High School Graduation Rate To Improve Graduation Rates, State BOE May Change Requirements By Ohio Public Radio • Apr 11, 2017 Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio High schools around the state are facing a crucial dilemma as about a third of students are not on track to graduate. State Leaders Want To Change H.S. Graduation Requirements By Ohio Public Radio • Apr 11, 2017 Next year's Ohio high school seniors will be the first to choose their route to graduation - pass some state tests, take a college entrance exam or earn an industry credential. Ohio High-School Graduation Rate Even With National Average By Associated Press • Dec 16, 2015 A new U.S. Department of Education report says Ohio's overall high-school graduation rate of about 82 percent is even with the national average. High School Graduation Rate Increases By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 22, 2013 The U.S Department of Education says graduation rates at Ohio's public high schools are improving.