Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 3: Ranking States by White High School Graduation Rate in 2002

Rank

State

White Graduation Rate

1

Wisconsin

91%

2

Minnesota

88%

3

Connecticut

88%

4

North Dakota

87%

5

Iowa

87%

6

Nebraska

87%

7

Pennsylvania

86%

8

Illinois

85%

9

Ohio

83%

10

Utah

81%

11

Oklahoma

81%

12

New York

81%

13

Maryland

81%

14

Massachusetts

81%

15

South Dakota

81%

16

Colorado

80%

17

Montana

80%

18

Missouri

79%

19

Michigan

78%

20

Virginia

77%

21

Texas

77%

22

California

76%

23

West Virginia

76%

24

Nevada

75%

25

Maine

75%

26

Indiana

75%

27

Arkansas

75%

28

Wyoming

75%

29

Washington

74%

30

Rhode Island

72%

31

Oregon

72%

32

Kentucky

71%

33

Louisiana

69%

34

Delaware

68%

35

Florida

67%

36

Mississippi

64%

37

Georgia

63%

38

Alabama

62%

Arizona

M

Idaho

M

Kansas

M

New Hampshire

M

New Jersey

M

New Mexico

M

North Carolina

M

South Carolina

M

Tennessee

M

Vermont

M

Alaska

I

Hawaii

I

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