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Table 123. Public high school graduates, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1980-81 through 2010-11
State or jurisdiction 1980-81 1989-90 1999-2000 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Projected
2010-11
graduates
Percent
change,
1999-2000 to
2010-11
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 2,725,285 2,320,337 1  2,553,844 2,753,438 1  2,799,250 2,815,544 1  2,893,045 3,001,337   3,039,015 1  3,128,022 3,103,540 21.5
Alabama 44,894 40,485   37,819 36,464   37,453 37,918   38,912 41,346   42,082   43,166 44,520 17.7
Alaska 5,343 5,386   6,615 7,236   6,909 7,361   7,666 7,855   8,008   8,245 7,720 16.7
Arizona 28,416 32,103   38,304 45,508   59,498 54,091   55,954 61,667   62,374   61,145 66,490 73.6
Arkansas 29,577 26,475   27,335 27,181   26,621 28,790   27,166 28,725   28,057   28,276 28,440 4.0
California 242,172 236,291   309,866 343,480   355,217 343,515   356,641 374,561   372,310 2 404,987 386,220 24.6
                                   
Colorado 35,897 32,967   38,924 44,777   44,532 44,424   45,628 46,082   47,459   49,321 51,820 33.1
Connecticut 38,369 27,878   31,562 34,573   35,515 36,222   37,541 38,419   34,968   34,495 38,450 21.8
Delaware 7,349 5,550   6,108 6,951   6,934 7,275   7,205 7,388   7,839   8,133 8,190 34.1
District of Columbia3 4,848 3,626   2,695 3,031   2,781 3,150 4 2,944 3,352   3,517   3,602 3,260 21.0
Florida 88,755 88,934   106,708 131,418   133,318 134,686   142,284 149,046   153,461   156,130 163,620 53.3
                                   
Georgia 62,963 56,605   62,563 68,550   70,834 73,498   77,829 83,505   88,003   91,561 92,160 47.3
Hawaii 11,472 10,325   10,437 10,324   10,813 10,922   11,063 11,613   11,508   10,998 11,070 6.1
Idaho 12,679 11,971   16,170 15,547   15,768 16,096   16,242 16,567   16,807   17,793 17,390 7.5
Illinois 136,795 108,119   111,835 124,763   123,615 126,817   130,220 135,143   131,670   139,035 132,670 18.6
Indiana 73,381 60,012   57,012 56,008   55,444 57,920   59,887 61,901   63,663   64,551 65,460 14.8
                                   
Iowa 42,635 31,796   33,926 34,339   33,547 33,693   34,127 34,573   33,926   34,462 33,710 -0.6
Kansas 29,397 25,367   29,102 30,155   30,355 29,818   30,139 30,737   30,368   31,642 31,320 7.6
Kentucky 41,714 38,005   36,830 37,787   38,399 38,449   39,099 39,339   41,851   42,664 41,930 13.8
Louisiana 46,199 36,053   38,430 37,019   36,009 33,275   34,274 34,401   35,622   36,573 34,450 -10.4
Maine 15,554 13,839   12,211 13,278   13,077 12,950   13,151 14,350 5 14,093 5 14,069 14,030 14.9
                                   
Maryland 54,050 41,566   47,849 52,870   54,170 55,536   57,564 59,171   58,304   59,078 57,900 21.0
Massachusetts 74,831 55,941 6 52,950 58,326   59,665 61,272   63,903 65,197   65,258   64,462 63,820 20.5
Michigan 124,372 93,807   97,679 98,823   101,582 102,582   111,838 115,183   112,742   110,682 110,300 12.9
Minnesota 64,166 49,087   57,372 59,096   58,391 58,898   59,497 60,409   59,729   59,667 59,720 4.1
Mississippi 28,083 25,182   24,232 23,735   23,523 23,848   24,186 24,795   24,505   25,478 26,930 11.1
                                   
Missouri 60,359 48,957   52,848 57,983   57,841 58,417   60,275 61,717   62,969   63,994 62,470 18.2
Montana 11,634 9,370   10,903 10,500   10,335 10,283   10,122 10,396   10,077   10,075 9,690 -11.1
Nebraska 21,411 17,664   20,149 20,309   19,940 19,764   19,873 20,035   19,501   19,370 19,620 -2.6
Nevada 9,069 9,477   14,551 15,201   15,740 16,455   17,149 18,815   19,904 2 20,956 24,990 71.7
New Hampshire 11,552 10,766   11,829 13,309   13,775 13,988   14,452 14,982   14,757   15,034 14,300 20.9
                                   
New Jersey 93,168 69,824   74,420 83,826   86,502 90,049   93,013 94,994   95,085   96,225 95,200 27.9
New Mexico 17,915 14,884   18,031 17,892   17,353 17,822   16,131 18,264   17,931   18,595 19,080 5.8
New York 198,465 143,318   141,731 142,526 7 153,203 161,817   168,333 176,310   180,917   183,826 185,930 31.2
North Carolina 69,395 64,782   62,140 72,126   75,010 76,710   76,031 83,307   86,712   88,704 87,370 40.6
North Dakota 9,924 7,690   8,606 7,888   7,555 7,192   7,159 6,999   7,232   7,155 7,110 -17.4
                                   
Ohio 143,503 114,513   111,668 119,029   116,702 117,356   117,658 120,758   122,203   123,437 108,010 -3.3
Oklahoma 38,875 35,606   37,646 36,799   36,227 36,497   37,100 37,630   37,219   38,503 38,120 1.3
Oregon 28,729 25,473   30,151 32,958   32,602 32,394   33,446 34,949   35,138   34,671 35,410 17.4
Pennsylvania 144,645 110,527   113,959 123,474   124,758 127,830 4 128,603 130,298   130,658   131,182 132,100 15.9
Rhode Island 10,719 7,825   8,477 9,258   9,881 10,108   10,384 10,347   10,028   9,908 9,880 16.6
                                   
South Carolina 38,347 32,483   31,617 33,235   33,439 34,970 4 35,108 35,303   39,114   40,438 39,880 26.1
South Dakota 10,385 7,650   9,278 9,001   8,585 8,589   8,346 8,582   8,123   8,162 8,550 -7.8
Tennessee 50,648 46,094   41,568 46,096   47,967 50,880   54,502 57,486   60,368   62,408 62,520 50.4
Texas 171,665 172,480   212,925 244,165   239,717 240,485   241,193 252,121   264,275   280,894 279,970 31.5
Utah 19,886 21,196   32,501 30,252   30,253 29,050   28,276 28,167   30,463   31,481 30,340 -6.6
                                   
Vermont 6,424 6,127   6,675 7,100   7,152 6,779   7,317 7,392   7,209   7,199 6,790 1.7
Virginia 67,126 60,605   65,596 72,042   73,667 69,597   73,997 77,369   79,651   81,511 81,600 24.4
Washington 50,046 45,941   57,597 61,274   61,094 60,213   62,801 61,625   62,764   66,046 66,580 15.6
West Virginia 23,580 21,854   19,437 17,339   17,137 16,763   17,407 17,489   17,690   17,651 17,300 -11.0
Wisconsin 67,743 52,038   58,545 62,784 7 63,229 63,003   63,968 65,183   65,410   64,687 63,600 8.6
Wyoming 6,161 5,823   6,462 5,833   5,616 5,527   5,441 5,494   5,493   5,695 5,570 -13.8
                                   
Bureau of Indian                                  
Education          
                                   
DoD, overseas   2,642 2,766        
DoD, domestic   560 584        
                                   
Other jurisdictions                                  
American Samoa 703   698 852   905 879   954    
Guam 1,033   1,406 1,346   1,179      
Northern Marianas 227   360 575   614 670   643    
Puerto Rico 29,049   30,856 30,083   29,071 31,896   31,718 30,016   29,286   25,514
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,260   1,060 816   940   820 820   940   958
—Not available.
1 U.S. total includes estimates for nonreporting states.
2 Estimated high school graduates from NCES 2011-312, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008–09.
3 Beginning in 1989-90, graduates from adult programs are excluded.
4 Projected data 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 Projected data from NCES 91-490, Projections of Education Statistics to 2002.
7 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: Data include regular diploma recipients, but exclude students receiving a certificate of attendance and persons receiving high school equivalency certificates. DoD = Department of Defense. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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," 1981-82 through 2005-06; "State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2005-06 through 2009-10; Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data, 2007-08 and 2008-09; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. (This table was prepared October 2012.)
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