Updated July 3, 2013

Infographic: High School Graduation Statistics

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Children who entered their teens at the beginning of the recent economic recession are now celebrating their 18th birthdays and will be graduating from high school.

Let's explore how their ideas about money, work, education, capitalism, entrepreneurship and the American Dream are being forged during some of the toughest economic times in recent history.

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Infographics: Happy Graduation to the Teens of the Great Recession
Infographics: Happy Graduation to the Teens of the Great Recession © CreditDonkey

Congratulations Class of 2012.

You've graduated from the prepaid debit cards for teenagers sandbox to the real world of college student credit cards. Before you embark on your journey, don't forget to read our guide on How to Build Credit for College Students and our Guide to Student Credit Cards.

(Research by Annette; Graphic Design by Tina)

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