Civic Report
No. 31 November 2002


Public School Graduation Rates in the United States

Table 8: Comparison of Greene Method and NCES Graduation Rates by State

STATE

Greene Method Total Graduation Rate, 2000

NCES Total Graduation Rate, 2000

Difference

ALABAMA

66%

74.8%

-9%

ALASKA

61%

76.7%

-16%

ARIZONA

59%

ARKANSAS

75%

74.2%

0%

CALIFORNIA

66%

COLORADO

69%

CONNECTICUT

76%

86.4%

-11%

DELAWARE

67%

79.8%

-13%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

58%

FLORIDA

55%

GEORGIA

56%

65.1%

-9%

HAWAII

69%

IDAHO

79%

ILLINOIS

77%

75.4%

2%

INDIANA

73%

IOWA

85%

88.5%

-4%

KANSAS

74%

KENTUCKY

71%

LOUISIANA

66%

61.1%

5%

MAINE

73%

86.1%

-13%

MARYLAND

72%

81.1%

-9%

MASSACHUSETTS

73%

85.5%

-13%

MICHIGAN

NA

MINNESOTA

80%

81.2%

-1%

MISSISSIPPI

63%

70.4%

-7%

MISSOURI

75%

79.4%

-5%

MONTANA

81%

82.4%

-2%

NEBRASKA

84%

84.3%

-1%

NEVADA

60%

66.4%

-6%

NEW HAMPSHIRE

69%

NEW JERSEY

87%

86.7%

1%

NEW MEXICO

64%

72.0%

-8%

NEW YORK

64%

NORTH CAROLINA

63%

NORTH DAKOTA

86%

88.9%

-3%

OHIO

76%

80.4%

-4%

OKLAHOMA

74%

78.8%

-5%

OREGON

66%

PENNSYLVANIA

78%

84.1%

-6%

RHODE ISLAND

71%

80.6%

-10%

SOUTH CAROLINA

59%

SOUTH DAKOTA

83%

83.6%

-1%

TENNESSEE

60%

71.5%

-12%

TEXAS

67%

UTAH

86%

80.6%

5%

VERMONT

77%

81.2%

-4%

VIRGINIA

75%

79.5%

-5%

WASHINGTON

68%

WEST VIRGINIA

83%

82.5%

0%

WISCONSIN

81%

89.3%

-9%

WYOMING

80%

77.3%

2%

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

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