Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 13: White College Readiness Rates by Region and State, 19972002

Region/State

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Northeast

46%

46%

44%

43%

43%

44%

Connecticut

47%

47%

47%

46%

46%

47%

Delaware

40%

41%

39%

36%

38%

36%

Maine

I

I

41%

41%

42%

40%

Maryland

46%

45%

45%

44%

45%

43%

Massachusetts

45%

45%

44%

43%

44%

43%

New Hampshire

I

I

I

I

I

I

New Jersey

I

I

I

I

I

I

New York

45%

I

43%

41%

41%

43%

Pennsylvania

47%

47%

46%

45%

46%

46%

Rhode Island

44%

44%

43%

43%

42%

39%

Vermont

I

I

I

I

I

I

Southeast

40%

43%

42%

41%

43%

41%

Alabama

38%

42%

38%

38%

40%

37%

Arkansas

I

47%

46%

46%

45%

45%

Florida

41%

42%

40%

39%

40%

40%

Georgia

I

39%

37%

37%

39%

38%

Kentucky

I

I

I

I

I

42%

Louisiana

37%

42%

40%

39%

42%

41%

Mississippi

I

40%

38%

38%

38%

38%

North Carolina

40%

44%

42%

I

I

I

South Carolina

I

I

I

I

I

I

Tennessee

35%

I

I

I

I

I

Virginia

45%

49%

47%

45%

48%

46%

West Virginia

44%

48%

48%

46%

47%

46%

Central

34%

37%

35%

34%

36%

35%

Illinois

37%

40%

38%

36%

37%

36%

Indiana

31%

33%

32%

30%

32%

32%

Iowa

36%

40%

37%

36%

36%

37%

Kansas

I

34%

33%

I

I

I

Michigan

33%

35%

33%

33%

35%

33%

Minnesota

37%

39%

38%

37%

38%

37%

Missouri

33%

34%

33%

33%

34%

33%

Nebraska

I

39%

38%

36%

37%

37%

North Dakota

I

I

I

36%

37%

37%

Ohio

34%

36%

34%

33%

35%

35%

South Dakota

36%

37%

35%

35%

35%

34%

Wisconsin

37%

38%

37%

36%

39%

38%

West

33%

33%

36%

38%

41%

39%

Alaska

I

I

I

I

I

I

Arizona

I

I

I

I

I

I

California

35%

35%

37%

39%

41%

39%

Colorado

32%

32%

34%

37%

41%

41%

Hawaii

I

I

I

I

I

I

Idaho

I

I

I

I

I

I

Montana

35%

35%

37%

44%

42%

41%

Nevada

31%

31%

35%

38%

39%

39%

New Mexico

31%

30%

34%

39%

41%

I

Oklahoma

33%

33%

36%

39%

42%

42%

Oregon

30%

30%

32%

35%

37%

37%

Texas

32%

33%

35%

38%

40%

40%

Utah

I

I

I

I

43%

42%

Washington

I

I

I

I

37%

38%

Wyoming

33%

33%

36%

39%

39%

38%

National

38%

39%

39%

39%

41%

40%

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

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