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Table 3. Public high school Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), by year and state or jurisdiction: School years 200203 through 200910
 
State or jurisdiction AFGR1
2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Reporting states2 73.9 75.0 74.7 73.2 73.9 74.7 75.5 3 78.2
Alabama 64.7 65.0 65.9 66.2 67.1 69.0 69.9 71.8
Alaska 68.0 67.2 64.1 66.5 69.1 69.1 72.6 75.5
Arizona 75.9 66.8 84.7 70.5 69.6 70.7 72.5 74.7
Arkansas 76.6 76.8 75.7 80.4 74.4 76.4 74.0 75.0
California 74.1 73.9 74.6 69.2 70.7 71.2 71.0 4 78.2
Colorado 76.4 78.7 76.7 75.5 76.6 75.4 77.6 79.8
Connecticut 80.9 80.7 80.9 80.9 81.8 82.2 75.4 75.1 4
Delaware 73.0 72.9 73.1 76.3 71.9 72.1 73.7 75.5
District of Columbia 59.6 68.2 68.8 54.9 56.0 62.4 59.9
Florida 66.7 66.4 64.6 63.6 65.0 66.9 68.9 70.8
Georgia 60.8 61.2 61.7 62.4 64.1 65.4 67.8 69.9
Hawaii 71.3 72.6 75.1 75.5 75.4 76.0 75.3 75.4
Idaho 81.4 81.5 81.0 80.5 80.4 80.1 80.6 84.0
Illinois 75.9 80.3 79.4 79.7 79.5 80.4 77.7 81.9
Indiana 75.5 73.5 73.2 73.3 73.9 74.1 75.2 77.2
Iowa 85.3 85.8 86.6 86.9 86.5 86.4 85.7 87.9
Kansas 76.9 77.9 79.2 77.6 78.9 79.1 80.2 84.5
Kentucky 71.7 73.0 75.9 77.2 76.4 74.4 77.6 79.9
Louisiana 64.1 69.4 63.9 59.5 61.3 63.5 67.3 68.8
Maine 76.3 77.6 78.6 76.3 78.5 79.1 79.9 3 82.8 5
Maryland 79.2 79.5 79.3 79.9 80.0 80.4 80.1 82.2
Massachusetts 75.7 79.3 78.7 79.5 80.8 81.5 83.3 82.6
Michigan 74.0 72.5 73.0 72.2 77.0 76.3 75.3 75.9
Minnesota 84.8 84.7 85.9 86.2 86.5 86.4 87.4 88.2
Mississippi 62.7 62.7 63.3 63.5 63.6 63.9 62.0 63.8
Missouri 78.3 80.4 80.6 81.0 81.9 82.4 83.1 83.7
Montana 81.0 80.4 81.5 81.9 81.5 82.0 82.0 81.9
Nebraska 85.2 87.6 87.8 87.0 86.3 83.8 82.9 83.8
Nevada 72.3 57.4 55.8 55.8 54.2 56.3 56.3 4 57.8
New Hampshire 78.2 78.7 80.1 81.1 81.7 83.4 84.3 86.3
New Jersey 87.0 86.3 85.1 84.8 84.4 84.6 85.3 87.2
New Mexico 63.1 67.0 65.4 67.3 59.1 66.8 64.8 67.3
New York 60.9 65.3 67.4 68.8 70.8 73.5 76.0
North Carolina 70.1 71.4 72.6 71.8 68.6 72.8 75.1 76.9
North Dakota 86.4 86.1 86.3 82.1 83.1 83.8 87.4 88.4
Ohio 79.0 81.3 80.2 79.2 78.7 79.0 79.6 81.4
Oklahoma 76.0 77.0 76.9 77.8 77.8 78.0 77.3 78.5
Oregon 73.7 74.2 74.2 73.0 73.8 76.7 76.5 76.3
Pennsylvania 81.7 82.2 82.5 83.0 82.7 80.5 84.1
Rhode Island 77.7 75.9 78.4 77.8 78.4 76.4 75.3 76.4
South Carolina 59.7 60.6 60.1 58.9 62.2 66.0 68.2
South Dakota 83.0 83.7 82.3 84.5 82.5 84.4 81.7 81.8
Tennessee 63.4 66.1 68.5 70.6 72.6 74.9 77.4 80.4
Texas 75.5 76.7 74.0 72.5 71.9 73.1 75.4 78.9
Utah 80.2 83.0 84.4 78.6 76.6 74.3 79.4 78.6
Vermont 83.6 85.4 86.5 82.3 88.6 89.3 89.6 91.4
Virginia 80.6 79.3 79.6 74.5 75.5 77.0 78.4 81.2
Washington 74.2 74.6 75.0 72.9 74.8 71.9 73.7 77.2
West Virginia 75.7 76.9 77.3 76.9 78.2 77.3 77.0 78.3
Wisconsin 85.8 86.7 87.5 88.5 89.6 90.7 91.1
Wyoming 73.9 76.0 76.7 76.1 75.8 76.0 75.2 80.3
 
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas6







DDESS: DoDs Domestic6                
Bureau of Indian Education
American Samoa 81.0 80.2 77.9 81.0 84.6
Guam 56.3 48.4
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Marianas Islands
65.2 75.3 75.4 80.2 73.6
Puerto Rico 67.8 64.8 61.7 68.6 66.7 64.5 67.2 60.2
U.S. Virgin Islands 53.5 57.7 58.2 63.1 65.5
Not available. State or jurisdiction did not report diploma count.
1 AFGR is an estimate of the percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in 4 years. For 200910, it equals the total number of diploma recipients in 200910 divided by the average membership of the 8th-grade class in 200506, the 9th-grade class in 200607, and the 10th-grade class in 200708.
2 Reporting states totals include any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reported all data elements.
3 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 included in the Maine and the Total counts but were not included in the AFGR calculations for Maine and for the Total AFGR. The diploma counts used to calculate the AFGR for Maine and for the reporting states were 12,924 and 3,036,757, respectively.
4 Due to item non-response: data for Connecticut was imputed for 200910 and data for California and Nevada were imputed for 200809. Imputations are based on prior year rates. No state data were imputed prior to 200809.
5 Maine's estimated first-time 9th graders were edited to include 1,419 9th grade, publicly-funded private school students that were reported as 9th graders on the 200607 Common Core of Data (CCD) but were reported as 10th graders in 200708 and as diploma recipients in 200910.
6 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense Overseas Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools, respectively.
NOTE: Ungraded students were allocated to individual grades proportional to each state's enrollment in those grades.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 199899, Version 1c; 19992000, Version 1c; 200001, Version 1b; 200102, Version 1b; 200203, Version 1b; and "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," School Year 200506, Version 1b; 200607, Version 1b; 200708, Version 1b; 200809, Version 1a; and 200910, Version 1a.



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