Gone and Back Again: Continuing Education for High School Non-Graduates

The UEPC analyzed data from the Utah Data Alliance to identify a group of 4,693 students who did not graduate from high school. The study followed these students for seven years to determine if, how, and when the students reengaged with public education.

  • Findings of this study indicated that more than half of students reengaged with Adult Basic Education or other postsecondary education institutions.
  • Most students who reengaged (59%) did so within one year of dropping out and more than three-fourths of the students who reengaged did so within three years of dropping out.
Dropout Reengagement Policy Brief