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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 9a.—Number and rate of high school completers, by state: School year 1997–98
State Completers1 Four-year completion rate2
Total Diploma Percent
diplomas
Other
completer
Percent other
completers
Total Diploma Other
completer
United States
2,475,938 2,443,283 98.7 332,655 1.3
 
Alabama
41,801 38,089 91.1 3,712 8.9 78.3 71.3 6.9
Alaska
6,494 6,462 99.5 32 0.5
Arizona
36,534 36,361 99.5 173 0.5 65.3 64.9 0.3
Arkansas
28,959 26,855 92.7 2,104 7.3 81.2 75.3 5.9
California
282,536 282,536 100.0 ? ? ?
 
Colorado
36,356 35,794 98.5 562 1.5
Connecticut
27,988 27,885 99.6 103 0.4 83.2 82.8 0.3
Delaware
6,170 6,099 98.8 71 1.2 81.9 81.0 0.9
District of Columbia
2,905 2,777 95.6 128 4.4
Florida
101,387 98,623 97.3 2,764 2.7
 
Georgia
64,259 58,396 90.9 5,863 9.1 68.3 62.1 6.2
Hawaii
10,369 9,670 93.3 699 6.7
Idaho
15,587 15,523 99.6 64 0.4 73.2 72.9 0.3
Illinois
114,263 114,263 100.0 ? ? 76.9 76.9 ?
Indiana
59,436 58,944 99.2 492 0.8
 
Iowa
34,212 34,126 99.7 86 0.3 88.0 87.7 0.2
Kansas
27,856 27,856 100.0 ? ? ?
Kentucky
37,222 37,222
Louisiana
39,074 38,030 97.3 1,044 2.7 60.4 58.8 1.6
Maine
11,974 11,950 99.8 24 0.2 86.5 86.3 0.2
 
Maryland
45,511 45,033 98.9 478 1.1 80.6 79.8 0.8
Massachusetts
49,976 49,976 100.0 ? ? 85.6 85.6 ?
Michigan
90,590 90,341 99.7 249 0.3
Minnesota
54,494 54,494 100.0 ? ? 80.3 80.3 ?
Mississippi
26,463 24,502 92.6 1,961 7.4 76.0 70.4 5.6
 
Missouri
52,024 51,921 99.8 103 0.2 76.9 76.7 0.2
Montana
10,656 10,656 100.0 ? ? ?
Nebraska
19,611 19,529 99.6 82 0.4 83.2 82.9 0.3
Nevada
13,380 13,052 97.5 328 2.5 64.5 62.9 1.6
New Hampshire
10,728 10,728
 
New Jersey
64,981 64,981 84.6 84.6
New Mexico
16,732 16,529 98.8 203 1.2 69.0 68.1 0.8
New York
138,579 138,531 100.0 48 0.0
North Carolina
60,146 59,292 98.6 854 1.4
North Dakota
8,222 8,222 100.0 ? ? 89.5 89.5 ?
 
Ohio
106,472 106,472 100.0 ? ? 79.5 79.5 ?
Oklahoma
35,200 35,200 100.0 ? ? 78.3 78.3 ?
Oregon
30,871 27,835 90.2 3,036 9.8
Pennsylvania
110,919 110,919 100.0 ? ? 83.8 83.8 ?
Rhode Island
8,075 8,074 100.0 1 0.0 80.9 80.9 0.0
 
South Carolina
34,025 31,951 93.9 2,074 6.1
South Dakota
9,164 9,140 99.7 24 0.3 81.3 81.1 0.2
Tennessee
61,674 57,237 92.8 4,437 7.2 83.5 77.5 6.0
Texas
197,184 197,184 100.0 ? ? ?
Utah
31,575 31,422 99.5 153 0.5 81.3 80.9 0.4
 
Vermont
6,469 6,469 81.8 81.8
Virginia
63,387 62,738 99.0 649 1.0 81.1 80.3 0.8
Washington
49,241 49,241
West Virginia
20,137 20,130 100.0 7 0.0 83.9 83.9 0.0
Wisconsin
57,607 57,607 89.8 89.8
Wyoming
6,463 6,416 99.3 47 0.7 77.3 76.8 0.6
 
Outlying areas and DOD Dependents Schools
DOD Dependents Schools
2,360 2,360
American Samoa
676 665 98.4 11 1.6 95.9 94.3 1.6
Guam
1,209 1,209 54.5 54.5
Northern Marianas
374 374 71.1 71.1
Puerto Rico
29,891 29,891 91.5 91.5
Virgin Islands
1,069 1,069 78.3 78.3
 
— Data missing.
? Not applicable.
1 Includes regular and other diplomas as well as other completers but does not include high school equivalency.
2 The completion rate is calculated by dividing the number of high school completers in a given year by the number of high school completers in that year and dropouts over a 4-year period. A state that reported completers but not dropouts would not have a high school completion rate.
3 Total Other Completers is missing in the following states: Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
NOTE: Percentages less than 0.05 are rounded to 0.0.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout Data and Completion File: School Years 1991–92 through 1996–97", "Local Education Agency Universe Dropout File: School Year 1997–98," and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 1998–99."

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