Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 1: High School Graduation Rates for the Class of 2002

State

Total

Hispanic

African-
American

White

Alabama

58%

I

51%

62%

Alaska

59%

I

I

I

Arizona

70%

M

M

M

Arkansas

72%

I

66%

75%

California

67%

54%

59%

76%

Colorado

72%

47%

61%

80%

Connecticut

79%

49%

61%

88%

Delaware

63%

I

54%

68%

Florida

59%

50%

49%

67%

Georgia

56%

I

48%

63%

Hawaii

63%

I

I

I

Idaho

75%

M

M

M

Illinois

74%

52%

52%

85%

Indiana

72%

I

52%

75%

Iowa

85%

I

61%

87%

Kansas

78%

M

M

M

Kentucky

68%

I

57%

71%

Louisiana

63%

73%

56%

69%

Maine

75%

I

I

75%

Maryland

77%

68%

69%

81%

Massachusetts

75%

46%

59%

81%

Michigan

78%

48%

56%

78%

Minnesota

84%

I

54%

88%

Mississippi

60%

I

57%

64%

Missouri

76%

I

63%

79%

Montana

78%

I

I

80%

Nebraska

83%

60%

50%

87%

Nevada

68%

I

66%

75%

New Hampshire

78%

M

M

M

New Jersey

89%

M

M

M

New Mexico

65%

M

M

M

New York

64%

36%

42%

81%

North Carolina

67%

M

M

M

North Dakota

85%

I

I

87%

Ohio

78%

55%

55%

83%

Oklahoma

79%

59%

70%

81%

Oregon

71%

50%

61%

72%

Pennsylvania

80%

I

58%

86%

Rhode Island

74%

I

70%

72%

South Carolina

53%

M

M

M

South Dakota

76%

I

I

81%

Tennessee

57%

M

M

M

Texas

68%

57%

66%

77%

Utah

78%

I

I

81%

Vermont

78%

M

M

M

Virginia

74%

I

64%

77%

Washington

72%

53%

59%

74%

West Virginia

76%

I

67%

76%

Wisconsin

85%

58%

50%

91%

Wyoming

73%

59%

I

75%

National

71%

52%

56%

78%

M = Missing racial group data
I = Insufficient data to calculate graduation rate

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