format Class of 2006 Graduation Data Text Descriptions PDF Format
2004-05 District 2004-05 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2004-05 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2004-05 Building 2004-05 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2004-05 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
Class of 2005 (GAD) Class of 2005 Graduation Data DBF Format Class of 2005 Graduation Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2003-04 District 2003-04 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2003-04 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2003-04 Building 2003-04 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2003-04 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
Class of 2004 (EDN IM-4203) Class of 2004 Graduation Data DBF Format Class of 2004 Graduation Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2002-03 District 2002-03 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2002-03 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2002-03 Building 2002-03 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2002-03 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
Class of 2003 (EDN IM-4203) Class of 2003 Graduation Data DBF Format Class of 2003 Graduation Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2001-02 District 2001-02 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2001-02 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2001-02 Building 2001-02 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2001-02 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
Class of 2002 (EDN IM-4203) Class of 2002 Graduation Data DBF Format Class of 2002 Graduation Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2000-01 District 2000-01 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2000-01 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
2000-01 Building 2000-01 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 2000-01 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
1999-00 District 1999-00 District Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 1999-00 District Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format
1999-00 Building 1999-00 Building Graduation Dropout Data DBF Format 1999-00 Building Graduation Dropout Data Text Descriptions DOC Format