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Public High School Dropouts and Completers from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2000-01
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Table 3. Dropout rates for grades 9-12, by race/ethnicity and state: School year 2000-01
State Total Race/ethnicity
American Indian/
Alaska Native
Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic
Alabama1
4.1 2.6 2.5 5.5 4.0 4.2
Alaska1
8.2 12.7 8.6 11.0 11.4 6.3
Arizona
10.9 17.0 5.0 16.8 13.9 7.1
Arkansas
5.3 7.5 3.7 8.6 6.5 4.8
California
 
Colorado
Connecticut
3.0 3.7 1.8 7.0 5.3 2.0
Delaware
4.2 2.4 2.2 7.5 5.3 3.6
District of Columbia
Florida1
4.4 3.9 2.4 5.6 5.9 3.5
 
Georgia
7.2 6.2 3.7 9.4 9.4 5.7
Hawaii1
5.7 9.3 5.5 6.3 7.1 6.3
Idaho
5.6
Illinois1
6.0 6.4 2.7 10.4 12.9 3.5
Indiana
 
Iowa
2.7 10.4 2.3 9.1 7.3 2.3
Kansas
3.2 5.6 2.1 7.6 5.4 2.6
Kentucky
4.6 0.0 2.7 4.6 6.5 4.5
Louisiana
8.3 9.7 4.8 8.8 10.8 6.5
Maine
3.1 5.9 4.5 2.6 3.6 3.1
 
Maryland1
4.1 4.7 1.6 3.7 5.9 3.2
Massachusetts
3.4 3.2 3.9 7.9 6.0 2.6
Michigan
Minnesota
4.0 15.1 5.5 12.7 12.3 2.9
Mississippi
4.6 3.9 1.8 3.6 5.6 3.8
 
Missouri
4.2 5.4 2.6 7.4 6.2 3.9
Montana
4.2 11.0 3.6 8.5 5.2 3.5
Nebraska
4.0 13.9 3.8 12.2 10.9 2.9
Nevada
5.2 4.4 6.8 8.0 6.8 4.0
New Hampshire2
5.4 7.8 4.3 11.6 9.5 5.2
 
New Jersey1
2.8 12.0 1.0 5.6 5.7 1.6
New Mexico
5.3 5.9 2.4 6.7 5.3 3.6
New York1
3.8 6.5 2.9 7.2 6.3 2.1
North Carolina
6.3 11.7 4.6 10.6 7.6 5.4
North Dakota
2.2 10.0 3.2 3.2 3.9 1.5
 
Ohio
3.9 7.6 2.4 8.9 9.2 3.0
Oklahoma1
5.2 4.8 3.9 10.6 7.9 4.6
Oregon
5.3 8.4 4.4 11.5 11.7 4.5
Pennsylvania
3.6 5.7 2.9 8.9 7.4 2.7
Rhode Island
5.0 8.4 5.8 10.2 8.5 3.9
 
South Carolina
3.3 6.4 1.2 3.8 3.8 3.0
South Dakota
3.9 20.6 3.9 8.7 6.3 2.6
Tennessee1
4.3
Texas
4.2 5.0 2.2 6.1 5.4 2.5
Utah
3.7 8.3 4.9 9.0 7.9 3.2
 
Vermont1
4.7 7.0 2.5 7.5 7.0 4.7
Virginia
3.5 6.3 2.4 6.4 4.9 2.8
Washington
West Virginia
4.2 14.3 0.6 7.3 5.2 4.2
Wisconsin
2.3 5.7 2.4 6.5 9.8 1.4
Wyoming
6.4 14.1 5.4 11.6 16.9 5.8
Department of Defense (DoD) dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and outlying areas
DoD schools (overseas)
DoD schools (domestic)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
American Samoa
1.9 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Guam
11.4 10.0 11.3 13.6 4.3 6.9
Northern Marianas
6.1 0.0 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Puerto Rico1
1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
Virgin Islands
3.9 0.0 0.0 8.5 3.5 9.4
-Not available. These states do not report dropouts that are consistent with the NCES definition.
1These states reported on an alternative July through June cycle rather than the specified October through September cycle.
2New Hampshire is missing reported dropouts for 14 of their 76 school districts that operate high schools (16.3 percent of enrollment in the 76 school districts).
NOTE: 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 indivdiuals in each racial/ethnic group in the state, see appendix table A-1. American Samoa and Puerto Rico reported all of their students in one category of race/ethnicity.
SOURCE: Data are reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Dropout and Completion Data File: School Year 2000-01" Version 1a.

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