Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 2: Ranking the States by High School Graduation Rate in 2002

Rank

State

Total Graduation Rate

1

New Jersey

89%

2

Iowa

85%

3

Wisconsin

85%

4

North Dakota

85%

5

Minnesota

84%

6

Nebraska

83%

7

Pennsylvania

80%

8

Connecticut

79%

9

Oklahoma

79%

10

Ohio

78%

11

New Hampshire

78%

12

Utah

78%

13

Vermont

78%

14

Kansas

78%

15

Montana

78%

16

Michigan

78%

17

Maryland

77%

18

South Dakota

76%

19

Missouri

76%

20

West Virginia

76%

21

Massachusetts

75%

22

Maine

75%

23

Idaho

75%

24

Illinois

74%

25

Rhode Island

74%

26

Virginia

74%

27

Wyoming

73%

28

Arkansas

72%

29

Colorado

72%

30

Indiana

72%

31

Washington

72%

32

Oregon

71%

33

Arizona

70%

34

Nevada

68%

35

Kentucky

68%

36

Texas

68%

37

North Carolina

67%

38

California

67%

39

New Mexico

65%

40

New York

64%

41

Louisiana

63%

42

Hawaii

63%

43

Delaware

63%

44

Mississippi

60%

45

Florida

59%

46

Alaska

59%

47

Alabama

58%

48

Tennessee

57%

49

Georgia

56%

50

South Carolina

53%

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