Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 10: African-American High School Graduation Rates by State, 19972002

State

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Alabama

48%

50%

50%

54%

55%

51%

Alaska

I

I

I

I

I

I

Arizona

I

I

I

I

M

M

Arkansas

M

68%

68%

69%

70%

66%

California

60%

60%

60%

60%

61%

59%

Colorado

59%

57%

55%

53%

61%

61%

Connecticut

69%

66%

61%

64%

59%

61%

Delaware

54%

59%

54%

49%

53%

54%

Florida

53%

52%

51%

50%

50%

49%

Georgia

M

44%

44%

46%

45%

48%

Hawaii

I

I

I

I

I

I

Idaho

M

M

M

M

M

M

Illinois

56%

58%

56%

55%

50%

52%

Indiana

51%

51%

53%

47%

52%

52%

Iowa

55%

58%

54%

59%

57%

61%

Kansas

M

55%

56%

M

M

M

Kentucky

M

M

M

M

M

57%

Louisiana

52%

53%

52%

53%

57%

56%

Maine

M

M

I

I

I

I

Maryland

65%

65%

66%

67%

69%

69%

Massachusetts

65%

70%

67%

68%

66%

59%

Michigan

52%

53%

53%

55%

59%

56%

Minnesota

50%

53%

54%

52%

46%

54%

Mississippi

M

55%

55%

54%

57%

57%

Missouri

54%

57%

62%

61%

62%

63%

Montana

I

I

I

I

I

I

Nebraska

M

54%

54%

59%

60%

50%

Nevada

62%

58%

53%

61%

59%

66%

New Hampshire

M

M

M

M

M

M

New Jersey

M

M

M

M

M

M

New Mexico

56%

54%

59%

71%

77%

M

New York

47%

M

42%

45%

41%

42%

North Carolina

57%

58%

58%

M

M

M

North Dakota

M

M

M

I

I

I

Ohio

50%

49%

46%

48%

53%

55%

Oklahoma

63%

61%

64%

63%

67%

70%

Oregon

45%

49%

51%

48%

56%

61%

Pennsylvania

57%

57%

59%

59%

57%

58%

Rhode Island

57%

63%

67%

63%

62%

70%

South Carolina

M

M

M

M

M

M

South Dakota

I

I

I

I

I

I

Tennessee

45%

M

M

M

M

M

Texas

55%

57%

57%

60%

64%

66%

Utah

M

M

M

M

I

I

Vermont

M

M

M

M

M

M

Virginia

64%

65%

64%

64%

67%

64%

Washington

M

M

M

M

59%

59%

West Virginia

69%

63%

68%

69%

68%

67%

Wisconsin

40%

41%

41%

41%

47%

50%

Wyoming

I

I

I

I

I

I

National

54%

55%

54%

55%

55%

56%

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