Civic Report
No. 31 November 2002


Public School Graduation Rates in the United States

Table 9: Comparison of 1998 and 2000 Greene Method Graduation Rates by State

STATE

Revised 1998 Total Graduation Rate

2000 Total Graduation Rate

ALABAMA

62%

66%

ALASKA

63%

61%

ARIZONA

59%

59%

ARKANSAS

71%

75%

CALIFORNIA

64%

66%

COLORADO

66%

69%

CONNECTICUT

72%

76%

DELAWARE

67%

67%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

60%

58%

FLORIDA

55%

55%

GEORGIA

54%

56%

HAWAII

65%

69%

IDAHO

76%

79%

ILLINOIS

74%

77%

INDIANA

73%

73%

IOWA

86%

85%

KANSAS

71%

74%

KENTUCKY

70%

71%

LOUISIANA

64%

66%

MAINE

76%

73%

MARYLAND

71%

72%

MASSACHUSETTS

73%

73%

MICHIGAN

75%

NA

MINNESOTA

77%

80%

MISSISSIPPI

61%

63%

MISSOURI

73%

75%

MONTANA

78%

81%

NEBRASKA

79%

84%

NEVADA

60%

60%

NEW HAMPSHIRE

69%

69%

NEW JERSEY

78%

87%

NEW MEXICO

59%

64%

NEW YORK

65%

64%

NORTH CAROLINA

63%

63%

NORTH DAKOTA

81%

86%

OHIO

73%

76%

OKLAHOMA

71%

74%

OREGON

65%

66%

PENNSYLVANIA

77%

78%

RHODE ISLAND

71%

71%

SOUTH CAROLINA

57%

59%

SOUTH DAKOTA

73%

83%

TENNESSEE

60%

60%

TEXAS

63%

67%

UTAH

78%

86%

VERMONT

78%

77%

VIRGINIA

74%

75%

WASHINGTON

65%

68%

WEST VIRGINIA

80%

83%

WISCONSIN

77%

81%

WYOMING

74%

80%

National

68%

69%

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

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