Civic Report
No. 31 November 2002


Public School Graduation Rates in the United States

Table 3: Ranking of White Graduation Rates by State

Rank

STATE

White Graduation Rate, 2000

1

NORTH DAKOTA

89%

2

SOUTH DAKOTA

89%

3

NEBRASKA

88%

4

IOWA

87%

5

WISCONSIN

87%

6

ILLINOIS

86%

7

MINNESOTA

85%

8

MONTANA

84%

9

WEST VIRGINIA

83%

10

PENNSYLVANIA

83%

11

CONNECTICUT

82%

12

WYOMING

82%

13

VIRGINIA

78%

14

NEW YORK

78%

15

MISSOURI

78%

16

OKLAHOMA

78%

17

MARYLAND

77%

18

ARKANSAS

77%

19

INDIANA

77%

20

MASSACHUSETTS

77%

21

TEXAS

76%

22

CALIFORNIA

75%

23

RHODE ISLAND

74%

24

COLORADO

74%

25

NEW MEXICO

74%

26

LOUISIANA

73%

27

MAINE

73%

28

DELAWARE

72%

29

HAWAII

69%

30

ALABAMA

68%

31

NEVADA

68%

32

MISSISSIPPI

68%

33

OREGON

68%

34

ALASKA

65%

35

GEORGIA

63%

36

TENNESSEE

63%

37

FLORIDA

60%

ARIZONA

NA

IDAHO

NA

KANSAS

NA

KENTUCKY

NA

MICHIGAN

NA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NA

NEW JERSEY

NA

NORTH CAROLINA

NA

OHIO

NA

SOUTH CAROLINA

NA

UTAH

NA

VERMONT

NA

WASHINGTON

NA

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INS

National

76%

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

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