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Public High School Dropouts and Completers from the Common Core of Data: School Years 1998-99 and 1999-2000
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Table 2.-Four-year high school completion rates, by state: School years 1999-2000 and 1998-99
State 1999-2000 1998-99
Number of Completers1 4-year completion rate2 Number of Completers1 4-year completion rate2
Total Total diploma Other comp-
leters
Total Total diploma Other com-
pleters
Total Total diploma Other completers Total Total diploma Other com-
pleters
United States
2,586,1953,4 2,546,701 39,4943,4 2,526,8904 2,487,200 39,6904
 
Alabama
40,354 37,819 2,535 79.8 74.8 5.0 40,624 36,991 3,633 78.9 71.8 7.1
Alaska
6,683 6,630 53 77.3 76.7 0.6 6,860 6,810 50 78.9 78.3 0.6
Arizona5
38,679 38,304 375 36,085 35,728 357 63.2 62.6 0.6
Arkansas
29,511 27,335 2,176 80.1 74.2 5.9 29,072 26,896 2,176 81.0 74.9 6.1
California
309,866 309,866 ? ? 299,277 299,277 ? ?
 
Colorado
39,064 38,924 140 37,764 36,958 806
Connecticut
31,470 31,437 33 86.5 86.4 0.1 28,319 28,278 41 83.7 83.6 0.1
Delaware
6,185 6,107 78 80.8 79.8 1.0 6,577 6,484 93 82.9 81.7 1.2
District of Columbia
2,916 2,695 221 2,805 2,675 130
Florida
110,492 106,498 3,994 105,815 102,414 3,401
 
Georgia
67,897 62,563 5,334 70.7 65.1 5.6 65,467 59,227 6,240 68.9 62.3 6.6
Hawaii
10,666 10,437 229 10,418 9,714 704
Idaho
16,207 16,170 37 15,747 15,716 31 74.7 74.5 0.1
Illinois
111,796 111,796 ? 75.4 75.4 ? 112,498 112,498 ? 75.8 75.8 ?
Indiana
59,821 58,941 880 59,472 58,962 510
 
Iowa
34,050 33,926 124 88.8 88.5 0.3 34,446 34,378 68 88.3 88.1 0.2
Kansas
29,102 29,102 ? ? 28,543 28,543 ? ?
Kentucky
36,775 36,775 37,273 37,127 146
Louisiana
39,390 38,430 960 62.6 61.1 1.5 39,122 37,802 1,320 61.5 59.4 2.1
Maine
12,015 11,999 16 86.2 86.1 0.1 11,706 11,691 15 86.4 86.3 0.1
 
Maryland
48,310 47,849 461 81.9 81.1 0.8 46,821 46,214 607 81.6 80.6 1.1
Massachusetts
52,877 52,877 ? 85.5 85.5 ? 51,465 51,465 ? 86.0 86.0 ?
Michigan4
90,445 89,986 459 94,451 94,125 326
Minnesota
57,363 57,363 ? 81.2 81.2 ? 56,964 56,964 ? 81.2 81.2 ?
Mississippi
26,324 24,232 2,092 76.4 70.4 6.1 26,284 24,198 2,086 76.4 70.3 6.1
 
Missouri
52,895 52,796 99 79.6 79.4 0.1 52,448 52,354 94 77.8 77.7 0.1
Montana
10,902 10,902 ? 82.4 82.4 ? 10,925 10,925 ? 82.0 82.0 ?
Nebraska
20,218 20,046 172 85.1 84.3 0.7 20,864 20,488 376 84.5 82.9 1.5
Nevada
15,390 14,551 839 70.2 66.4 3.8 14,495 13,892 603 66.9 64.1 2.8
New Hampshire
11,797 11,797 11,251 11,251
 
New Jersey
74,586 74,586 ? 86.7 86.7 ? 67,410 67,410 ? 85.2 85.2 ?
New Mexico
18,551 18,291 260 73.0 72.0 1.0 17,547 17,317 230 70.6 69.6 0.9
New York
147,284 141,731 5,553 143,461 139,366 4,095
North Carolina
62,844 62,140 704 60,819 60,081 738
North Dakota
8,606 8,606 ? 88.9 88.9 ? 8,388 8,388 ? 89.7 89.7 ?
 
Ohio
112,515 112,515 ? 80.4 80.4 ? 108,183 108,183 ? 80.5 80.5 ?
Oklahoma
37,629 37,629 ? 78.8 78.8 ? 36,496 36,496 ? 78.7 78.7 ?
Oregon
33,441 30,583 2,858 30,869 27,835 3,034
Pennsylvania
113,959 113,959 ? 84.1 84.1 ? 112,714 112,714 ? 84.0 84.0 ?
Rhode Island
8,495 8,477 18 80.8 80.6 0.2 8,193 8,179 14 81.8 81.7 0.1
 
South Carolina
33,918 31,617 2,301 33,770 31,495 2,275
South Dakota
9,278 9,278 ? 83.6 83.6 ? 8,757 8,757 ? 81.7 81.7 ?
Tennessee
45,825 41,568 4,257 78.8 71.5 7.3 44,597 40,823 3,774 78.5 71.8 6.6
Texas
212,925 212,925 ? ? 203,367 203,367 ? ?
Utah
32,822 32,510 312 81.4 80.6 0.8 31,782 31,587 195 80.1 79.6 0.5
 
Vermont
6,698 6,675 23 81.4 81.2 0.3 6,438 6,418 20 82.1 81.9 0.3
Virginia
67,458 65,596 1,862 81.8 79.5 2.3 65,345 63,875 1,470 81.5 79.7 1.8
Washington
55,418 55,418 57,908 57,908
West Virginia
19,449 19,437 12 82.6 82.5 0.1 19,908 19,889 19 83.2 83.2 0.1
Wisconsin
58,545 58,545 89.3 89.3 58,312 58,312 89.7 89.7
Wyoming
6,489 6,462 27 77.6 77.3 0.3 6,365 6,352 13 77.2 77.0 0.2
 
Outlying Areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas
2,642 2,642 2,403 2,403
DDESS: DoDs Domestic
560 560 570 570
Bureau of Indian Affairs
American Samoa
701 698 3 91.0 90.6 0.4 741 740 1 94.4 94.3 0.1
Guam
1,406 1,406 52.7 52.7 1,326 1,326 53.4 53.4
Northern Marianas
360 360 72.7 72.7 341 341 67.7 67.7
Puerto Rico
30,856 30,856 93.4 93.4 30,479 30,479 92.3 92.3
Virgin Islands
1,060 1,060 78.8 78.8 951 951 83.9 83.9
 
— Not available.
? Not applicable, state does not award this type of credential.
1 Includes regular and other diplomas as well as other completers but does not include high school equivalency.
2The 4-year 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 (see report text for further description).
3Michigan completer counts in 1999-2000 do not include the following districts: Detroit, Lansing, and Litchfield. These three districts accounted for less than 8 percent of all Michigan completers in the 1998-99 school year.
4Other Completers data are missing the following states: Kentucky (1999-2000 only), New Hampshire, Washington, and Wisconsin.
5Arizona completers data are are obtained from the 2000-01 State Nonfiscal Survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), Data File: Local Education Agency Universe Dropout File,School Year 1998-99 and 1999-2000, "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 1999-2000 and 2000-01 and "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

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