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Table 114. Public high school graduates and dropouts, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: 2008-09
State or
other jurisdiction
High school graduates, by race/ethnicity, 2008-091 Event dropout rates (percent of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out) during 2008-09, by race/ethnicity
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States 3,020,619 1,883,382 451,384 481,698 163,575 32,213 4.1 2.7 6.6 6.0 2.4 6.3
Alabama 42,033 26,380 13,884 799 509 461 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.6 0.7 1.2
Alaska 8,008 4,874 283 364 588 1,508 391 7.0
Arizona 62,374 31,895 3,519 21,607 2,007 3,346 8.3 6.1 10.1 10.2 5.0 12.9
Arkansas 28,057 19,872 5,939 1,599 442 205 4.1 3.5 5.7 4.7 3.8 4.5
California 372,310 134,816 25,420 147,717 54,701 2,890 6,766 5.0 3.2 9.2 6.2 2.4 6.8 5.5
                             
Colorado 47,459 33,272 2,619 9,364 1,738 466 6.1 3.7 9.6 11.4 3.4 12.3
Connecticut 34,968 25,561 4,221 3,861 1,248 77 3.1 1.4 6.8 7.4 0.9 2.4
Delaware 7,839 4,602 2,438 522 246 31 5.1 4.1 6.9 6.6 2.3 5.4
District of Columbia 3,517 131 3,084 245 55 2 7.0 4.8 6.9 8.3 5.3 0.0
Florida 150,066 78,933 32,167 34,079 4,436 451 2.6 1.8 4.3 3.0 0.9 2.9
                             
Georgia 86,163 45,921 31,949 5,052 3,101 140 4.2 3.4 5.3 4.7 1.8 2.3
Hawaii 11,508 2,065 226 487 8,673 57 4.9 5.3 4.6 4.8 4.6 6.6
Idaho 16,807 14,353 181 1,778 297 198 1.6 1.4 1.3 3.1 2.0 2.7
Illinois 130,094 82,749 21,887 19,616 5,600 242
Indiana 62,312 52,568 6,070 2,700 834 140 1.7 1.5 2.7 2.3 1.0 3.0
                             
Iowa 33,926 30,418 1,344 1,353 657 154 3.1 2.7 7.9 5.3 2.4 6.0
Kansas 29,702 23,569 2,321 2,655 739 418 2.1 1.8 3.1 3.0 1.3 3.0
Kentucky 41,390 36,044 4,213 710 417 6 2.9 2.6 4.8 4.0 2.2 3.0
Louisiana 35,622 19,589 14,346 718 682 287 6.8 4.7 9.4 8.5 3.1 6.6
Maine 14,093 13,397 274 116 216 90 3.6 3.5 4.5 4.4 2.8 8.9
                             
Maryland 58,304 30,269 20,581 3,842 3,426 186 3.0 2.3 3.9 4.1 1.1 5.3
Massachusetts 65,258 48,694 5,240 6,972 3,279 171 902 2.9 1.8 5.6 7.5 1.8 4.3 3.4
Michigan 112,084 85,642 19,219 3,538 2,812 873 3.8 2.6 7.9 5.6 1.6 6.4
Minnesota 59,729 49,455 3,969 1,997 3,407 901 1.9 1.2 4.7 5.0 1.9 8.5
Mississippi 24,505 12,079 11,837 313 239 37 0 4.2 3.2 5.2 3.2 1.9 3.9 0.0
                             
Missouri 62,969 49,938 10,111 1,591 1,058 271 4.3 3.1 9.6 4.9 2.2 5.0
Montana 10,077 8,844 65 190 115 863 5.0 4.1 7.5 8.3 3.5 12.3
Nebraska 19,501 16,275 1,054 1,617 328 227 2.4 1.7 6.0 4.7 1.7 5.5
Nevada 19,904 10,723 1,849 5,014 2,054 264 5.1 3.7 6.9 6.6 3.4 5.8
New Hampshire 14,757 13,892 359 192 276 38 1.7 1.7 6.0 2.1 0.7 3.1
                             
New Jersey 95,085 56,875 15,220 14,808 7,776 136 270 1.6 0.9 3.4 2.9 0.3 3.5 0.7
New Mexico 17,931 6,298 478 8,760 277 2,118 4.9 3.8 5.2 5.0 3.1 7.1
New York 180,594 105,632 30,441 29,529 14,346 646 4.2 2.0 7.6 7.1 2.5 6.7
North Carolina 84,847 52,487 24,103 5,067 2,088 1,102 5.3 4.6 6.0 7.3 2.1 7.7
North Dakota 7,232 6,507 138 89 75 423 2.5 1.7 5.5 5.2 1.0 8.7
                             
Ohio 119,883 100,117 15,630 2,113 1,835 188 4.2 2.8 9.9 7.8 1.7 7.6
Oklahoma 37,219 22,976 3,643 2,664 902 7,034 2.5 2.3 2.7 3.7 1.9 2.6
Oregon 34,022 26,558 826 4,250 1,695 693 3.4 2.9 6.1 5.1 2.4 6.4
Pennsylvania 130,242 103,712 16,424 6,509 3,428 169 2.3 1.6 4.6 5.9 1.5 3.4
Rhode Island 10,028 7,324 836 1,519 286 63 4.4 3.5 6.3 7.2 3.7 5.4
                             
South Carolina 38,933 22,453 14,541 1,227 605 107 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.9 1.4 6.3
South Dakota 8,123 7,192 141 137 99 554 1.8 1.2 0.8 3.5 0.8 6.2
Tennessee 60,368 43,360 14,221 1,762 916 109 3.2 2.0 6.4 3.9 1.7 2.7
Texas 264,275 112,016 35,982 104,854 10,462 961 3.2 1.5 5.0 4.2 1.0 2.2
Utah 30,358 25,801 344 2,707 1,086 420 3.3 2.6 5.3 6.7 2.8 7.4
                             
Vermont 7,209 6,822 99 61 150 39 38 2.6
Virginia 78,409 49,490 18,961 4,960 4,758 240 2.5 1.7 3.9 5.0 1.1 3.2
Washington 61,932 45,496 2,961 6,398 5,860 1,217 4.7 4.0 7.2 6.7 3.1 9.4
West Virginia 17,690 16,644 741 140 149 16 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.8 1.2 8.4
Wisconsin 65,410 53,987 4,920 3,122 2,533 848 2.3 1.3 8.0 5.2 2.0 4.9
Wyoming 5,493 4,815 65 414 69 130 1.1 0.7 2.7 2.7 0.3 4.5
                             
Bureau of Indian
   Education
                             
DoD, overseas
DoD, domestic
                             
Other jurisdictions                            
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Marianas
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands 940 6 833 97 1 3 7.4 8.3 7.2 9.2 0.0 12.5
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Data differ slightly from figures reported in other tables due to varying reporting practices for racial/ethnic survey data.
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), Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data, 2007-08 and 2008-09. (This table was prepared August 2011.)
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