Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 211. Graduation rates of previous year's 12th-graders and college attendance rates of those who graduated, by selected high school characteristics: 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08
Selected high school characteristic For 1998-99 school year College attendance rate of 1998–99 graduates in 1999–2000 For 2002-03 school year College attendance rate of 2002-03 graduates in 2003-04 For 2006-07 school year College attendance rate of 2006-07 graduates in 2007-08 at 4-year institutions
Number of high schools with 12th-graders Graduation rate of 12th-graders1 Total 4-year institutions 2-year institutions Number of high schools with 12th-graders Graduation rate of 12th-graders1 Total 4-year institutions 2-year institutions Number of high schools with 12th-graders Graduation rate of 12th-graders1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Public high schools 20,000 (230) 87.7 (0.67) 57.4 (0.50) 35.4 (0.43) 22.0 (0.34) 22,500 (400) 85.5 (0.77) 61.8 (0.94) 35.0 (0.61) 26.7 (0.58) 24,100 (540) 81.2 (1.34) 39.5 (0.91)
                                                     
Percent of students who are
   Black, Hispanic, Asian,
   Pacific Islander, American
   Indian/Alaska Native, or
   two or more races
                                                   
Less than 5 percent 6,400 (170) 94.2 (0.79) 63.2 (0.73) 41.3 (0.67) 21.9 (0.59) 6,100 (220) 95.4 (0.41) 68.8 (0.87) 42.6 (0.96) 26.3 (0.64) 5,200 (270) 90.7 (1.23) 46.8 (1.54)
5 to 19 percent 4,800 (180) 89.1 (1.13) 58.7 (1.11) 36.6 (0.88) 22.1 (0.69) 5,200 (270) 87.8 (1.81) 63.9 (2.41) 38.0 (1.77) 26.0 (1.10) 5,400 (320) 89.9 (1.53) 48.4 (2.06)
20 to 49 percent 4,000 (170) 81.7 (2.02) 54.0 (1.16) 32.5 (0.92) 21.5 (0.70) 4,700 (180) 84.8 (1.68) 61.4 (1.44) 34.1 (1.27) 27.3 (0.94) 6,200 (440) 77.2 (2.85) 35.0 (1.89)
50 percent or more 4,800 (150) 82.5 (1.26) 51.1 (0.96) 28.7 (0.89) 22.3 (0.69) 6,500 (280) 74.8 (2.34) 53.2 (2.52) 25.8 (1.43) 27.4 (1.54) 7,300 (430) 71.4 (2.76) 30.8 (2.00)
                                                     
Percent of students approved
   for free or reduced-price
   lunch
                                                   
School does not participate 2,400 (130) 80.1 (2.15) 49.7 (2.32) 30.0 (1.75) 19.7 (1.49) 2,400 (230) 71.2 (2.41) 51.4 (2.83) 23.2 (2.26) 28.1 (1.81) 2,800 (320) 66.7 (3.78) 25.4 (4.12)
0 to 25 percent 8,600 (180) 92.2 (0.55) 65.1 (0.74) 42.6 (0.67) 22.5 (0.44) 6,800 (230) 92.9 (0.59) 73.6 (0.59) 46.9 (0.78) 26.7 (0.65) 6,700 (360) 91.1 (1.24) 52.1 (1.63)
26 to 50 percent 4,800 (160) 87.3 (1.49) 57.5 (0.92) 33.4 (0.81) 24.1 (0.63) 6,700 (220) 89.4 (1.19) 64.2 (0.96) 36.7 (1.08) 27.5 (0.74) 7,300 (350) 86.7 (1.54) 41.5 (1.44)
51 to 75 percent 2,300 (140) 85.9 (2.81) 48.0 (2.18) 29.1 (1.57) 18.9 (0.92) 4,000 (270) 83.8 (2.25) 55.3 (2.76) 27.3 (1.58) 28.1 (1.58) 4,100 (290) 79.0 (3.56) 33.2 (1.91)
76 to 100 percent 2,000 (100) 79.4 (2.35) 43.0 (1.91) 22.2 (1.35) 20.7 (1.61) 2,600 (260) 72.0 (4.90) 42.3 (4.49) 20.7 (2.79) 21.6 (2.22) 3,300 (360) 63.7 (5.55) 26.0 (2.93)
                                                     
School locale                                                    
City (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 4,500 (240) 77.1 (1.80) 59.5 (2.00) 32.5 (1.61) 27.0 (1.28) 4,800 (300) 71.6 (2.81) 36.1 (2.73)
Suburb (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 4,800 (200) 83.6 (1.40) 67.4 (1.39) 40.3 (1.11) 27.1 (1.01) 5,400 (360) 80.8 (3.25) 41.2 (2.35)
Town (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 3,700 (200) 82.6 (3.24) 57.7 (1.94) 31.1 (1.65) 26.6 (0.97) 3,900 (310) 80.2 (2.61) 35.2 (2.28)
Rural (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 9,500 (390) 91.6 (0.97) 61.6 (1.92) 35.2 (1.28) 26.5 (0.99) 10,000 (460) 86.4 (1.70) 41.9 (1.47)
                                                     
                                                     
Private high schools 7,600 (240) 97.4 (0.55) 71.6 (1.90) 55.6 (1.74) 16.1 (1.00) 8,200 (260) 94.2 (0.86) 76.6 (1.58) 56.2 (1.77) 20.3 (1.30) 8,900 (280) 93.8 (0.91) 66.5 (1.57)
                                                     
Percent of students who are
   Black, Hispanic, Asian,
   Pacific Islander, American
   Indian/Alaska Native, or
   two or more races
                                                   
Less than 5 percent 2,700 (150) 95.5 (1.53) 67.9 (3.17) 53.3 (2.85) 14.7 (1.61) 2,500 (180) 95.6 (1.59) 73.2 (3.03) 54.4 (3.31) 18.7 (2.14) 2,100 (160) 96.4 (1.19) 68.2 (3.81)
5 to 19 percent 2,500 (130) 99.1 (0.44) 82.3 (1.68) 63.6 (2.37) 18.7 (2.01) 2,900 (170) 95.2 (1.40) 84.7 (1.82) 64.2 (2.71) 20.5 (2.10) 3,500 (200) 95.6 (1.60) 70.3 (2.24)
20 to 49 percent 1,400 (100) 98.5 (0.59) 70.5 (3.90) 55.3 (3.29) 15.2 (2.24) 1,700 (140) 90.8 (2.36) 75.8 (4.16) 56.7 (3.70) 19.1 (2.52) 2,000 (190) 91.5 (2.13) 58.7 (3.39)
50 percent or more 1,000 (110) 97.0 (1.53) 55.9 (6.56) 41.6 (5.34) 14.3 (2.28) 1,100 (140) 93.6 (1.97) 63.7 (6.03) 38.3 (4.52) 25.4 (4.47) 1,400 (130) 88.6 (2.71) 65.3 (3.37)
                                                     
Percent of students approved
   for free or reduced-price
   lunch
                                                   
School does not participate 6,700 (230) 97.9 (0.47) 73.8 (1.73) 57.0 (1.74) 16.8 (1.03) 7,100 (250) 95.3 (0.86) 76.7 (1.76) 56.2 (2.00) 20.5 (1.51) 7,300 (280) 95.7 (0.66) 68.3 (1.77)
0 to 25 percent 700 (70) 98.8 (0.74) 64.9 (6.49) 53.8 (5.69) 11.0 (1.40) 600 (80) 95.0 (3.62) 84.7 (4.28) 66.2 (4.35) 18.5 (2.39) 700 (100) 91.4 (7.18) 73.2 (4.64)
26 to 100 percent (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 400 (80) 75.1 (7.62) 59.1 (8.13) 38.9 (6.70) 20.2 (4.34) 1,000 (130) 80.8 (4.70) 46.7 (6.86)
                                                     
School locale                                                    
City (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 3,100 (170) 94.4 (1.52) 71.8 (2.62)
Suburb (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 2,800 (180) 93.0 (1.52) 67.0 (2.99)
Town (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 1,000 (150) 95.7 (2.12) 63.8 (5.02)
Rural (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 2,000 (190) 92.9 (2.88) 58.9 (3.54)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or more.
1 Includes only students who were enrolled in 12th grade in fall of the school year and graduated with a diploma by the end of the following summer.
NOTE: Data are based on a sample survey and may not be strictly comparable with data reported elsewhere. Includes all schools, including combined schools, with students enrolled in the 12th grade. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Questionnaire," 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08; "Private School Questionnaire," 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08; and "Charter School Questionnaire," 1999-2000. (This table was prepared October 2009.)

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