Graduation Matters

Graduation Matters Plan
2016 Data Report

Did You Know...

  • Billings is increasing it's graduation rates along with the rest of the state.
  • In Billings, the graduation rate increased from 77.6% in 2011 to 83.4% in 2014.

  • In the state of Montana, an additional 162 students graduated in 2014 compared to 2013. These graduates represent gains of as much as $24 million in increased lifetime earnings and $162,000 in annual state and local tax revenues.
  • If Billings increased its overall graduation rate to 95%, the economic benefits from these additional 162 graduates would likely include as much as:

                                $ 2 million in increased annual earnings and $231,430 in annual state and local taxes

                                $ 2.6 million increase in gross regional product and $1.6 million in increased annual spending into the local economy

                                $ 3.4 million in increased home sales and $2 million in increased auto sales

Graduation Matters Billings is a school/community coalition dedicated to increasing graduation rates in Billings. We have received generous support from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.To request more information regarding Graduation Matters contact Kristin Lundgren 406 272 8505. We are connected to Graduation Matters Montana.