Civic Report
No. 31 November 2002


Public School Graduation Rates in the United States

Table 4: Ranking of African-American Graduation Rates by State

Rank

STATE

African-American Graduation Rate, 2000

1

WEST VIRGINIA

74%

2

ARKANSAS

68%

3

MASSACHUSETTS

66%

4

VIRGINIA

66%

5

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

64%

6

OKLAHOMA

64%

7

MARYLAND

63%

8

NEW MEXICO

63%

9

CONNECTICUT

62%

10

TEXAS

61%

11

ALASKA

61%

12

RHODE ISLAND

60%

13

MISSISSIPPI

60%

14

ALABAMA

59%

15

CALIFORNIA

59%

16

PENNSYLVANIA

59%

17

IOWA

58%

18

MISSOURI

58%

19

ILLINOIS

57%

20

LOUISIANA

57%

21

NEVADA

56%

22

DELAWARE

56%

23

COLORADO

55%

24

NEBRASKA

53%

25

INDIANA

50%

26

GEORGIA

47%

27

NEW YORK

46%

28

TENNESSEE

46%

29

OREGON

46%

30

FLORIDA

46%

31

WISCONSIN

41%

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

HAWAII

INS

MAINE

INS

MINNESOTA

INS

MONTANA

INS

NORTH DAKOTA

INS

SOUTH DAKOTA

INS

WYOMING

INS

National

55%

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

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