We are very excited to continue growing our GED reach while providing more and more students the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency and improve their future earning potential.

Montana – We appreciate the State of Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elise Arntzen for helping us communicate that the GED will now be a high school equivalency exam option to qualifying individuals. Montana’s testing sites and official launch date are still being determined. For more information visit http://opi.mt.gov/

Missouri – We applaud Megan Wadley and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for making high school diplomas more accessible for people who have not received them yet. The state will offer free virtual and in-person classes in testing sites to be determined. Missouri Department of Corrections will also offer the GED test to its in-custody population. Please visit hse.mo.gov for more information.

Louisiana – We are happy to welcome the state back and its first of testing centers later this year! The GED will be offered at several testing sites and at the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

West Virginia – We are happy to have West Virginia join the GED family. GED test takers must enroll in an adult education program before scheduling to take the GED test.

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average individual will earn about $9,000 to $10,000 higher annual salary with a high school equivalency credential.

The diversity in our four new states is illustrated in the following table:

State Total Population Population: of 18 – 24 years. High school graduate or equivalency Population: 25 years and over. High school graduate or equivalency Median Income
Montana 1,084,225 39.7% 27.7% $67,631
Missouri 6,154,913 34.8% 30% $64,811
Louisiana 4,657,757 37.0% 32.5% $55,416
West Virginia 1,793,716 41.9 % 38.8% $54,329


Information from data.census.gov