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Published June 09, 2012, 06:38 PM

North Dakota's high school graduation second in the nation

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota's high school graduation rate is almost the best in the country.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota's high school graduation rate is almost the best in the country. The state ranks second, just behind New Jersey.

North Dakota had nearly 86% of students graduate. Minnesota came in 4th with 86.2% and South Dakota was below the national average with 69.5%. The data is for 2009 graduates and the 73.4% rate for the country was the highest since the 70s.

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