About one out of every seven people who receive high school diplomas each year earns that diploma by passing the GED® tests.
Ninety percent of colleges and universities recognize the GED®. Passing the GED® tests puts a person in the upper 25th percentile in terms of class rank, and lets colleges know the person has the skills and knowledge equivalent to applicants from traditional high schools.
More than 95 percent of employers nationwide employ GED® graduates on the same basis as high school graduates in terms of hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.
Sixty-five percent of GED® test-takers plan to enter college, a university, trade or technical school, or business school during the next year.
The average age of persons taking the GED® tests is 24.7 years old.