More Kentucky high school students are getting their diplomas according to new numbers released Wednesday.
The State Department of Education says Kentucky’s graduation rate increased nearly 0.5% from 2006 to 2007.
It's now at 83.72%.
And the dropout rate decreased slightly over that same span.
It's now at 3.17%, a drop of nearly 0.2%.
The state reports graduation data as part of the federal "No Child Left Behind" act.