Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 12: Total College Readiness Rates by Region and State, 19912002

Region/State

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Northeast

32%

35%

37%

39%

38%

37%

38%

37%

37%

38%

37%

38%

Connecticut

34%

37%

40%

41%

40%

39%

39%

39%

39%

40%

39%

40%

Delaware

30%

32%

34%

34%

33%

33%

33%

34%

32%

31%

33%

32%

Maine

33%

37%

36%

37%

37%

37%

37%

38%

37%

38%

39%

38%

Maryland

31%

35%

38%

40%

39%

39%

38%

37%

38%

39%

39%

39%

Massachusetts

32%

36%

38%

40%

39%

38%

38%

38%

38%

39%

39%

38%

New Hampshire

32%

36%

39%

41%

39%

39%

38%

38%

38%

39%

40%

40%

New Jersey

35%

38%

42%

44%

43%

44%

44%

42%

42%

46%

45%

45%

New York

28%

31%

33%

34%

33%

33%

34%

33%

32%

32%

31%

32%

Pennsylvania

34%

37%

39%

41%

40%

40%

39%

39%

40%

40%

40%

41%

Rhode Island

31%

35%

37%

38%

38%

37%

38%

37%

38%

39%

37%

37%

Vermont

33%

36%

41%

41%

43%

41%

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

39%

Southeast

25%

25%

25%

24%

27%

29%

32%

34%

34%

34%

34%

34%

Alabama

25%

25%

23%

22%

25%

27%

30%

33%

32%

33%

33%

32%

Arkansas

28%

28%

28%

27%

29%

33%

34%

40%

40%

41%

40%

40%

Florida

22%

24%

23%

23%

26%

28%

31%

34%

33%

33%

32%

33%

Georgia

25%

25%

24%

23%

25%

27%

30%

30%

30%

31%

30%

31%

Kentucky

27%

27%

27%

28%

29%

32%

35%

38%

37%

37%

38%

37%

Louisiana

22%

22%

23%

22%

26%

28%

29%

33%

33%

33%

35%

35%

Mississippi

24%

24%

24%

23%

25%

27%

29%

33%

32%

32%

33%

33%

North Carolina

26%

26%

26%

25%

28%

30%

33%

36%

36%

36%

37%

37%

South Carolina

24%

23%

23%

22%

24%

26%

28%

30%

30%

29%

29%

29%

Tennessee

25%

26%

25%

24%

27%

30%

30%

31%

31%

32%

32%

31%

Virginia

28%

28%

28%

27%

30%

34%

37%

41%

40%

40%

42%

40%

West Virginia

30%

29%

29%

28%

30%

34%

38%

42%

42%

42%

43%

41%

Central

21%

23%

25%

26%

27%

28%

30%

32%

31%

30%

31%

31%

Illinois

21%

23%

25%

26%

27%

28%

30%

32%

31%

30%

29%

29%

Indiana

20%

22%

23%

24%

25%

26%

27%

29%

29%

27%

28%

28%

Iowa

23%

25%

27%

28%

30%

31%

33%

34%

33%

33%

33%

34%

Kansas

22%

23%

25%

26%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

29%

31%

31%

Michigan

20%

21%

23%

24%

25%

26%

29%

31%

30%

30%

30%

31%

Minnesota

23%

25%

27%

29%

30%

31%

33%

35%

34%

33%

33%

33%

Missouri

20%

22%

23%

25%

26%

27%

28%

30%

30%

30%

30%

30%

Nebraska

23%

25%

27%

28%

29%

30%

32%

34%

34%

33%

33%

33%

North Dakota

24%

26%

27%

28%

29%

32%

33%

34%

33%

33%

34%

33%

Ohio

20%

22%

25%

26%

27%

27%

29%

31%

30%

29%

31%

31%

South Dakota

22%

25%

27%

29%

29%

31%

32%

31%

29%

29%

30%

30%

Wisconsin

23%

24%

26%

28%

29%

30%

31%

33%

32%

32%

33%

34%

West

24%

25%

27%

29%

28%

27%

27%

27%

29%

32%

32%

32%

Alaska

27%

29%

28%

29%

28%

26%

25%

25%

28%

28%

29%

27%

Arizona

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33%

33%

California

22%

25%

27%

29%

28%

28%

28%

28%

30%

32%

32%

32%

Colorado

27%

29%

30%

30%

29%

28%

28%

27%

29%

31%

34%

34%

Hawaii

27%

29%

30%

32%

32%

31%

28%

27%

28%

32%

30%

30%

Idaho

27%

29%

30%

31%

30%

30%

30%

30%

32%

35%

36%

35%

Montana

30%

31%

33%

34%

33%

32%

32%

31%

34%

36%

37%

36%

Nevada

23%

22%

23%

28%

25%

25%

27%

26%

29%

31%

31%

32%

New Mexico

25%

26%

27%

28%

27%

26%

25%

24%

27%

30%

31%

30%

Oklahoma

28%

29%

30%

31%

31%

30%

30%

30%

33%

35%

37%

37%

Oregon

24%

26%

28%

29%

28%

27%

27%

26%

28%

32%

32%

33%

Texas

25%

24%

25%

26%

26%

25%

26%

26%

28%

31%

31%

32%

Utah

27%

28%

30%

31%

30%

29%

31%

31%

34%

37%

37%

37%

Washington

24%

27%

28%

32%

30%

29%

28%

28%

30%

33%

33%

34%

Wyoming

30%

31%

32%

33%

31%

30%

30%

30%

32%

34%

35%

34%

National

25%

27%

28%

29%

29%

30%

31%

32%

32%

33%

34%

34%

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

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