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Table 1. Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), by race/ethnicity and selected demographics for the United States, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia: School year 2014–15

        Percent of students      
State Total  American Indian / Alaska Native  Asian / Pacific Islander     Hispanic     Black      White Economically disadvantaged Limited English proficiency Students with disabilities
United States 83.2 71.61 90.2 77.8 74.6 87.6 76.1 65.1 64.6
     
Alabama  89.3 90 93 90 87.0 90.5 84.7 75 72.4
Alaska  75.6 64 83 72 71 80.0 66.6 56 57
Arizona  77.4 66.8 87 72.7 72.6 83.2 73.1 34 64.4
Arkansas  84.9 80 86 84.5 77.5 87.4 81.7 86 81.9
California  82.0 73.0 92.2 79.0 71.0 88.0 78.0 69.0 65.0
Colorado  77.3 64 87 67.6 69.9 82.6 65.5 61.1 53.8
Connecticut  87.2 87 95 74.8 78.0 92.7 75.9 67 65.6
Delaware  85.6 69 94 81 83.2 88.0 76 69.0 65
District of Columbia  68.5 <> 79 68 67.1 86 68.2 62 46
Florida  77.9 76 90.5 76.7 68.0 82.7 70.4 59.5 56.8
Georgia  78.8 76 87.9 72.0 75.2 82.8 74.5 56.4 54.3
Hawaii  81.6 61 82.8 75 74 79 75.9 46 60
Idaho  78.9 66 84 71.2 75 80.8 72.0 72 58
Illinois  85.6 79 93.8 80.7 75.5 90.2 77.9 72.0 70.5
Indiana  87.1 86 88 83.0 74.9 89.6 84.2 75 70.9
Iowa  90.8 85 92 83 79 92.4 84.8 83 77.0
Kansas  85.7 81 91 78.2 79 88.3 77.3 77 77.3
Kentucky  88.0 81 91 83 80.4 89.3 84.8 67 66.0
Louisiana  77.5 76 90 75 71.4 82.7 70.8 50 44.3
Maine  87.5 82 93 80 80 87.9 75.6 77 74
Maryland  87.0 79 95.9 76.9 82.3 92.0 78.6 49 63.9
Massachusetts  87.3 80 92.3 72.2 77.5 91.6 78.2 64.0 69.9
Michigan  79.8 71 90.3 72.1 67.3 83.5 67.5 72.1 57.1
Minnesota  81.9 52 82.7 65.6 62.0 86.9 67.2 63.1 61.1
Mississippi2 75.4 70 85 68 72.0 79.4 70.5 53 30.7
Missouri  87.8 86 93 84 75.6 90.6 80.7 71 76.6
Montana  86.0 67 95 83 82 88.7 76.9 62 75
Nebraska  88.9 76 79 81.6 75 92.5 81.4 55 71
Nevada  71.3 58 82 66.7 55.5 78.0 63.7 32 29.0
New Hampshire  88.1 75 91 75 80 88.9 76.7 77 73
New Jersey  89.7 89 96.3 82.8 81.5 94.0 81.7 74.0 78.0
New Mexico  68.6 63 79 67.2 61 73.6 63.5 64.0 59.3
New York  79.2 65 84.9 66.0 66.5 88.7 71.0 36.0 52.9
North Carolina  85.6 82 92 80.0 82.2 88.3 79.6 58 67.3
North Dakota  86.6 60 78 75 76 90.6 71 62 68
Ohio  80.7 75 86 69.9 59.7 85.7 68.7 50 67.0
Oklahoma  82.5 82.2 89 78.8 77.4 84.2 77.5 60 75.6
Oregon  73.8 55 84 67.4 63 76.0 66.4 51 52.7
Pennsylvania  84.8 76 90.7 69.5 71.8 89.3 75.9 62.6 71.5
Rhode Island  83.2 65 87 76 77 86.6 75.6 77 68
South Carolina 80.3 80 91 77 76.7 82.7 73.7 76 49.0
South Dakota  83.9 49 81 70 72 89.5 67 56 60
Tennessee  87.9 85 93 83.5 80.6 90.9 83.5 75 70.0
Texas  89.0 86 95.1 86.5 85.2 93.4 85.6 73.3 78.2
Utah  84.8 70 86 74.4 70 87.4 76.7 66 67.9
Vermont  87.7 ≥50% 76 82 81 88.5 78 69 72
Virginia  85.7 91.9 76 78.8 89.6 75.4 44.6 52.6
Washington  78.2 60 85.5 69.6 68.8 80.9 68.1 55.8 58.0
West Virginia  86.5 71 ≥95% 83 83 86.7 82.9 86 69
Wisconsin  88.4 78 91 77.5 64.1 92.9 77.3 62 67.5
Wyoming  79.3 45 88 72 68 81.8 66 64 59
— Not available.
<> Data were suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual student data.
≥ Greater than or equal to. The estimate has been top coded to protect the confidentiality of individual student data.
1 The United States 4-year ACGR for American Indian/Alaska Native students was estimated using both the reported 4-year ACGR data from 49 states and the District of Columbia and using imputed data for Virginia.
2 Mississippi’s adjusted cohort graduation rate data displayed in the table above reflect submissions as of May 7, 2016 and subsequently certified in the state’s Consolidated State Performance Report. The state resubmitted their adjusted cohort graduation rate data on July 20, 2016. These data are currently under review by ED and, upon completion of the data quality review, these tables will be updated to include any accepted revisions for Mississippi’s data.
NOTE: The 4-year ACGR is the number of students who graduate in 4 years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. From the beginning of 9th grade (or the earliest high school grade), students who are entering that grade for the first time form a cohort that is "adjusted" by adding any students who subsequently transfer into the cohort and subtracting any students who subsequently transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die. To protect the confidentiality of individual student data, ACGRs are shown at varying levels of precision depending on the size of the cohort population for each category cell. There are some differences in how states implemented the requirements for the ACGR, leading to the potential for differences across states in how the rates are calculated. This is particularly applicable to the population of children with disabilities. Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
SOURCE: EDFacts Data Groups 695 and 696, School year 2014–15; September 15, 2016.