High school graduation requirements is consistently one of the top-searched issues on our website. State policymakers and education leaders come to us wondering: How many total courses do states require for high school graduation? What do states require besides courses? What types of diplomas do they offer? 

Education Commission of the States provide a 50-State Comparison on High School Graduation Requirements which provides answers plus more! 

Key Take-away: Seventeen states specify non-course requirements as a condition of graduation in state policy