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Table 103. Public high school graduates, by state or jurisdiction: 1969-70 to 2003-04

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                         |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |Projected|Projected|   Percent
State or                 |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |2002-03, |2003-04, |   change,
jurisdiction             |    1969-70 | 1980-81 | 1985-86 | 1990-91 | 1995-96 |1999-2000|2000-01\1\| 2001-02 |graduates|graduates|1990-91 to
                         |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |   2003-04
_________________________|____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_________|___________
1                        |          2 |       3 |       4 |       5 |       6 |       7 |        8 |       9 |      10 |      11 |        12
_________________________|____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_________|___________
   United States ........|   2,588,639|2,725,285|2,382,616|2,234,893|2,273,109|2,553,844| 2,568,956|2,635,272|2,744,220|2,757,540|       23.4
                         |____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_________|___________
Alabama .................|      45,286|   44,894|   39,620|   39,042|   35,043|   37,819|    37,082|   35,887|   38,890|   37,610|       -3.7
Alaska ..................|       3,297|    5,343|    5,464|    5,458|    5,945|    6,615|     6,812|    6,945|    7,230|    7,100|       30.1
Arizona .................|      22,040|   28,416|   27,533|   31,282|   30,008|   38,304|    46,773|   47,175|   53,290|   57,010|       82.2
Arkansas ................|      26,068|   29,577|   26,227|   25,668|   25,094|   27,335|    27,100|   26,984|   27,290|   26,890|        4.8
California ..............|     260,908|  242,172|  229,026|  234,164|  259,071|  309,866|   315,189|  325,895|  342,690|  342,580|       46.3
                         |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |
Colorado ................|      30,312|   35,897|   32,621|   31,293|   32,608|   38,924|    39,241|   40,760|   42,650|   42,920|       37.2
Connecticut .............|      34,755|   38,369|   33,571|   27,290|   26,319|   31,562|    30,388|   32,322|   34,110|   34,380|       26.0
Delaware ................|       6,985|    7,349|    5,791|    5,223|    5,609|    6,108|     6,614|    6,482|    6,680|    6,840|       31.0
District of Columbia\2\ .|       4,980|    4,848|    3,875|    3,369|    2,696|    2,695|     2,808|    3,090|    3,120|    3,150|       -6.5
Florida .................|      70,478|   88,755|   83,029|   87,419|   89,242|  106,708|   111,112|  119,537|  126,380|  129,020|       47.6
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Georgia .................|      56,859|   62,963|   59,082|   60,088|   56,271|   62,563|    62,499|   65,983|   67,900|   69,720|       16.0
Hawaii ..................|      10,407|   11,472|    9,958|    8,974|    9,387|   10,437|    10,102|   10,452|   10,030|   10,300|       14.8
Idaho ...................|      12,296|   12,679|   12,059|   11,961|   14,667|   16,170|    15,941|   15,874|   15,840|   15,460|       29.3
Illinois ................|     126,864|  136,795|  114,319|  103,329|  104,626|  111,835|   110,624|  116,657|  120,980|  121,270|       17.4
Indiana .................|      69,984|   73,381|   59,817|   57,892|   56,330|   57,012|    56,172|   56,722|   57,540|   57,610|       -0.5
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Iowa ....................|      44,063|   42,635|   34,279|   28,593|   31,689|   33,926|    33,774|   33,789|   33,860|   33,820|       18.3
Kansas ..................|      33,394|   29,397|   25,587|   24,414|   25,786|   29,102|    29,360|   29,541|   30,220|   30,040|       23.0
Kentucky ................|      37,473|   41,714|   37,288|   35,835|   36,641|   36,830|    36,957|   36,337|   37,080|   36,170|        0.9
Louisiana ...............|      43,641|   46,199|   39,965|   33,489|   36,467|   38,430|    38,314|   37,905|   38,560|   36,220|        8.2
Maine ...................|      14,003|   15,554|   13,006|   13,151|   11,795|   12,211|    12,654|   12,596|   13,140|   13,380|        1.7
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Maryland ................|      46,462|   54,050|   46,700|   39,014|   41,785|   47,849|    49,222|   50,881|   52,580|   53,030|       35.9
Massachusetts ...........|      63,865|   74,831|   60,360|   50,216|   47,993|   52,950|    54,393|   55,272|   56,740|   57,930|       15.4
Michigan ................|     121,000|  124,372|  101,042|   88,234|   85,530|   97,679|    96,515|   95,001|  105,370|  106,320|       20.5
Minnesota ...............|      60,480|   64,166|   51,988|   46,474|   50,481|   57,372|    56,581|   57,440|   61,140|   59,780|       28.6
Mississippi .............|      29,653|   28,083|   25,134|   23,665|   23,032|   24,232|    23,748|   23,740|   23,760|   23,610|       -0.2
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Missouri ................|      55,315|   60,359|   49,204|   46,928|   49,011|   52,848|    54,138|   54,487|   57,150|   56,980|       21.4
Montana .................|      11,520|   11,634|    9,761|    9,013|   10,139|   10,903|    10,628|   10,554|   10,710|   10,520|       16.7
Nebraska ................|      21,280|   21,411|   17,845|   16,500|   18,014|   20,149|    19,658|   19,910|   20,370|   20,020|       21.3
Nevada ..................|       5,449|    9,069|    8,784|    9,370|   10,374|   14,551|    15,127|   16,270|   14,790|   16,220|       73.1
New Hampshire ...........|       8,516|   11,552|   10,648|   10,059|   10,094|   11,829|    12,294|   12,452|   13,360|   13,250|       31.7
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New Jersey ..............|      86,498|   93,168|   78,781|   67,003|   67,704|   74,420|    76,130|   77,664|   84,870|   88,330|       31.8
New Mexico ..............|      16,060|   17,915|   15,468|   15,157|   15,402|   18,031|    18,199|   18,094|   18,090|   18,050|       19.1
New York ................|     190,000|  198,465|  162,165|  133,562|  134,401|  141,731|   141,884|  153,879|  153,030|  150,880|       13.0
North Carolina ..........|      68,886|   69,395|   65,865|   62,792|   57,014|   62,140|    63,288|   65,955|   69,590|   71,380|       13.7
North Dakota ............|      11,150|    9,924|    7,610|    7,573|    8,027|    8,606|     8,445|    8,114|    8,070|    7,790|        2.9
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Ohio ....................|     142,248|  143,503|  119,561|  107,484|  102,098|  111,668|   111,281|  110,608|  116,490|  116,270|        8.2
Oklahoma ................|      36,293|   38,875|   34,452|   33,007|   33,060|   37,646|    37,458|   36,852|   36,410|   36,670|       11.1
Oregon ..................|      32,236|   28,729|   26,286|   24,597|   26,570|   30,151|    29,939|   31,153|   32,250|   32,530|       32.3
Pennsylvania ............|     151,014|  144,645|  122,871|  104,770|  105,981|  113,959|   114,436|  114,943|  119,210|  121,550|       16.0
Rhode Island ............|      10,146|   10,719|    8,908|    7,744|    7,689|    8,477|     8,603|    9,006|    9,260|    9,280|       19.8
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South Carolina ..........|      34,940|   38,347|   34,500|   32,999|   30,182|   31,617|    29,742|   31,302|   32,710|   32,110|       -2.7
South Dakota ............|      11,757|   10,385|    7,870|    7,127|    8,532|    9,278|     8,881|    8,796|    9,170|    9,090|       27.5
Tennessee ...............|      49,000|   50,648|   43,263|   44,847|   43,792|   41,568|    40,642|   40,894|   43,260|   43,620|       -2.7
Texas ...................|     139,046|  171,665|  161,150|  174,306|  171,844|  212,925|   215,316|  225,167|  233,530|  236,670|       35.8
Utah ....................|      18,395|   19,886|   19,774|   22,219|   26,293|   32,501|    31,036|   30,183|   30,320|   29,920|       34.7
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Vermont .................|       6,095|    6,424|    5,794|    5,212|    5,867|    6,675|     6,856|    7,083|    7,020|    7,030|       34.9
Virginia ................|      58,562|   67,126|   63,113|   58,441|   58,166|   65,596|    66,067|   66,519|   71,510|   71,740|       22.8
Washington ..............|      50,425|   50,046|   45,805|   42,514|   49,862|   57,597|    55,081|   58,311|   60,060|   60,410|       42.1
West Virginia ...........|      26,139|   23,580|   21,870|   21,064|   20,335|   19,437|    18,440|   17,128|   17,160|   17,070|      -19.0
Wisconsin ...............|      66,753|   67,743|   58,340|   49,340|   52,651|   58,545|    59,341|   60,575|   62,830|   62,270|       26.2
Wyoming .................|       5,363|    6,161|    5,587|    5,728|    5,892|    6,462|     6,071|    6,106|    5,930|    5,730|         #
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Bureau of Indian         |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |
   Affairs ..............|        --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |      --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |       ---
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Department of Defense    |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |
   dependents schools    |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |
  Overseas schools ......|        --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |    2,674|    2,642|     2,621|    2,554|     --- |     --- |       ---
  Domestic schools ......|        --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |     --- |      560|       568|      565|     --- |     --- |       ---
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Other jurisdictions      |            |         |         |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |
  American Samoa ........|\3\      367|      ---|      608|      597|      719|      698|       722|      823|     --- |     --- |       ---
  Guam ..................|         972|      ---|      840|    1,014|      987|    1,406|     1,371|     --- |     --- |     --- |       ---
  Northern Marianas .....|         ---|      ---|      ---|      273|      325|      360|       361|      416|     --- |     --- |       ---
  Puerto Rico ...........|      24,917|      ---|   31,597|   29,329|   29,499|   30,856|    30,154|   30,278|     --- |     --- |       ---
  Virgin Islands ........|\3\      432|      ---|    1,044|      981|      937|    1,060|       966|      883|     --- |     --- |       ---
_________________________|____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_________|___________

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#Rounds to zero.
\1\Revised from previously published figures.
\2\Beginning in 1985-86, graduates from adult programs are excluded.
\3\Data are for 1970-71.

NOTE: Data include graduates of regular day school programs, but exclude graduates of other programs and persons receiving high school equivalency certificates. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, 2002-03, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1981-82 through 2002-03; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2014. (This table was prepared April 2005.)