Facts & Figures

American Career College Educational Foundation

The facts are as distressing as they are real.

Here are just some of the numbers that help tell the story:

  • 1 in 4
    The number of students in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties who do not complete their high school education. In Orange County it is about 1 in 5.
  • 17,000 +
    The total number of high school dropouts from Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties during the most recent reporting year from the California Department of Education.
  • $9,367
    On average, that’s how much lessCalifornia non- high school graduates earn in dollars annually compared to their graduate peers.
  • $412,000
    Over a lifetime, non-high school graduates are estimated to earn on average $412,000 lessthan those who graduate. [Source]
  • $54 Billion
    The estimated cost to California in lost wages per year because of lower earnings by non-high school graduates. [Source]
  • 30 Million
    The number of individuals in the U.S. – or about 14% of our nation’s population – who lack a high school credential. [Source]

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