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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 6. Four-year high school completion rates, by state: School years 1994-95 through 2000-01
State 2000-01 1999-2000 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95
Alabama
80.0 79.8 78.9 78.3 76.8
Alaska
75.2 77.3 78.9
Arizona1
68.3 63.2 65.3 62.5 61.4 62.0
Arkansas
79.1 80.1 81.0 81.2 80.0 80.7 80.4
California
 
Colorado
Connecticut
86.6 86.5 83.7 83.2 81.8 81.4
Delaware
81.6 80.8 82.9 81.9 80.4 81.3
District of Columbia
60.9
Florida
 
Georgia
71.1 70.7 68.9 68.3 67.6
Hawaii
77.7
Idaho1
76.9 74.7 73.2 72.4
Illinois
75.8 75.4 75.8 76.9 76.1
Indiana
 
Iowa
89.2 88.8 88.3 88.0 87.1
Kansas
Kentucky
79.9
Louisiana2
65.0 62.6 61.5 60.4 60.7
Maine
86.5 86.2 86.4 86.5 86.4
 
Maryland
83.2 81.9 81.6 80.6 80.4
Massachusetts
86.3 85.5 86.0 85.6 85.8 84.6 85.3
Michigan
Minnesota
82.5 81.2 81.2 80.3
Mississippi
77.3 76.4 76.4 76.0 75.5 75.5 77.9
 
Missouri
81.0 79.6 77.8 76.9 74.8 74.7 75.3
Montana
82.1 82.4 82.0
Nebraska
83.9 85.1 84.5 83.2 83.0 84.6 84.5
Nevada
73.5 70.2 66.9 64.5 64.4 64.1 64.1
New Hampshire
 
New Jersey
88.0 86.7 85.2 84.6 85.2
New Mexico
74.4 73.0 70.6 69.0 68.6 68.8 70.0
New York
81.6
North Carolina
North Dakota
90.1 88.9 89.7 89.5 89.9 90.6
 
Ohio
81.0 80.4 80.5 79.5 79.4
Oklahoma
79.2 78.8 78.7 78.3 78.6
Oregon
76.4 74.2 75.6
Pennsylvania
84.0 84.1 84.0 83.8 84.2 84.2 84.2
Rhode Island
79.8 80.8 81.8 80.9 80.7 81.6 80.8
 
South Carolina
South Dakota
84.6 83.6 81.7 81.3 81.9
Tennessee
79.5 78.8 78.5 83.5 78.3
Texas
Utah
82.6 81.4 80.1 81.3 83.7
 
Vermont
81.9 81.4 82.1 81.8 82.0
Virginia
83.8 81.8 81.5 81.1 81.6
Washington
West Virginia
83.4 82.6 83.2 83.9 83.3
Wisconsin
90.0 89.3 89.7 89.8 89.0
Wyoming
76.5 77.6 77.2 77.3 76.8
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
90.0 91.0 94.4 95.9 96.4 94.8 94.4
Guam
51.2 52.7 53.4 54.5 46.5 45.8 64.3
Northern Marianas
64.5 72.7 67.7 71.1
Puerto Rico
94.6 93.4 92.3 91.5 94.7 93.6
Virgin Islands
72.3 78.8 83.9 78.3 78.8 76.6 85.9
—Not available.
1Values for 1 year of the 2000-01 4-year completion rate denominator are imputed. See the Technical Notes for more details.
2Effective with the 1995-96 school year, Louisiana changed its dropout data collection, which increased the number of dropouts. In calculating the completion rates, 1995-96 data were used in place of older data.
NOTE: High school completers includes regular and other diplomas as well as other completers, but does not include high school equivalencies (e.g., GED). 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. Other completer data are missing in the following states: Wisconsin and Wyoming.
SOURCE: Data are reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Data File: School Years 1991-92 through 1996-97" Version 1a and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Data File" School Years 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Versions 1b, and 2000-01 Version 1a.

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