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Public High School Dropouts and Completers from the Common Core of Data: School Years 1991-92 through 1997-98
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Table 12a.—High school four-year completion rates,1 by race/ethnicity and state: School year 1997–98
State Race/ethnicity
American Indian/
Alaska Native
Asian/
Pacific Islander
Hispanic Black, non-
Hispanic
White, non-
Hispanic
Alabama
94.3 92.3 71.1 74.8 79.7
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
70.8 81.6 66.9 74.7 82.1
California
 
Colorado
Connecticut
84.0 89.3 60.6 71.1 88.5
Delaware
95.7 72.3 77.6 85.0
District of Columbia
Florida
 
Georgia
68.6 82.2 60.7 63.3 71.4
Hawaii
Idaho
54.0 79.0 51.6 65.3 75.1
Illinois
76.3 89.8 61.5 57.8 84.9
Indiana
 
Iowa
62.2 88.5 72.2 67.6 89.5
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana2
53.0 61.9 52.9 53.7 66.5
Maine
79.6 84.6 89.0 83.3 86.8
 
Maryland
74.5 94.2 79.7 70.5 85.9
Massachusetts
74.3 89.6 65.1 75.6 88.9
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
34.1 82.9 63.5 73.7 78.2
 
Missouri
76.3 85.3 71.1 60.1 80.0
Montana
Nebraska
45.0 80.6 58.7 56.3 86.8
Nevada
54.0 70.7 49.4 56.8 69.4
New Hampshire
 
New Jersey
New Mexico
64.3 78.7 62.8 62.4 77.9
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
53.7 87.3 76.3 73.6 92.1
 
Ohio
61.4 87.0 63.1 60.0 83.7
Oklahoma
79.4 84.5 63.2 68.9 80.2
Oregon
Pennsylvania
74.1 87.5 58.3 60.8 88.6
Rhode Island
55.6 84.9 64.2 70.0 83.8
 
South Carolina
South Dakota
30.6 83.3 72.8 67.1 88.1
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
60.3 72.5 53.8 50.4 83.6
 
Vermont
Virginia
72.9 87.8 69.2 73.9 84.0
Washington
West Virginia
82.1 95.1 95.9 77.8 84.1
Wisconsin
75.6 89.5 70.9 54.8 93.6
Wyoming
51.0 88.5 64.2 68.1 79.0
 
Outlying areas and DOD Dependents Schools
DOD Dependents Schools
American Samoa
95.9
Guam
100.0 50.8 37.5 26.3 39.4
Northern Marianas
71.1
Puerto Rico
91.5
Virgin Islands
72.6 78.8 70.0
 
— Data missing.
? Not applicable. There were no American Indian completers in the state for the 1997–98 school year.
1 Includes regular and other diplomas as well as other completers but does not include high school equivalency.
2 Effective with the 1995–96 school year, Louisiana changed its dropout data collection which increased the number of their dropouts. In calculating the completion rates, 1995–96 data were used in place of older data.
NOTE: Total completers by race/ethnicity are obtained from State Nonfiscal Survey. The completion rate by race/ethnicity is calculated by dividing the number of high school completers by the number of high school completers and dropouts in a specific race group. A state that reported completers but not by race/ethnicity would not have a high school completion rate by race/ethnicity. Other Completers is missing in the following states: Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, and Wisconsin. Caution should be used when interpreting results by race/ethnicity as some of the racial/ethnic group populations are quite small in some states. To see the percentage of individuals in each racial/ethnic group in the state see appendix tables A-6a–f.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "State Nonfiscal Survey, School Year 1998–99," and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 1998–99."

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