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Facts about the GED

  • More than 860,000 adults worldwide take the GED tests each year.
  • Those who obtain scores high enough to earn a GED credential outperform at least 40 percent of today's high school seniors.
  • One out of every seven high school diplomas issued each year in the U.S. is based on passing the GED tests.
  • More than 95 percent of the U.S. employers consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.
  • The GED is used by 90 percent of U.S. college admissions officers to evaluate a student's academic achievement.