Education Working Paper No. 8  February 2005


Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness Rates: 19912002

Table 14: African-American College Readiness Rates by Region and State, 19972002

Region/State

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Northeast

24%

26%

24%

27%

26%

26%

Connecticut

29%

28%

28%

31%

29%

30%

Delaware

23%

25%

25%

24%

26%

27%

Maine

I

I

I

I

I

I

Maryland

28%

28%

30%

33%

34%

34%

Massachusetts

28%

30%

31%

34%

33%

29%

New Hampshire

I

I

I

I

I

I

New Jersey

I

I

I

I

I

I

New York

20%

19%

22%

20%

21%

Pennsylvania

25%

24%

27%

29%

28%

28%

Rhode Island

24%

27%

31%

31%

31%

35%

Vermont

I

I

I

I

I

I

Southeast

20%

22%

22%

23%

23%

23%

Alabama

17%

21%

21%

23%

24%

22%

Arkansas

I

28%

29%

30%

30%

29%

Florida

19%

21%

21%

22%

22%

21%

Georgia

I

18%

19%

20%

20%

21%

Kentucky

I

I

I

I

I

25%

Louisiana

19%

22%

22%

23%

25%

24%

Mississippi

23%

23%

23%

24%

25%

North Carolina

21%

24%

24%

I

I

I

South Carolina

I

I

I

I

I

I

Tennessee

17%

I

I

I

I

I

Virginia

24%

27%

27%

28%

29%

27%

West Virginia

25%

26%

29%

30%

30%

29%

Central

11%

13%

14%

15%

15%

15%

Illinois

12%

14%

14%

15%

14%

14%

Indiana

11%

12%

14%

13%

14%

14%

Iowa

12%

14%

14%

16%

16%

17%

Kansas

I

13%

14%

I

I

I

Michigan

11%

13%

14%

15%

16%

15%

Minnesota

11%

13%

14%

14%

13%

15%

Missouri

12%

14%

16%

17%

17%

18%

Nebraska

I

13%

14%

16%

17%

14%

North Dakota

I

I

I

I

I

I

Ohio

11%

12%

12%

13%

15%

15%

South Dakota

I

I

I

I

I

I

Wisconsin

9%

10%

11%

11%

13%

14%

West

22%

24%

23%

23%

24%

24%

Alaska

I

I

I

I

I

I

Arizona

I

I

I

I

I

I

California

23%

25%

24%

23%

23%

22%

Colorado

22%

24%

22%

20%

23%

23%

Hawaii

I

I

I

I

I

I

Idaho

I

I

I

I

I

I

Montana

I

I

I

I

I

I

Nevada

24%

24%

21%

23%

22%

25%

New Mexico

21%

23%

23%

27%

29%

I

Oklahoma

24%

25%

25%

24%

25%

27%

Oregon

17%

20%

20%

18%

21%

23%

Texas

21%

24%

22%

23%

24%

25%

Utah

I

I

I

I

I

I

Washington

I

I

I

I

22%

22%

Wyoming

I

I

I

I

I

I

National

19%

21%

22%

23%

23%

23%

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

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