Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 8: Total High School Graduation Rates by State, 19912002

State

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Alabama

69%

68%

63%

59%

60%

58%

58%

60%

57%

60%

61%

58%

Alaska

78%

77%

72%

69%

67%

63%

62%

63%

63%

60%

62%

59%

Arizona

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

70%

70%

Arkansas

75%

76%

75%

72%

69%

71%

68%

71%

73%

75%

73%

72%

California

62%

66%

67%

68%

67%

68%

69%

68%

68%

67%

68%

67%

Colorado

79%

78%

75%

72%

69%

68%

68%

67%

66%

67%

72%

72%

Connecticut

80%

82%

83%

81%

79%

78%

79%

79%

78%

79%

77%

79%

Delaware

71%

71%

72%

67%

65%

66%

67%

70%

65%

61%

64%

63%

Florida

60%

63%

60%

62%

61%

60%

61%

60%

60%

60%

59%

59%

Georgia

68%

66%

64%

62%

59%

57%

58%

54%

53%

56%

55%

56%

Hawaii

77%

79%

75%

76%

76%

74%

68%

66%

65%

68%

64%

63%

Idaho

79%

77%

76%

73%

72%

72%

73%

74%

74%

74%

78%

75%

Illinois

79%

80%

79%

76%

75%

76%

77%

78%

76%

76%

74%

74%

Indiana

76%

76%

75%

70%

69%

69%

69%

70%

71%

69%

71%

72%

Iowa

85%

86%

86%

84%

83%

82%

83%

82%

82%

83%

84%

85%

Kansas

81%

79%

79%

77%

76%

73%

73%

72%

72%

73%

77%

78%

Kentucky

74%

72%

73%

75%

70%

68%

68%

68%

68%

67%

70%

68%

Louisiana

61%

59%

61%

60%

61%

61%

58%

59%

59%

60%

64%

63%

Maine

79%

83%

76%

72%

73%

73%

75%

78%

74%

76%

77%

75%

Maryland

75%

78%

78%

78%

78%

78%

76%

76%

76%

76%

78%

77%

Massachusetts

77%

81%

80%

79%

78%

77%

77%

77%

77%

77%

77%

75%

Michigan

73%

74%

72%

72%

71%

71%

73%

74%

74%

76%

77%

78%

Minnesota

86%

86%

86%

85%

84%

83%

83%

83%

85%

84%

84%

84%

Mississippi

65%

64%

64%

61%

59%

58%

58%

58%

58%

58%

60%

60%

Missouri

76%

75%

74%

74%

73%

72%

72%

73%

74%

75%

77%

76%

Montana

86%

84%

83%

80%

80%

77%

77%

77%

77%

76%

79%

78%

Nebraska

85%

86%

85%

83%

83%

81%

80%

81%

83%

83%

84%

83%

Nevada

65%

59%

59%

65%

61%

60%

67%

65%

66%

66%

67%

68%

New Hampshire

75%

80%

81%

80%

78%

77%

77%

77%

76%

77%

79%

78%

New Jersey

84%

86%

87%

86%

85%

87%

89%

86%

83%

90%

89%

89%

New Mexico

73%

70%

69%

67%

64%

62%

61%

60%

63%

64%

65%

65%

New York

67%

70%

69%

68%

66%

66%

68%

66%

65%

63%

60%

64%

North Carolina

70%

70%

69%

67%

66%

64%

64%

65%

65%

66%

67%

67%

North Dakota

91%

90%

86%

83%

83%

85%

83%

83%

83%

84%

85%

85%

Ohio

76%

75%

78%

77%

76%

71%

73%

74%

73%

73%

78%

78%

Oklahoma

80%

78%

75%

74%

74%

73%

73%

73%

75%

75%

79%

79%

Oregon

70%

69%

70%

69%

67%

65%

65%

65%

65%

67%

68%

71%

Pennsylvania

81%

82%

82%

80%

79%

79%

79%

79%

79%

79%

80%

80%

Rhode Island

74%

78%

77%

75%

76%

75%

76%

76%

75%

76%

73%

74%

South Carolina

65%

61%

62%

60%

57%

56%

55%

55%

54%

54%

53%

53%

South Dakota

83%

84%

86%

87%

83%

81%

81%

75%

72%

75%

77%

76%

Tennessee

69%

70%

68%

63%

63%

63%

59%

56%

56%

58%

58%

57%

Texas

71%

65%

62%

62%

62%

61%

62%

64%

64%

66%

66%

68%

Utah

76%

76%

75%

73%

72%

71%

75%

76%

78%

80%

79%

78%

Vermont

79%

79%

86%

81%

86%

82%

80%

81%

80%

79%

79%

78%

Virginia

75%

75%

75%

73%

72%

73%

73%

73%

72%

72%

76%

74%

Washington

70%

72%

71%

75%

72%

71%

70%

69%

69%

70%

69%

72%

West Virginia

81%

77%

77%

74%

72%

74%

74%

75%

77%

76%

78%

76%

Wisconsin

84%

83%

83%

82%

81%

80%

80%

80%

80%

80%

85%

85%

Wyoming

86%

83%

81%

79%

74%

72%

73%

73%

73%

73%

75%

73%

National

72%

73%

72%

71%

70%

69%

70%

70%

69%

70%

70%

71%

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