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Table 113. Averaged freshman graduation rates for public secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1990-91 through 2008-09
State or jurisdiction 1990-91 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
United States 73.7 71.0 71.3 71.3 71.1 71.7 71.7 72.6 73.9 74.3 1  74.7 73.4 2  73.9 74.7   75.5 2 
Alabama 69.8 62.7 62.4 64.4 61.3 64.1 63.7 62.1 64.7 65.0   65.9 66.2   67.1 69.0   69.9  
Alaska 74.6 68.3 67.9 68.9 70.0 66.7 68.0 65.9 68.0 67.2   64.1 66.5   69.0 69.1   72.6  
Arizona 76.7 60.8 65.3 65.6 62.3 63.6 74.2 74.7 75.9 66.8   84.7 70.5   69.6 70.7   72.5  
Arkansas 76.6 74.2 70.6 73.9 73.7 74.6 73.9 74.8 76.6 76.8   75.7 80.4   74.4 76.4   74.0  
California 69.6 67.6 68.8 69.6 71.1 71.7 71.6 72.7 74.1 73.9   74.6 69.2   70.7 71.2   71.0 3 
                                       
Colorado 76.3 74.8 74.7 73.9 73.4 74.1 73.2 74.7 76.4 78.7   76.7 75.5   76.6 75.4   77.6  
Connecticut 80.2 76.1 76.7 76.9 76.0 81.9 77.5 79.7 80.9 80.7   80.9 80.9   81.8 82.2   75.4  
Delaware 72.5 70.4 71.7 74.1 70.4 66.8 71.0 69.5 73.0 72.9   73.0 76.3   71.9 72.1   73.7  
District of Columbia 54.5 49.7 54.6 53.9 52.0 54.5 60.2 68.4 59.6 68.2   66.3 65.4 4  54.8 56.0   62.4  
Florida 65.6 62.3 62.7 62.1 61.4 61.0 61.2 63.4 66.7 66.4   64.6 63.6   65.0 66.9   68.9  
                                       
Georgia 70.3 61.9 62.0 58.2 57.5 59.7 58.7 61.1 60.8 61.2   61.7 62.4   64.1 65.4   67.8  
Hawaii 75.9 74.5 69.1 68.8 67.5 70.9 68.3 72.1 71.3 72.6   75.1 75.5   75.4 76.0   75.3  
Idaho 79.6 80.5 80.1 79.7 79.5 79.4 79.6 79.3 81.4 81.5   81.0 80.5   80.4 80.1   80.6  
Illinois 76.6 75.2 76.1 76.8 76.0 76.3 75.6 77.1 75.9 80.3   79.4 79.7   79.5 80.4   77.7  
Indiana 76.9 73.6 74.0 73.8 74.3 71.8 72.1 73.1 75.5 73.5   73.2 73.3   73.9 74.1   75.2  
                                       
Iowa 84.4 84.3 84.6 83.9 83.3 83.1 82.8 84.1 85.3 85.8   86.6 86.9   86.5 86.4   85.7  
Kansas 80.8 77.1 76.9 76.0 76.7 77.1 76.5 77.1 76.9 77.9   79.2 77.5   78.8 79.0   80.2  
Kentucky 72.9 71.3 71.1 70.2 70.0 69.7 69.8 69.8 71.7 73.0   75.9 77.2   76.4 74.4   77.6  
Louisiana 57.5 61.7 59.3 61.3 61.1 62.2 63.7 64.4 64.1 69.4   63.9 59.5   61.3 63.5   67.3  
Maine 80.7 73.7 75.2 78.5 74.7 75.9 76.4 75.6 76.3 77.6   78.6 76.3   78.5 79.1 5  79.9 5 
                                       
Maryland 77.5 78.3 76.6 76.2 76.6 77.6 78.7 79.7 79.2 79.5   79.3 79.9   80.0 80.4   80.1  
Massachusetts 79.1 78.0 78.4 78.3 77.9 78.0 78.9 77.6 75.7 79.3   78.7 79.5   80.8 81.5   83.3  
Michigan 72.1 71.4 73.5 74.6 73.9 75.3 75.4 72.9 74.0 72.5   73.0 72.2   77.0 76.3   75.3  
Minnesota 90.8 86.1 78.6 85.0 86.0 84.9 83.6 83.9 84.8 84.7   85.9 86.2   86.5 86.4   87.4  
Mississippi 63.3 59.7 59.6 59.8 59.2 59.4 59.7 61.2 62.7 62.7   63.3 63.5   63.5 63.9   62.0  
                                       
Missouri 76.0 75.0 74.7 75.2 75.8 76.3 75.5 76.8 78.3 80.4   80.6 81.0   81.9 82.4   83.1  
Montana 84.4 83.9 83.2 82.2 81.3 80.8 80.0 79.8 81.0 80.4   81.5 81.9   81.5 82.0   82.0  
Nebraska 86.7 85.6 84.8 85.6 87.3 85.7 83.8 83.9 85.2 87.6   87.8 87.0   86.3 83.8   82.9  
Nevada 77.0 65.8 73.2 70.6 71.0 69.7 70.0 71.9 72.3 57.4   55.8 55.8   54.2 56.3   56.3 3 
New Hampshire 78.6 77.5 77.3 76.7 75.3 76.1 77.8 77.8 78.2 78.7   80.1 81.1   81.7 83.3   84.3  
                                       
New Jersey 81.4 82.8 83.9 76.3 77.5 83.6 85.4 85.8 87.0 86.3   85.1 84.8   84.4 84.6   85.3  
New Mexico 70.1 63.7 62.5 61.6 63.3 64.7 65.9 67.4 63.1 67.0   65.4 67.3   59.1 66.8   64.8  
New York 66.1 63.6 65.3 63.4 62.5 61.8 61.5 60.5 60.9 60.9 6  65.3 67.4   68.9 70.9   73.5  
North Carolina 71.3 66.5 65.5 65.6 65.4 65.8 66.5 68.2 70.1 71.4   72.6 71.8   68.6 72.8   75.1  
North Dakota 87.6 89.5 87.8 86.7 85.6 86.0 85.4 85.0 86.4 86.1   86.3 82.2   83.1 83.8   87.4  
                                       
Ohio 77.5 74.5 76.4 77.0 75.0 75.2 76.5 77.5 79.0 81.3   80.2 79.2   78.7 79.0   79.6  
Oklahoma 76.5 75.6 74.8 75.1 76.4 75.8 75.8 76.0 76.0 77.0   76.9 77.8   77.8 78.0   77.3  
Oregon 72.7 68.3 69.1 69.0 68.2 69.6 68.3 71.0 73.7 74.2   74.2 73.0   73.8 76.7   76.5  
Pennsylvania 79.7 80.0 79.8 79.4 79.1 78.7 79.0 80.2 81.7 82.2   82.5 83.5 4  83.0 82.7   80.5  
Rhode Island 75.0 72.7 72.9 72.5 72.2 72.8 73.5 75.7 77.7 75.9   78.4 77.8   78.4 76.4   75.3  
                                       
South Carolina 66.6 60.9 59.6 59.3 59.1 58.6 56.5 57.9 59.7 60.6   60.1 61.0 4  58.9 62.2   66.0  
South Dakota 83.8 84.5 84.2 77.7 74.2 77.6 77.4 79.0 83.0 83.7   82.3 84.5   82.5 84.4   81.7  
Tennessee 69.8 66.6 61.6 58.4 58.5 59.5 59.0 59.6 63.4 66.1   68.5 70.7   72.6 74.9   77.4  
Texas 72.2 66.1 67.0 69.4 69.2 71.0 70.8 73.5 75.5 76.7   74.0 72.5   71.9 73.1   75.4  
Utah 77.5 76.9 81.1 80.7 81.6 82.5 81.6 80.5 80.2 83.0   84.4 78.6   76.6 74.3   79.4  
                                       
Vermont 79.5 85.3 83.6 83.9 81.9 81.0 80.2 82.0 83.6 85.4   86.5 82.3   88.5 89.3   89.6  
Virginia 76.2 76.2 76.6 76.6 76.3 76.9 77.5 76.7 80.6 79.3   79.6 74.5   75.5 77.0   78.4  
Washington 75.7 75.5 74.0 73.3 73.2 73.7 69.2 72.2 74.2 74.6   75.0 72.9   74.8 71.9   73.7  
West Virginia 76.6 77.0 76.7 77.4 77.9 76.7 75.9 74.2 75.7 76.9   77.3 76.9   78.2 77.3   77.0  
Wisconsin 85.2 83.6 83.7 83.1 82.6 82.7 83.3 84.8 85.8 85.8 6  86.7 87.5   88.5 89.6   90.7  
Wyoming 81.1 77.7 78.4 77.1 76.6 76.3 73.4 74.4 73.9 76.0   76.7 76.1   75.8 76.0   75.2  
                                       
Other jurisdictions                                      
American Samoa 85.3 79.7 79.7 76.6 80.4 71.9 77.0 82.9 81.0 80.2   81.1 81.0   84.6    
Guam 48.2 44.6 45.4 39.5 54.7 52.9 51.7 56.3 48.4        
Northern Marianas 63.3 68.9 63.4 63.5 61.1 62.7 65.2 65.2 75.3   75.4 80.3   73.6    
Puerto Rico 60.9 60.8 61.5 61.9 63.6 64.7 65.7 66.2 67.8 64.8   61.7 68.6   66.7 63.1   62.1  
U.S. Virgin Islands 53.2 54.2 62.0 58.6 58.6 53.8 57.3 48.7 53.5     57.8 57.8   68.1  
—Not available.
1 Includes estimates for New York and Wisconsin. Without estimates for these two states, the averaged freshman graduation rate for the remaining 48 states and the District of Columbia is 75.0 percent.
2 U.S. total includes estimates for nonreporting states.
3 Estimated high school graduates from NCES 2011-312, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008–09.
4 Projected high school graduates from NCES 2009-062, Projections of Education Statistics to 2018.
5 Includes 1,161 graduates in 2007-08 and 1,169 graduates in 2008-09 from private high schools that received a majority of their funding from public sources.
6 Estimated high school graduates from NCES 2006-606rev, The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Years 2002-03 and 2003-04.
NOTE: The averaged freshman graduation rate provides an estimate of the percentage of students who receive a regular diploma within 4 years of
entering ninth grade. The rate uses aggregate student enrollment data to estimate the size of an incoming freshman class and aggregate counts of
the number of diplomas awarded 4 years later. Averaged freshman graduation rates in this table are based on reported totals of enrollment by grade
and high school graduates, rather than on details reported by race/ethnicity. 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), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1986-87 through 2009-10; The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Years 2002-03 and 2003-04; Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data, 2007-08 and 2008-09; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2019. (This table was prepared August 2011.)
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