Civic Report
No. 31 November 2002


Public School Graduation Rates in the United States

Table 1: Graduation Rates by State and Race

STATE

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

African-
American

White

Total

ALABAMA

86%

79%

INS

59%

68%

66%

ALASKA

49%

INS

61%

61%

65%

61%

ARIZONA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

59%

ARKANSAS

INS

90%

INS

68%

77%

75%

CALIFORNIA

61%

81%

55%

59%

75%

66%

COLORADO

52%

78%

49%

55%

74%

69%

CONNECTICUT

INS

84%

53%

62%

82%

76%

DELAWARE

INS

INS

49%

56%

72%

67%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INS

INS

55%

64%

INS

58%

FLORIDA

INS

81%

48%

46%

60%

55%

GEORGIA

INS

INS

INS

47%

63%

56%

HAWAII

INS

70%

67%

INS

69%

69%

IDAHO

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

79%

ILLINOIS

76%

95%

57%

57%

86%

77%

INDIANA

INS

86%

57%

50%

77%

73%

IOWA

INS

74%

INS

58%

87%

85%

KANSAS

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

74%

KENTUCKY

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

71%

LOUISIANA

58%

80%

73%

57%

73%

66%

MAINE

INS

INS

INS

INS

73%

73%

MARYLAND

INS

90%

INS

63%

77%

72%

MASSACHUSETTS

INS

73%

50%

66%

77%

73%

MICHIGAN

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

MINNESOTA

44%

INS

INS

INS

85%

80%

MISSISSIPPI

INS

INS

23%

60%

68%

63%

MISSOURI

INS

92%

INS

58%

78%

75%

MONTANA

50%

INS

INS

INS

84%

81%

NEBRASKA

40%

INS

INS

53%

88%

84%

NEVADA

48%

INS

INS

56%

68%

60%

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

69%

NEW JERSEY

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

87%

NEW MEXICO

51%

88%

53%

63%

74%

64%

NEW YORK

49%

75%

40%

46%

78%

64%

NORTH CAROLINA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

63%

NORTH DAKOTA

56%

INS

INS

INS

89%

86%

OHIO

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

76%

OKLAHOMA

68%

90%

INS

64%

78%

74%

OREGON

49%

78%

46%

46%

68%

66%

PENNSYLVANIA

INS

82%

50%

59%

83%

78%

RHODE ISLAND

INS

66%

54%

60%

74%

71%

SOUTH CAROLINA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

59%

SOUTH DAKOTA

INS

INS

INS

INS

89%

83%

TENNESSEE

INS

69%

INS

46%

63%

60%

TEXAS

63%

82%

57%

61%

76%

67%

UTAH

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

86%

VERMONT

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

77%

VIRGINIA

INS

86%

62%

66%

78%

75%

WASHINGTON

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

68%

WEST VIRGINIA

INS

INS

INS

74%

83%

83%

WISCONSIN

54%

INS

54%

41%

87%

81%

WYOMING

INS

INS

72%

INS

82%

80%

NA = Data not available
INS = Insufficient information for calculating graduation rate

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