|HS Graduates||Regents Diplomas|
General-Education Students: Total Number of Diplomas Awarded and Number of Regents Diplomas 1996-97 to 2004-05 School Years
More general-education graduates are reaching higher standards. More are earning Regents Diplomas. The increase in Regents Diplomas last year was especially large, because for the first time, students could earn a Regents Diploma passing 5 Regents Exams and an Advanced Regents Diploma with 8 Regents Exams.