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Table 238. Estimated rate of 2009-10 high school graduates attending degree-granting institutions, by state: 2010
State Number of graduates from high schools located in the state Number of fall 2010 first-time freshmen graduating from high school in the previous 12 months Estimated rate of high school graduates going to college
Total1 Public,
2009-10
Private,
2008-09
State residents
enrolled in insti-
tutions in
any state2
State residents
enrolled in insti-
tutions in their
home state3
In any
state
In their
home state
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
United States 3,436,835 3,128,022 308,813 2,158,258 4  1,765,406 62.8 51.4
Alabama 48,443 43,166 5,277 31,160   28,165 64.3 58.1
Alaska 8,434 8,245 189 3,915   2,390 46.4 28.3
Arizona 63,900 61,145 2,755 37,006   33,090 57.9 51.8
Arkansas 29,606 28,276 1,330 19,348   17,624 65.4 59.5
California 440,240 404,987 35,253 271,669   243,382 61.7 55.3
                 
Colorado 52,159 49,321 2,838 31,902   24,171 61.2 46.3
Connecticut 40,728 34,495 6,233 32,068   17,724 78.7 43.5
Delaware 9,980 8,133 1,847 4,718   2,745 47.3 27.5
District of Columbia5 4,941 3,602 1,339 2,503   517 50.7 10.5
Florida 174,352 156,130 18,222 109,789   97,733 63.0 56.1
                 
Georgia 99,883 91,561 8,322 67,659   57,253 67.7 57.3
Hawaii 13,657 10,998 2,659 8,683   5,862 63.6 42.9
Idaho 18,340 17,793 547 8,273   5,589 45.1 30.5
Illinois 154,142 139,035 15,107 90,456   64,307 58.7 41.7
Indiana 69,783 64,551 5,232 45,900   40,350 65.8 57.8
                 
Iowa 36,711 34,462 2,249 24,442   21,209 66.6 57.8
Kansas 33,809 31,642 2,167 21,889   18,627 64.7 55.1
Kentucky 46,601 42,664 3,937 29,320   26,191 62.9 56.2
Louisiana 44,709 36,573 8,136 28,912   26,094 64.7 58.4
Maine 16,431 14,069 2,362 9,234   6,072 56.2 37.0
                 
Maryland 68,306 59,078 9,228 43,730   28,253 64.0 41.4
Massachusetts 75,092 64,462 10,630 54,966   36,917 73.2 49.2
Michigan 119,201 110,682 8,519 73,740   65,840 61.9 55.2
Minnesota 63,908 59,667 4,241 45,340   32,751 70.9 51.2
Mississippi 28,836 25,478 3,358 22,726   21,098 78.8 73.2
                 
Missouri 71,037 63,994 7,043 43,633   36,803 61.4 51.8
Montana 10,443 10,075 368 6,320   5,020 60.5 48.1
Nebraska 21,374 19,370 2,004 14,858   12,442 69.5 58.2
Nevada 21,780 20,956 824 11,280   8,511 51.8 39.1
New Hampshire 17,497 15,034 2,463 11,256   6,388 64.3 36.5
                 
New Jersey 110,573 96,225 14,348 75,893   44,738 68.6 40.5
New Mexico 19,983 18,595 1,388 14,461   12,542 72.4 62.8
New York 215,105 183,826 31,279 148,101   119,445 68.9 55.5
North Carolina 94,431 88,704 5,727 60,395   53,995 64.0 57.2
North Dakota 7,604 7,155 449 5,125   3,841 67.4 50.5
                 
Ohio 136,740 123,437 13,303 84,068   71,583 61.5 52.3
Oklahoma 40,034 38,503 1,531 24,100   21,735 60.2 54.3
Oregon 37,810 34,671 3,139 18,072   13,960 47.8 36.9
Pennsylvania 149,845 131,182 18,663 91,298   75,702 60.9 50.5
Rhode Island 11,726 9,908 1,818 7,667   4,907 65.4 41.8
                 
South Carolina 43,511 40,438 3,073 29,709   26,706 68.3 61.4
South Dakota 8,680 8,162 518 6,232   4,774 71.8 55.0
Tennessee 68,627 62,408 6,219 42,515   36,038 62.0 52.5
Texas 293,797 280,894 12,903 164,980   145,781 56.2 49.6
Utah 32,751 31,481 1,270 17,442   15,970 53.3 48.8
                 
Vermont 8,366 7,199 1,167 4,478   2,228 53.5 26.6
Virginia 88,022 81,511 6,511 56,202   45,599 63.9 51.8
Washington 70,497 66,046 4,451 34,030   25,881 48.3 36.7
West Virginia 18,390 17,651 739 10,885   9,696 59.2 52.7
Wisconsin 70,294 64,687 5,607 42,241   34,196 60.1 48.6
Wyoming 5,730 5,695 35 3,459   2,699 60.4 47.1
1 Total includes public high school graduates for 2009-10 and private high school graduates for 2008-09. Data on private high school graduates are not available for 2009-10.
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. Total includes 272 students attending U.S. Service Academies in their home state, not shown separately.
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.
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," 2009-10; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2009-10; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared April 2012.)
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