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Table B.3.a.-1. Average freshman graduation rate for high school students, by locale: School year 2007-08
Locale Average freshman graduation rate
Total  75.1
City  66.1
Large  61.1
Midsize  69.0
Small  74.2
Suburban  79.4
Large  79.4
Midsize  79.5
Small  80.3
Town  77.9
Fringe  80.1
Distant  77.1
Remote  76.6
Rural  79.5
Fringe  79.6
Distant  79.4
Remote  80.0
NOTE: The analysis is limited to 47 states and the District of Coulmbia. Three states including Maine, Nevada and South Carolina are not included for lack of completion data. School districts with missing data on the number of diploma or total enrollment base or locale code are excluded. Geographic districts in New York City are combined as one school district; and a corresponding "Enrollment Base for Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGEB)" is specially estimated using the student enrollment data in public school universe survey for 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Local Education Agency Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Restricted-Use Data File: School Year 2007-08 (version 1b) (NCES 2011-311 rev).
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