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Table 112. Public high school graduates, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1980-81 through 2009-10
State or jurisdiction 1980-81 1989-90 1999-2000 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Projected
2009-10
graduates
Percent
change,
1999-2000
to
2009-10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 2,725,285 2,320,337 1  2,553,844 2,719,947 2,753,438 1  2,799,250 2,815,544 1  2,893,045 3,001,337   3,039,015 1  3,013,400 18.0
Alabama 44,894 40,485   37,819 36,741 36,464   37,453 37,918   38,912 41,346   42,082   40,630 7.4
Alaska 5,343 5,386   6,615 7,297 7,236   6,909 7,361   7,666 7,855   8,008   8,360 26.4
Arizona 28,416 32,103   38,304 49,986 45,508   59,498 54,091   55,954 61,667   62,374   60,610 58.2
Arkansas 29,577 26,475   27,335 27,555 27,181   26,621 28,790   27,166 28,725   28,057   28,510 4.3
California 242,172 236,291   309,866 341,097 343,480   355,217 343,515   356,641 374,561   372,310 2  383,680 23.8
                                   
Colorado 35,897 32,967   38,924 42,379 44,777   44,532 44,424   45,628 46,082   47,459   47,740 22.6
Connecticut 38,369 27,878   31,562 33,667 34,573   35,515 36,222   37,541 38,419   34,968   37,750 19.6
Delaware 7,349 5,550   6,108 6,817 6,951   6,934 7,275   7,205 7,388   7,839   8,140 33.3
District of Columbia3  4,848 3,626   2,695 2,725 3,031   2,781 3,150 4  2,944 3,352   3,517   3,010 11.7
Florida 88,755 88,934   106,708 127,484 131,418   133,318 134,686   142,284 149,046   153,461   144,250 35.2
                                   
Georgia 62,963 56,605   62,563 66,890 68,550   70,834 73,498   77,829 83,505   88,003   85,370 36.5
Hawaii 11,472 10,325   10,437 10,013 10,324   10,813 10,922   11,063 11,613   11,508   10,700 2.5
Idaho 12,679 11,971   16,170 15,858 15,547   15,768 16,096   16,242 16,567   16,807   17,220 6.5
Illinois 136,795 108,119   111,835 117,507 124,763   123,615 126,817   130,220 135,143   131,670   133,710 19.6
Indiana 73,381 60,012   57,012 57,897 56,008   55,444 57,920   59,887 61,901   63,663   62,440 9.5
                                   
Iowa 42,635 31,796   33,926 34,860 34,339   33,547 33,693   34,127 34,573   33,926   33,510 -1.2
Kansas 29,397 25,367   29,102 29,963 30,155   30,355 29,818   30,139 30,737   30,368   30,060 3.3
Kentucky 41,714 38,005   36,830 37,654 37,787   38,399 38,449   39,099 39,339   41,851   40,980 11.3
Louisiana 46,199 36,053   38,430 37,610 37,019   36,009 33,275   34,274 34,401   35,622   34,570 -10.0
Maine 15,554 13,839   12,211 12,947 13,278   13,077 12,950   13,151 14,350 5  14,093 5  13,970 14.4
                                   
Maryland 54,050 41,566   47,849 51,864 52,870   54,170 55,536   57,564 59,171   58,304   58,150 21.5
Massachusetts 74,831 55,941 6  52,950 55,987 58,326   59,665 61,272   63,903 65,197   65,258   63,650 20.2
Michigan 124,372 93,807   97,679 100,301 98,823   101,582 102,582   111,838 115,183   112,742   112,740 15.4
Minnesota 64,166 49,087   57,372 59,432 59,096   58,391 58,898   59,497 60,409   59,729   59,700 4.1
Mississippi 28,083 25,182   24,232 23,810 23,735   23,523 23,848   24,186 24,795   24,505   25,970 7.2
                                   
Missouri 60,359 48,957   52,848 56,925 57,983   57,841 58,417   60,275 61,717   62,969   63,720 20.6
Montana 11,634 9,370   10,903 10,657 10,500   10,335 10,283   10,122 10,396   10,077   9,940 -8.8
Nebraska 21,411 17,664   20,149 20,161 20,309   19,940 19,764   19,873 20,035   19,501   20,070 -0.4
Nevada 9,069 9,477   14,551 16,378 15,201   15,740 16,455   17,149 18,815   19,904 2  18,540 27.4
New Hampshire 11,552 10,766   11,829 13,210 13,309   13,775 13,988   14,452 14,982   14,757   14,480 22.4
                                   
New Jersey 93,168 69,824   74,420 81,391 83,826   86,502 90,049   93,013 94,994   95,085   94,660 27.2
New Mexico 17,915 14,884   18,031 16,923 17,892   17,353 17,822   16,131 18,264   17,931   18,130 0.5
New York 198,465 143,318   141,731 143,818 142,526 7  153,203 161,817   168,333 176,310   180,917   177,260 25.1
North Carolina 69,395 64,782   62,140 69,696 72,126   75,010 76,710   76,031 83,307   86,712   85,490 37.6
North Dakota 9,924 7,690   8,606 8,169 7,888   7,555 7,192   7,159 6,999   7,232   6,780 -21.2
                                   
Ohio 143,503 114,513   111,668 115,762 119,029   116,702 117,356   117,658 120,758   122,203   120,180 7.6
Oklahoma 38,875 35,606   37,646 36,694 36,799   36,227 36,497   37,100 37,630   37,219   38,110 1.2
Oregon 28,729 25,473   30,151 32,587 32,958   32,602 32,394   33,446 34,949   35,138   34,860 15.6
Pennsylvania 144,645 110,527   113,959 119,933 123,474   124,758 127,830 4  128,603 130,298   130,658   121,890 7.0
Rhode Island 10,719 7,825   8,477 9,318 9,258   9,881 10,108   10,384 10,347   10,028   9,480 11.8
                                   
South Carolina 38,347 32,483   31,617 32,482 33,235   33,439 34,970 4  35,108 35,303   39,114   38,590 22.1
South Dakota 10,385 7,650   9,278 8,999 9,001   8,585 8,589   8,346 8,582   8,123   8,640 -6.9
Tennessee 50,648 46,094   41,568 44,113 46,096   47,967 50,880   54,502 57,486   60,368   58,180 40.0
Texas 171,665 172,480   212,925 238,111 244,165   239,717 240,485   241,193 252,121   264,275   265,660 24.8
Utah 19,886 21,196   32,501 29,527 30,252   30,253 29,050   28,276 28,167   30,463   26,390 -18.8
                                   
Vermont 6,424 6,127   6,675 6,970 7,100   7,152 6,779   7,317 7,392   7,209   7,070 5.9
Virginia 67,126 60,605   65,596 72,943 72,042   73,667 69,597   73,997 77,369   79,651   78,440 19.6
Washington 50,046 45,941   57,597 60,435 61,274   61,094 60,213   62,801 61,625   62,764   64,510 12.0
West Virginia 23,580 21,854   19,437 17,287 17,339   17,137 16,763   17,407 17,489   17,690   17,520 -9.9
Wisconsin 67,743 52,038   58,545 63,272 62,784 7  63,229 63,003   63,968 65,183   65,410   64,040 9.4
Wyoming 6,161 5,823   6,462 5,845 5,833   5,616 5,527   5,441 5,494   5,493   5,390 -16.6
                                   
Bureau of Indian
   Education
         
                                   
DoD, overseas   2,642 2,641 2,766        
DoD, domestic   560 590 584        
                                   
Other jurisdictions                                  
American Samoa 703   698 832 852   905 879   954    
Guam 1,033   1,406 1,502 1,346   1,179      
Northern Marianas 227   360 422 575   614 670   643    
Puerto Rico 29,049   30,856 31,408 30,083   29,071 31,896   31,718 30,016   29,286  
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,260   1,060 886 816   940   820 820   940  
—Not available.
1 U.S. total includes estimates for nonreporting states.
2 Estimated high school graduates from NCES 2011-312, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008–09.
3 Beginning in 1989-90, graduates from adult programs are excluded.
4 Projected data from NCES 2009-062, Projections of Education Statistics to 2018.
5 Includes 1,161 graduates in 2007-08 and 1,169 graduates in 2008-09 from private high schools that received a majority of their funding from public sources.
6 Projected data from NCES 91-490, Projections of Education Statistics to 2002.
7 Estimated high school graduates from NCES 2006-606rev, The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Years 2002-03 and 2003-04.
NOTE: Data include regular diploma recipients, but exclude students receiving a certificate of attendance and persons receiving high school equivalency certificates. DoD = Department of Defense. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2020; Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1981-82 through 2009-10; and Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data, 2007-08 and 2008-09. (This table was prepared August 2011.)
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