Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 6: College Readiness Rates by Region and State in 2002

Region/State

Total

Hispanic

African-
American

White

Northeast

38%

12%

26%

44%

Connecticut

40%

15%

30%

47%

Delaware

32%

I

27%

36%

Maine

38%

I

I

40%

Maryland

39%

21%

34%

43%

Massachusetts

38%

14%

29%

43%

New Hampshire

40%

I

I

I

New Jersey

45%

I

I

I

New York

32%

11%

21%

43%

Pennsylvania

41%

I

28%

46%

Rhode Island

37%

I

35%

39%

Vermont

39%

I

I

I

Southeast

34%

23%

23%

41%

Alabama

32%

I

22%

37%

Arkansas

40%

I

29%

45%

Florida

33%

24%

21%

40%

Georgia

31%

I

21%

38%

Kentucky

37%

I

25%

42%

Louisiana

35%

35%

24%

41%

Mississippi

33%

I

25%

38%

North Carolina

37%

I

I

I

South Carolina

29%

I

I

I

Tennessee

31%

I

I

I

Virginia

40%

I

27%

46%

West Virginia

41%

I

29%

46%

Central

31%

12%

15%

35%

Illinois

29%

12%

14%

36%

Indiana

28%

I

14%

32%

Iowa

34%

I

17%

37%

Kansas

31%

I

I

I

Michigan

31%

11%

15%

33%

Minnesota

33%

I

15%

37%

Missouri

30%

I

18%

33%

Nebraska

33%

14%

14%

37%

North Dakota

33%

I

I

37%

Ohio

31%

13%

15%

35%

South Dakota

30%

I

I

34%

Wisconsin

34%

I

14%

38%

West

32%

22%

24%

39%

Alaska

27%

I

I

I

Arizona

33%

I

I

I

California

32%

22%

22%

39%

Colorado

34%

19%

23%

41%

Hawaii

30%

I

I

I

Idaho

35%

I

I

I

Montana

36%

I

I

41%

Nevada

32%

I

25%

39%

New Mexico

30%

I

I

I

Oklahoma

37%

24%

27%

42%

Oregon

33%

20%

23%

37%

Texas

32%

23%

25%

40%

Utah

37%

I

I

42%

Washington

34%

22%

22%

38%

Wyoming

34%

24%

I

38%

National

34%

20%

23%

40%

I = Insufficient data to calculate college readiness rate

Note: State-level figures are estimates based on regional data

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