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Table E-25-1.   Averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR) in public schools, by race/ethnicity, sex, and state or jurisdiction: 2008–09

State or jurisdiction Total1   White   Black   Hispanic   Asian/Pacific Islander   American Indian/Alaska Native2
Total Male Female   Total Male Female   Total Male Female   Total Male Female   Total Male Female   Total Male Female
United States3,4,5 75.5 71.8 78.9   81.4 78.9 84.0   63.2 57.3 69.3   64.9 60.3 69.7   90.4 88.0 93.1   64.1 60.5 67.7
                                               
Alabama 69.9 65.4 74.7   74.5 71.5 77.7   62.2 55.0 69.6   63.0 57.9 69.0   90.2 87.2 93.5   84.7 80.3 89.3
Alaska5 72.6 65.1 71.0   75.2 72.4 78.3   56.3 52.1 60.6   89.4 83.0 96.5   63.7 64.1 63.3   51.8 48.2 55.6
Arizona 72.5 68.5 76.9   75.8 72.4 79.5   78.7 76.7 80.9   69.2 63.7 75.1   98.9 97.1 100.0   53.8 50.3 57.6
Arkansas 74.0 71.0 77.3   75.5 73.6 77.5   68.0 62.0 74.3   75.7 70.8 81.4   94.4 87.9 100.0   79.2 74.8 84.2
California5,6,7 71.0 66.2 74.9   80.8 77.5 84.2   57.7 52.6 62.9   61.6 56.2 67.2   87.1 84.6 89.8   65.8 59.5 72.3
                                               
Colorado 77.6 73.9 81.5   84.3 81.1 87.7   69.8 66.0 74.0   60.8 55.7 66.1   96.3 95.3 97.3   61.4 56.4 67.1
Connecticut 75.4 72.2 78.8   81.8 79.1 84.7   63.5 58.3 69.2   55.5 51.8 59.5   88.5 87.3 89.9   61.1 60.8 61.5
Delaware 73.7 69.9 77.8   79.0 76.2 82.1   66.8 60.8 72.9   61.3 57.8 64.8   91.8 90.6 92.9   81.6 60.0 100.0
District of Columbia 62.4 55.4 68.9   77.5 79.8 75.8   62.8 55.3 69.8   50.1 44.8 54.7   84.6 82.7 86.4   100.0 75.0 100.0
Florida 68.9 63.7 72.3   71.1 68.2 74.3   59.8 53.9 66.0   66.9 61.7 72.5   94.0 90.3 97.9   68.4 67.9 69.0
                                               
Georgia 67.8 62.9 72.6   73.0 70.0 76.3   61.2 54.0 68.8   56.6 52.8 60.6   94.1 92.4 95.7   76.1 78.4 73.9
Hawaii 75.3 73.7 77.1   70.5 70.0 71.0   75.3 76.3 74.3   71.0 71.3 70.6   76.7 74.7 79.1   77.0 64.5 85.3
Idaho 80.6 77.8 83.7   81.6 79.0 84.4   91.9 94.5 88.8   72.7 67.8 77.8   96.7 96.7 96.8   61.5 53.8 69.8
Illinois 77.7 74.3 81.2   85.7 83.7 87.8   60.8 54.2 67.4   68.8 63.6 74.2   92.9 91.7 94.2   70.6 70.6 70.6
Indiana 75.2 70.3 78.2   77.1 73.9 80.4   56.4 48.5 64.2   66.8 60.6 73.9   100.0 99.2 100.0   68.6 60.4 76.4
                                               
Iowa 85.7 83.1 88.5   87.4 85.2 89.7   71.5 66.6 76.9   68.7 61.3 76.6   98.1 92.4 100.0   63.6 58.2 68.6
Kansas 80.2 77.5 82.0   83.7 81.9 85.7   66.6 62.9 70.3   63.5 59.0 68.5   87.9 89.0 86.7   69.0 69.0 69.0
Kentucky 77.6 73.2 81.2   77.8 74.2 81.6   70.2 63.8 77.0   80.2 74.4 86.2   99.0 100.0 95.1   7.2 7.3 7.2
Louisiana 67.3 61.4 73.3   73.2 68.8 77.7   59.6 51.7 67.6   73.6 68.1 79.6   94.2 91.4 97.6   70.0 63.8 76.9
Maine4 79.9 77.8 82.2   79.4 77.2 81.8   90.4 90.7 90.0   77.1 74.1 80.8   100.0 100.0 100.0   87.8 94.7 80.4
                                               
Maryland 80.1 75.8 84.7   85.6 83.0 88.3   71.8 65.1 78.8   76.8 72.0 82.0   98.8 97.0 100.0   71.5 63.8 79.3
Massachusetts5 83.3 80.1 85.6   86.1 84.1 88.2   73.9 69.3 78.7   67.7 62.7 73.0   91.9 89.5 94.6   76.0 64.2 87.1
Michigan 75.3 71.6 79.2   80.9 78.1 84.0   58.5 51.8 65.2   61.2 56.3 66.6   94.5 92.0 97.2   64.7 62.6 67.0
Minnesota 87.4 85.2 89.8   91.4 89.4 93.5   69.1 65.6 73.0   63.9 60.3 67.9   90.4 88.1 93.1   56.7 54.1 59.2
Mississippi5 62.0 56.5 67.6   65.3 61.5 69.5   58.6 51.1 65.7   67.7 64.8 71.1   79.3 75.0 84.3   49.3 42.1 54.4
                                               
Missouri 83.1 81.0 85.3   85.7 84.4 87.0   71.3 65.8 77.1   80.3 76.6 84.5   100.0 100.0 100.0   83.4 81.9 84.6
Montana 82.0 80.5 83.5   84.5 83.2 86.0   73.9 78.5 69.4   76.6 71.1 83.6   92.0 85.3 98.4   63.1 61.3 64.9
Nebraska 82.9 79.9 86.2   88.0 85.9 90.3   56.7 49.0 64.6   66.9 60.2 74.0   92.4 90.3 95.0   56.3 50.2 62.3
Nevada6,8 56.3 53.5 59.7   63.3 60.0 66.9   45.0 42.0 48.3   45.3 42.3 48.7   80.2 79.2 81.3   44.8 43.7 46.1
New Hampshire 84.3 82.4 86.3   84.2 82.3 86.2   100.0 100.0 100.0   41.6 39.0 44.5   100.0 100.0 100.0   77.6 81.6 73.5
                                               
New Jersey5 85.3 84.2 85.5   89.1 88.9 89.2   75.9 74.4 77.3   76.1 74.5 77.9   95.6 95.0 96.2   70.5 57.9 87.4
New Mexico 64.8 61.3 68.5   72.4 69.2 75.9   67.4 62.5 72.9   60.7 57.4 64.2   93.3 93.7 92.8   59.9 54.2 65.5
New York 73.5 70.8 76.7   85.1 83.2 87.1   58.1 53.8 62.5   57.4 53.4 61.6   88.4 84.0 93.4   60.6 56.5 64.4
North Carolina 75.1 69.7 78.4   79.3 76.3 82.6   65.0 58.3 72.0   66.5 62.4 71.1   93.3 93.4 93.2   67.2 64.0 70.5
North Dakota 87.4 86.0 89.0   91.1 89.8 92.4   100.0 100.0 100.0   72.4 68.9 77.3   93.8 93.2 94.4   52.4 49.2 55.5
                                               
Ohio 79.6 77.1 82.1   84.9 83.1 86.9   56.8 52.4 61.6   66.0 60.7 72.0   98.7 95.5 100.0   83.9 74.4 93.6
Oklahoma 77.3 75.2 79.6   79.0 77.3 80.9   68.7 63.9 73.9   73.7 69.7 78.1   100.0 100.0 100.0   75.5 74.2 76.8
Oregon 76.5 73.2 79.3   77.4 74.9 80.1   61.1 59.0 63.4   70.7 65.4 76.4   89.8 86.7 93.1   62.3 58.1 66.9
Pennsylvania 80.5 77.3 83.5   84.4 82.0 86.9   64.0 58.3 69.9   65.3 60.4 70.7   99.3 97.1 100.0   72.5 66.9 79.2
Rhode Island 75.3 71.4 79.4   77.8 75.0 80.9   70.5 65.4 76.1   67.2 59.8 74.8   75.7 70.2 80.8   75.9 67.4 85.1
                                               
South Carolina 66.0 60.1 72.7   71.6 67.3 76.2   58.9 49.9 68.2   64.0 60.9 67.4   90.3 84.0 97.1   62.9 57.4 69.0
South Dakota 81.7 78.7 84.9   85.1 82.1 88.3   85.5 79.9 92.7   66.5 63.3 69.9   99.0 91.2 100.0   54.4 52.9 56.0
Tennessee 77.4 74.0 81.1   79.4 77.5 81.4   71.4 63.9 79.1   74.3 67.9 81.6   97.8 92.3 100.0   83.2 78.1 88.1
Texas 75.4 72.7 78.4   82.7 80.9 84.7   68.0 64.2 72.0   69.6 66.4 73.1   100.0 99.4 100.0   81.9 77.2 86.6
Utah 79.4 76.2 82.3   81.7 79.1 84.4   70.3 60.1 80.8   61.2 56.6 66.2   91.3 88.7 94.2   62.9 55.0 69.4
                                               
Vermont5,9 89.6 87.3 91.7   89.1 86.9 90.9   84.6 75.3 100.0   81.3 96.1 97.7   100.0 100.0 100.0   83.0 83.6 87.1
Virginia 78.4 73.7 82.9   82.3 79.1 85.8   67.2 59.8 74.7   71.8 65.4 78.9   99.4 97.5 100.0   79.7 81.7 77.6
Washington 73.7 69.1 77.8   75.3 71.2 79.7   60.7 56.6 64.9   63.1 58.0 68.6   87.6 84.3 91.1   51.3 46.9 55.7
West Virginia 77.0 74.1 80.1   77.0 74.2 80.0   70.2 64.6 76.7   88.1 83.1 92.7   100.0 100.0 100.0   57.1 55.2 58.4
Wisconsin 90.7 88.2 93.4   95.0 93.2 97.0   65.3 58.2 72.7   77.3 73.3 81.6   99.5 96.4 100.0   74.1 71.6 76.5
Wyoming 75.2 71.5 79.2   77.1 73.8 80.7   65.0 59.3 72.2   69.6 60.3 80.7   87.3 94.2 80.2   45.0 46.9 42.3
1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
2 The rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives excludes students served in schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
3 The United States total includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
4 Maine reported 1,169 diplomas that were awarded to students attending private high schools that received a majority of their funding from public sources. These 1,169 diplomas were excluded from Maine's and the United State's AFGR calculations as the students were not reported in enrollment for prior years. These 1,169 diplomas were prorated out of the diploma counts used in the calculation of the AFGR by race/ethnicity and sex.
5 Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Vermont reported students in seven race categories for 2008–09, rather than five. For these states the reported Asian and Pacific Islander categories were combined for this table. The "two or more races" category was excluded from the detail for these states but included in the total.
6 Due to item nonresponse, data for California and Nevada were imputed based on prior year reported data.
7 Due to item nonresponse at the school district level, sex distributions within race for California were taken from prior year reported data.
8 Due to item nonresponse at the school district level, sex distributions in Nevada were based on the sex distribution of the 12th-graders enrolled in the graduation year. Because Nevada was unable to report enrollment data by race/ethnicity for 2004–05, the year required for 8th-grade enrollment in the AFGR calculations, race/ethnicity and sex distributions for the 8th-grade enrollment were imputed by averaging the reported data for 2003–04 and 2005–06 and then adjusting them to the 2004–05 reported grade total.
9 Due to item nonresponse, specifically the lack of race/ethnicity and sex data for diplomas for several years, race/ethnicity and sex distributions were taken from the reported 12th-grade enrollments and applied to the reported diploma total for Vermont.
NOTE: AFGR is an estimate of the percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in 4 years. For 2008–09, it equals the total number of diploma recipients in 2008–09 divided by the average membership of the 8th-grade class in 2004–05, the 9th-grade class in 2005–06, and the 10th-grade class in 2006–07. Ungraded students were allocated to individual grades proportional to each state's enrollment in those grades. Due to the time lapse between the reporting of enrollments and graduates, calculated rates may exceed 100 percent. For the purpose of reporting, these rates have been top coded to 100 percent. Data in this table may differ from previously released tables due to the imputation of sex detail and missing race/ethnicity detail. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), State Dropout and Completer Data File: School year 2007–08, version 1b; School year 2008–09, version 1a State Non-Fiscal Data File: School Year 2003–04, version 1b; 2004–05, version 1f; 2005–06 version 1b; 2006–07, version 1c LEA Dropout and Completer Data File (Restricted-Use): School year 2008–09, version 1a School File: School year 2003–04, version 1a; 2004–05, version 1b; 2005–06, version 1a; 2006–07, version 1c; 2008–09, version 1b.
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