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Table 107. Public high school graduates and dropouts, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: 2005–06
State or other jurisdiction High school graduates, by race/ethnicity, 2005–061  Event dropout rates (percent of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out) during 2005–06, by race/ethnicity
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States2  2,815,220 1,852,980 393,994 388,088 150,900 29,258 3.9 2.7 6.1 6.0 2.4 7.2
Alabama 37,918 24,680 12,026 478 391 343 2.5 2.3 2.9 2.9 1.2 1.3
Alaska 7,361 4,843 302 246 528 1,442 8.0 6.2 10.0 9.7 6.9 11.7
Arizona 54,091 30,551 2,703 16,369 1,689 2,779 6.4 4.9 7.0 8.2 3.7 10.3
Arkansas 28,790 21,017 5,951 1,183 467 172 3.1 2.7 4.2 3.8 2.4 2.5
California 343,515 138,584 25,355 124,409 52,334 2,833 3.7 2.3 6.5 4.8 1.8 4.3
                         
Colorado 44,424 32,553 2,129 7,727 1,617 398 7.8 4.7 12.5 15.8 4.8 13.5
Connecticut 36,222 27,047 4,184 3,623 1,251 117 1.8 1.2 2.7 4.4 0.7 2.2
Delaware 7,275 4,646 2,002 361 246 20 5.5 4.2 7.3 9.8 2.9 6.8
District of Columbia3  3,150 4.0 7.4
Florida 134,686 76,980 26,759 26,495 4,018 434 4.1 2.9 5.8 5.0 1.7 3.7
                         
Georgia 73,498 42,959 24,829 3,003 2,625 82 5.2 4.7 5.6 7.8 2.1 5.4
Hawaii 10,922 2,068 201 429 8,197 27 4.7 5.3 5.1 5.5 4.5 6.9
Idaho 16,096 14,192 91 1,359 251 203 2.7 2.1 4.8 6.4 1.2 5.6
Illinois 126,817 85,503 19,482 15,764 5,816 252 3.9 2.2 7.7 6.7 1.7 4.2
Indiana 57,920 49,885 5,140 1,953 804 138 2.9 2.5 5.0 4.8 1.7 3.4
                         
Iowa 33,693 30,651 1,091 1,100 695 156 2.2 1.8 6.3 6.1 1.8 6.0
Kansas 29,818 24,517 2,152 2,058 772 319 2.4 1.9 4.4 4.5 2.4 3.7
Kentucky 38,449 3.3
Louisiana 33,275 19,483 12,396 533 626 237 8.4 5.7 12.0 9.8 5.6 8.6
Maine 12,950 12,359 219 107 196 69 5.4 5.3 5.5 8.1 5.7 10.1
                         
Maryland 55,536 30,672 18,558 2,790 3,338 178 3.9
Massachusetts 61,272 48,093 4,765 5,358 2,905 151 3.4 2.3 6.6 7.9 2.7 6.5
Michigan 102,296 81,795 14,249 2,727 2,676 849 3.5
Minnesota 58,898 50,551 2,973 1,501 3,095 778 3.1 1.9 8.6 10.3 3.5 11.8
Mississippi 23,848 12,278 11,161 186 194 29 3.0 2.3 3.7 3.0 1.9 7.4
                         
Missouri 58,417 47,534 8,401 1,257 1,028 197 4.1 3.3 7.9 6.3 2.0 6.5
Montana 10,283 9,071 44 201 153 814 3.7 3.1 6.2 5.4 1.2 8.5
Nebraska 19,764 16,931 1,032 1,236 352 213 2.8 1.9 8.0 6.4 2.7 7.3
Nevada 16,455 9,902 1,385 3,421 1,516 231 7.7 6.3 9.4 10.0 5.4 9.0
New Hampshire 13,988 3.2 3.1 3.6 6.6 1.7 4.9
                         
New Jersey 90,049 56,056 13,916 12,775 7,088 214 1.6 1.0 2.5 2.9 0.6 2.8
New Mexico 17,822 6,901 425 8,197 270 2,029 5.5 4.5 5.2 5.9 3.3 6.6
New York 161,817 102,161 24,840 21,824 12,453 539 4.4 2.4 7.3 7.8 3.4 6.9
North Carolina 76,710 4.0 3.7 4.0 6.0 1.4 8.6
North Dakota 7,192 6,637 62 63 56 374 2.1 1.6 2.6 5.0 1.6 7.3
                         
Ohio 117,356 98,744 14,919 1,922 1,641 130 4.0 2.7 9.8 8.3 1.8 7.9
Oklahoma 36,497 23,572 3,568 2,131 732 6,494 3.5 3.1 4.7 6.1 1.8 3.8
Oregon 32,394 26,248 746 3,139 1,664 597 4.6
Pennsylvania3  127,830 2.7 1.8 6.0 7.1 2.3 3.9
Rhode Island 10,108 7,666 819 1,292 277 54 4.1 3.1 5.7 7.6 4.8 7.6
                         
South Carolina3  34,970
South Dakota 8,589 7,713 103 109 103 561 4.4 2.8 8.5 8.4 5.0 20.0
Tennessee 50,880 37,896 11,086 995 829 74 2.8 2.1 4.6 5.3 2.0 3.9
Texas 240,485 112,994 32,183 85,455 9,037 816 4.3 2.3 5.9 5.9 1.6 4.3
Utah 29,012 25,575 231 2,021 844 341 3.3 2.8 5.2 7.2 2.8 7.6
                         
Vermont 6,779 6,451 87 72 118 51
Virginia 69,597 46,010 15,774 3,537 4,078 198 2.7 1.9 3.8 6.4 1.6 3.8
Washington 60,213 45,814 2,673 5,203 5,353 1,170 5.5 4.7 10.2 8.8 4.3 10.5
West Virginia 16,763 15,856 630 119 137 21 3.9 3.9 4.5 5.0 0.3 7.9
Wisconsin 63,003 53,607 4,040 2,430 2,150 776 2.2 1.3 7.7 4.9 2.2 5.9
Wyoming 5,527 4,897 64 341 65 160 5.7 4.7 8.9 10.4 3.8 21.2
                         
Bureau of Indian Education
                         
DoD, overseas
DoD, domestic
                         
Other jurisdictions                        
American Samoa 879 0 0 0 879 0 2.5 2.5
Guam
Northern Marianas 670 8 0 0 662 0 3.5 5.6
Puerto Rico 31,896 0 0 31,896 0 0 0.7 0.7
U.S. Virgin Islands 8.2 18.1 7.3 14.3 28.6 0.0
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Data differ slightly from figures reported in other tables due to varying reporting practices for racial/ethnic survey data.
2 High school graduate counts include estimates for nonreporting states, based on 2005 12th-grade enrollment racial/ethnic distribution reported by state. Event dropout rate totals are totals for reporting states only.
3 Projected high school graduates from NCES 2008-078, Projections of Education Statistics to 2017.
NOTE: Includes only graduates for whom race/ethnicity was reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Event dropout rates measure the percentage of public school students in grades 9 through 12 who dropped out of school between one October and the next. DoD = Department of Defense.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2005–06 and 2006–07, and "State-Level Public School Dropouts," 2005–06; and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared January 2009.)
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