Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 4: Ranking States by African-American High School Graduation Rates in 2002

Rank

State

African-American Graduation Rate

1

Rhode Island

70%

2

Oklahoma

70%

3

Maryland

69%

4

West Virginia

67%

5

Arkansas

66%

6

Texas

66%

7

Nevada

66%

8

Virginia

64%

9

Missouri

63%

10

Connecticut

61%

11

Iowa

61%

12

Oregon

61%

13

Colorado

61%

14

Massachusetts

59%

15

California

59%

16

Washington

59%

17

Pennsylvania

58%

18

Mississippi

57%

19

Kentucky

57%

20

Louisiana

56%

21

Michigan

56%

22

Ohio

55%

23

Delaware

54%

24

Minnesota

54%

25

Illinois

52%

26

Indiana

52%

27

Alabama

51%

28

Nebraska

50%

29

Wisconsin

50%

30

Florida

49%

31

Georgia

48%

32

New York

42%

Arizona

M

Hawaii

M

Idaho

M

Kansas

M

Maine

M

Montana

M

New Hampshire

M

New Jersey

M

New Mexico

M

North Carolina

M

Alaska

I

North Dakota

I

South Carolina

I

South Dakota

I

Tennessee

I

Utah

I

Vermont

I

Wyoming

I

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