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Table 113. Public high school graduates and dropouts, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: 2007-08
State or
other jurisdiction
High school graduates, by race/ethnicity, 2007-081 Event dropout rates (percent of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out) during 2007-08, 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  2,974,336   1,902,000 432,241 448,555 159,394 32,146 4.1 2.8 6.7 6.0 2.4 7.3
Alabama 41,313   26,375 13,343 684 474 437 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 1.1 1.8
Alaska 7,491   4,742 262 389 575 1,523 7.3 5.1 9.6 7.5 6.9 12.2
Arizona 61,667   32,490 3,398 20,276 1,878 3,625 6.7 5.6 7.1 7.3 3.8 11.4
Arkansas 28,725   20,474 6,132 1,421 513 185 4.7 4.0 6.7 5.1 2.8 4.9
California 366,503   141,011 25,911 142,491 54,019 3,071 5.0 3.1 9.0 6.0 2.3 6.6
                           
Colorado 46,082   33,075 2,498 8,454 1,617 438 6.4 3.9 10.6 12.1 3.8 11.3
Connecticut 38,419   27,782 4,775 4,451 1,307 104 2.8 1.6 5.6 6.1 1.5 2.5
Delaware 7,388   6.0 4.9 7.7 8.2 9.4
District of Columbia 3,353   144 2,871 277 58 3 5.5
Florida 146,254   79,596 30,239 31,721 4,255 443 3.3 2.1 4.7 3.7 1.1 2.5
                           
Georgia 82,033   45,701 29,010 4,309 2,868 145 4.3 3.6 4.6 4.8 1.3 3.6
Hawaii 11,613   2,157 217 468 8,718 53 5.4 5.9 7.3 6.7 5.1 7.2
Idaho 16,567   14,321 133 1,632 279 202 2.0 1.8 1.9 3.5 1.2 2.3
Illinois 133,554   87,097 21,728 18,411 6,000 318 5.2 2.2 9.1 7.3 1.7 3.8
Indiana 60,792   51,810 5,564 2,433 844 141 1.7 1.6 2.8 2.4 0.7 3.6
                           
Iowa 34,573   31,250 1,266 1,267 631 159 2.9 2.5 6.2 6.1 2.6 9.1
Kansas 30,132   24,349 2,217 2,474 710 382 2.5 2.1 3.6 3.9 1.5 3.9
Kentucky 38,982   34,185 3,769 585 390 53 2.8 2.4 4.8 4.6 1.6 2.5
Louisiana 34,401   19,616 13,253 672 622 238 7.5 4.8 10.9 7.8 3.4 7.2
Maine 14,350   13,629 285 129 234 73 4.4 4.3 5.4 7.0 3.7 5.8
                           
Maryland 59,171   31,429 20,602 3,555 3,392 193 3.6
Massachusetts 64,337   49,566 5,161 6,377 3,072 161 3.4 2.3 5.9 8.3 2.1 7.5
Michigan 114,657   88,225 19,158 3,500 2,807 967 6.2 4.3 12.6 10.3 3.6 8.3
Minnesota 60,409   50,762 3,678 1,788 3,351 830 2.8 1.8 7.1 7.5 3.1 11.6
Mississippi 24,795   12,544 11,660 271 280 40 4.6 3.6 5.6 3.9 2.0 3.0
                           
Missouri 61,717   49,744 9,178 1,498 1,024 273 4.9 3.2 12.9 7.2 2.7 3.7
Montana 10,396   9,115 53 191 133 904 5.2 4.4 6.3 6.5 4.1 11.7
Nebraska 20,035   16,969 1,049 1,434 355 228 2.5 1.8 6.0 4.8 1.4 7.6
Nevada 17,149   10,150 1,449 3,620 1,678 252 5.1 3.9 6.3 6.7 3.4 4.9
New Hampshire 14,982   14,174 320 201 257 30 3.0 2.9 9.6 3.1 1.4 8.3
                           
New Jersey 94,799   57,702 14,776 14,593 7,501 227 1.7 1.0 2.8 3.1 0.5 2.7
New Mexico 18,264   6,583 467 8,740 297 2,177 5.2 3.5 5.9 5.3 3.2 9.2
New York 176,050   106,219 28,814 26,698 13,720 599 3.9 2.4 6.2 6.1 2.4 5.7
North Carolina 81,766   51,582 23,002 4,228 1,944 1,010 5.2 4.4 6.2 7.6 2.0 7.7
North Dakota 6,999   6,410 98 79 55 357 2.4 1.8 3.9 4.4 4.5 7.3
                           
Ohio 118,847   99,936 14,956 2,046 1,749 160 4.3 2.9 10.1 8.5 1.8 8.2
Oklahoma 37,630   23,591 3,926 2,476 867 6,770 3.1 2.8 3.5 5.2 2.3 3.3
Oregon 34,061   26,846 830 3,849 1,811 725 3.8 3.1 7.9 6.7 2.7 6.1
Pennsylvania 130,029   104,355 16,111 5,978 3,439 146 2.6 1.7 5.7 6.9 1.6 4.1
Rhode Island 10,347   7,474 890 1,605 314 64 5.3 4.3 7.8 8.2 4.8 10.3
                           
South Carolina 35,140 3  3.9 3.5 4.3 5.3 1.8
South Dakota 8,587   7,707 129 125 111 515 2.3 1.4 2.4 4.0 2.0 9.9
Tennessee 57,485   41,700 13,207 1,567 906 105 3.9 2.5 7.7 5.3 2.1 4.7
Texas 252,121   112,983 33,873 94,571 9,750 944 4.0 1.8 6.3 5.3 1.3 3.2
Utah 28,091   24,549 229 2,063 868 382 4.2 3.4 6.6 8.0 3.9 7.5
                           
Vermont 6,719   6,408 93 72 99 47
Virginia 76,398   49,155 17,960 4,394 4,689 200 2.7 1.9 4.0 5.4 1.3 3.8
Washington 60,997   45,905 2,699 5,678 5,496 1,219 5.7 5.0 8.9 8.0 4.0 11.3
West Virginia 17,489   16,489 724 115 147 14 4.4 4.4 5.0 3.8 1.3 6.5
Wisconsin 65,183   54,288 4,827 2,840 2,428 800 2.3 1.4 7.8 5.4 2.0 5.8
Wyoming 5,494   4,891 55 381 67 100 5.0 4.5 8.1 8.0 2.0 11.0
                           
Bureau of Indian Education  
DoD, overseas  
DoD, domestic  
Other jurisdictions                          
American Samoa  
Guam  
Northern Marianas  
Puerto Rico 30,016   0 0 30,016 0 0
U.S. Virgin Islands 820   7 720 88 1 4 7.8 8.3 7.8 8.5
—Not available.
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 2007 12th-grade enrollment racial/ethnic distribution reported by state. Event dropout rate totals are totals for reporting states only.
3 Projected data from NCES 2010-069, Projections of Education Statistics to 2019.
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," 2007-08 and 2008-09, and "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2007-08; and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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