Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 9: White High School Graduation Rates by State, 19972002

State

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Alabama

64%

66%

62%

63%

66%

62%

Alaska

I

I

I

I

I

I

Arizona

I

I

I

I

M

M

Arkansas

M

73%

74%

76%

76%

75%

California

80%

78%

78%

77%

79%

76%

Colorado

72%

71%

71%

72%

81%

80%

Connecticut

84%

85%

86%

86%

86%

88%

Delaware

71%

74%

71%

68%

70%

68%

Florida

69%

65%

65%

65%

66%

67%

Georgia

M

61%

60%

62%

64%

63%

Hawaii

I

I

I

I

I

I

Idaho

M

M

M

M

M

M

Illinois

86%

87%

86%

85%

87%

85%

Indiana

72%

73%

74%

72%

75%

75%

Iowa

84%

88%

84%

84%

86%

87%

Kansas

M

75%

76%

M

M

M

Kentucky

M

M

M

M

M

71%

Louisiana

63%

65%

65%

65%

69%

69%

Maine

M

M

75%

76%

78%

75%

Maryland

82%

81%

82%

82%

83%

81%

Massachusetts

82%

81%

80%

81%

82%

81%

Michigan

75%

77%

76%

78%

83%

78%

Minnesota

85%

86%

88%

87%

89%

88%

Mississippi

M

63%

62%

63%

64%

64%

Missouri

75%

76%

76%

78%

80%

79%

Montana

79%

79%

78%

86%

82%

80%

Nebraska

M

85%

87%

86%

87%

87%

Nevada

71%

70%

72%

74%

77%

75%

New Hampshire

M

M

M

M

M

M

New Jersey

M

M

M

M

M

M

New Mexico

70%

68%

72%

76%

80%

M

New York

81%

M

79%

77%

76%

81%

North Carolina

67%

68%

68%

M

M

M

North Dakota

M

M

M

86%

88%

87%

Ohio

78%

79%

79%

79%

83%

83%

Oklahoma

73%

74%

76%

76%

82%

81%

Oregon

67%

67%

68%

68%

71%

72%

Pennsylvania

84%

84%

84%

84%

86%

86%

Rhode Island

79%

79%

78%

80%

79%

72%

South Carolina

M

M

M

M

M

M

South Dakota

84%

82%

79%

83%

84%

81%

Tennessee

59%

M

M

M

M

M

Texas

73%

73%

73%

74%

78%

77%

Utah

M

M

M

M

83%

81%

Vermont

M

M

M

M

M

M

Virginia

76%

76%

75%

75%

80%

77%

Washington

M

M

M

M

72%

74%

West Virginia

74%

75%

77%

76%

78%

76%

Wisconsin

85%

85%

85%

86%

91%

91%

Wyoming

75%

74%

74%

75%

76%

75%

National

76%

76%

76%

77%

80%

78%

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