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Table 203. Estimated rate of 2005-06 high school graduates attending degree-granting institutions, by state: 2006
State Number of high school graduates Attending public or private degree-granting institutions
Freshmen graduating from high school in the previous 12 months, fall 2006 Estimated rate of high school graduates going to college Estimated rate of high school graduates going to college in home state
Total1 Public, 2005-06 Private, 2004-05 Attending colleges located in the state2 State residents enrolled in institutions
In any state3 In their home state4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
United States5  3,111,324 2,815,544   295,790 1,955,510 1,929,453 1,559,301 62.0 50.1
Alabama 43,898 37,918   5,980 32,225 27,019 24,334 61.5 55.4
Alaska 7,641 7,361   280 2,197 3,503 1,964 45.8 25.7
Arizona 56,501 54,091   2,410 31,177 25,423 22,104 45.0 39.1
Arkansas 30,090 28,790   1,300 18,800 17,063 15,093 56.7 50.2
California 375,515 343,515   32,000 208,107 210,481 190,199 56.1 50.7
                 
Colorado 46,784 44,424   2,360 29,351 29,748 23,020 63.6 49.2
Connecticut 46,782 36,222   10,560 24,017 29,429 15,554 62.9 33.2
Delaware 8,635 7,275   1,360 7,047 5,727 3,758 66.3 43.5
District of Columbia 4,350 3,150 6  1,200 8,786 2,448 633 56.3 14.6
Florida 151,506 134,686   16,820 97,162 91,149 80,682 60.2 53.3
                 
Georgia 80,348 73,498   6,850 54,763 55,094 45,503 68.6 56.6
Hawaii 13,662 10,922   2,740 5,916 7,534 4,772 55.1 34.9
Idaho 16,606 16,096   510 8,495 7,608 5,549 45.8 33.4
Illinois 141,907 126,817   15,090 74,362 85,730 63,453 60.4 44.7
Indiana. 62,740 57,920   4,820 47,986 40,088 34,811 63.9 55.5
                 
Iowa 36,313 33,693   2,620 27,137 22,131 18,987 60.9 52.3
Kansas 31,978 29,818   2,160 22,338 20,985 17,854 65.6 55.8
Kentucky 42,109 38,449   3,660 28,574 25,883 23,043 61.5 54.7
Louisiana 42,285 33,275   9,010 27,476 27,009 24,046 63.9 56.9
Maine 16,190 12,950   3,240 9,347 9,887 6,399 61.1 39.5
                 
Maryland 63,346 55,536   7,810 34,244 42,002 26,681 66.3 42.1
Massachusetts 71,322 61,272   10,050 59,053 51,800 34,476 72.6 48.3
Michigan 111,902 102,582   9,320 71,513 72,171 64,796 64.5 57.9
Minnesota 63,648 58,898   4,750 40,372 43,181 31,876 67.8 50.1
Mississippi 27,218 23,848   3,370 22,445 20,532 18,870 75.4 69.3
                 
Missouri 66,087 58,417   7,670 40,254 38,136 31,686 57.7 47.9
Montana 11,113 10,283   830 6,458 6,271 4,680 56.4 42.1
Nebraska 22,124 19,764   2,360 14,424 14,219 11,599 64.3 52.4
Nevada 17,125 16,455   670 7,949 8,936 6,832 52.2 39.9
New Hampshire 16,228 13,988   2,240 11,247 10,483 5,470 64.6 33.7
                 
New Jersey 101,979 90,049   11,930 44,444 71,620 40,390 70.2 39.6
New Mexico 19,062 17,822   1,240 12,349 13,549 10,652 71.1 55.9
New York 188,687 161,817   26,870 143,264 141,574 113,145 75.0 60.0
North Carolina 81,840 76,710   5,130 61,718 53,787 48,693 65.7 59.5
North Dakota 7,652 7,192   460 6,875 5,504 4,014 71.9 52.5
                 
Ohio 131,446 117,356   14,090 77,478 78,210 65,391 59.5 49.7
Oklahoma 38,047 36,497   1,550 25,193 22,659 20,185 59.6 53.1
Oregon 35,004 32,394   2,610 17,767 16,680 12,716 47.7 36.3
Pennsylvania 146,100 127,830 6  18,270 104,005 89,940 74,112 61.6 50.7
Rhode Island 11,908 10,108   1,800 12,501 6,513 3,876 54.7 32.5
                 
South Carolina 37,800 34,970   2,830 30,349 26,275 23,556 69.5 62.3
South Dakota 9,069 8,589 6  480 7,029 6,539 5,026 72.1 55.4
Tennessee 56,160 50,880   5,280 38,440 36,039 30,654 64.2 54.6
Texas 251,085 240,485   10,600 131,102 139,043 122,878 55.4 48.9
Utah 30,080 29,050   1,030 18,280 13,921 12,697 46.3 42.2
                 
Vermont 8,039 6,779   1,260 6,306 4,380 1,898 54.5 23.6
Virginia 75,437 69,597   5,840 53,544 51,499 41,342 68.3 54.8
Washington 63,963 60,213   3,750 28,892 31,129 23,988 48.7 37.5
West Virginia 17,523 16,763   760 13,562 10,147 8,841 57.9 50.5
Wisconsin 68,923 63,003   5,920 42,596 42,040 33,999 61.0 49.3
Wyoming 5,567 5,527   40 4,299 3,231 2,367 58.0 42.5
1 Total includes public high school graduates for 2005-06 and private high school graduates for 2004-05. Data on private high school graduates are not available for 2005-06.
2 All of the new students reported by the institutions in that state; i.e., all in-migrants and "remaining" students. Also, includes students who are not residents of the United States.
3 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.
4 Students who attend institutions in their home state.
5 U.S. total enrollment includes some students not identified by state.
6 Projected data from NCES 2008-078, Projections of Education Statistics to 2017.
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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2006-07; "Private School Survey (PSS)," 2005-06; and 2006 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2007. (This table was prepared October 2008.)
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