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Table 212. Estimated rate of 2007-08 high school graduates attending degree-granting institutions, by state: 2008
State Number of graduates from high schools located in the state Number of fall 2008 first-time freshmen graduating from high school in the previous 12 months Estimated rate of high school graduates going to college
Total1 Public,
2007-08
Private, 2006-07 State residents enrolled in institutions in any state2 State residents enrolled in institutions in their home state3 In any state In their home state
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
United States 3,307,947 3,001,337   306,610 2,109,931 4  1,713,334 63.8 51.8
Alabama 45,926 41,346   4,580 30,616   27,732 66.7 60.4
Alaska 8,055 7,855   200 3,682   2,128 45.7 26.4
Arizona 64,257 61,667   2,590 33,022   29,500 51.4 45.9
Arkansas 30,105 28,725   1,380 18,820   16,739 62.5 55.6
California 409,441 374,561   34,880 267,801   245,051 65.4 59.9
                   
Colorado 48,602 46,082   2,520 30,445   23,182 62.6 47.7
Connecticut 46,409 38,419   7,990 31,580   17,366 68.0 37.4
Delaware 9,188 7,388   1,800 6,076   4,103 66.1 44.7
District of Columbia5  5,012 3,352   1,660 2,680   562 53.5 11.2
Florida 167,626 149,046   18,580 98,630   87,156 58.8 52.0
                   
Georgia 91,075 83,505   7,570 63,374   52,821 69.6 58.0
Hawaii 14,003 11,613   2,390 8,725   5,852 62.3 41.8
Idaho 17,477 16,567   910 8,578   6,020 49.1 34.4
Illinois 150,253 135,143   15,110 86,277   61,481 57.4 40.9
Indiana. 66,691 61,901   4,790 43,803   38,509 65.7 57.7
                   
Iowa 36,833 34,573   2,260 23,682   20,267 64.3 55.0
Kansas 33,117 30,737   2,380 21,665   18,451 65.4 55.7
Kentucky 43,369 39,339   4,030 26,424   23,406 60.9 54.0
Louisiana 41,931 34,401   7,530 27,362   24,720 65.3 59.0
Maine 16,970 14,350   2,620 9,690   6,575 57.1 38.7
                   
Maryland 68,621 59,171   9,450 43,171   26,917 62.9 39.2
Massachusetts 75,627 65,197   10,430 56,456   38,275 74.7 50.6
Michigan 123,703 115,183   8,520 74,115   65,885 59.9 53.3
Minnesota 65,339 60,409   4,930 45,235   32,682 69.2 50.0
Mississippi 28,145 24,795   3,350 21,786   20,182 77.4 71.7
                   
Missouri 69,047 61,717   7,330 41,421   34,488 60.0 49.9
Montana 12,096 10,396   1,700 6,272   4,789 51.9 39.6
Nebraska 22,195 20,035   2,160 14,531   11,883 65.5 53.5
Nevada 19,515 18,815   700 9,916   7,459 50.8 38.2
New Hampshire 17,272 14,982   2,290 11,032   5,736 63.9 33.2
                   
New Jersey 108,334 94,994   13,340 77,068   44,863 71.1 41.4
New Mexico 19,764 18,264   1,500 13,376   11,449 67.7 57.9
New York 206,200 176,310   29,890 153,009   123,387 74.2 59.8
North Carolina 88,897 83,307   5,590 58,670   52,578 66.0 59.1
North Dakota6  6,999 6,999   4,732   3,392 67.6 48.5
                   
Ohio 133,818 120,758   13,060 83,895   70,330 62.7 52.6
Oklahoma 39,660 37,630   2,030 22,212   19,635 56.0 49.5
Oregon 37,759 34,949   2,810 17,566   13,315 46.5 35.3
Pennsylvania 147,778 130,298   17,480 94,458   77,647 63.9 52.5
Rhode Island 11,927 10,347   1,580 8,040   5,288 67.4 44.3
                   
South Carolina 38,513 35,303   3,210 26,995   24,355 70.1 63.2
South Dakota 9,142 8,582   560 6,587   5,023 72.1 54.9
Tennessee 63,376 57,486   5,890 39,033   33,135 61.6 52.3
Texas 264,041 252,121   11,920 150,160   131,543 56.9 49.8
Utah 29,517 28,167   1,350 17,259   15,817 58.5 53.6
                   
Vermont 9,152 7,392   1,760 4,416   1,955 48.3 21.4
Virginia 84,279 77,369   6,910 57,862   47,354 68.7 56.2
Washington 66,195 61,625   4,570 33,590   26,438 50.7 39.9
West Virginia 18,089 17,489   600 10,682   9,474 59.1 52.4
Wisconsin 70,613 65,183   5,430 41,738   33,703 59.1 47.7
Wyoming6 5,494 5,494   3,262   2,479 59.4 45.1
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Total includes public high school graduates for 2007-08 and private high school graduates for 2006-07. Data on private high school graduates are not available for 2007-08.
2 All U.S. resident students living in a particular state when admitted to an institution in any state. Students may be enrolled in any state.
3 Students who attend institutions in their home state.
4 U.S. total includes some U.S. residents whose home state is unknown.
5 A percentage of the private high school graduates are not residents of the District of Columbia.
6 Estimate only includes students graduating from public high schools.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2007-08; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2007-08; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2009, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared December 2011.)
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