The pass rate for Higher exams has dipped slightly but the total number of passes remained above 150,000 for a third successive year.
Almost 137,000 candidates have received full results of their Nationals, Highers and Advanced Highers.
The pass rate at National 4 was 92.8% although there was a significant drop in entries.
More than a third of students opted to receive the news by text or email with the remainder being notified by post.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) said the results, which overall were broadly in line with 2016, were evidence of a stable system.