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Table 101. Public high school graduates, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1980-81 through 2005-06
State or jurisdiction 1980-81 1985-86 1990-91 1995-96 1999-2000 2000-01 2002-03 2003-04   2004-05 Projected 2005-06 graduates Percent change, 1995-96 to 2005-06
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 2,725,285 2,382,616 2,234,893 2,273,109 2,553,844 2,569,200 2,719,947 2,753,438   2,799,250 2,881,750 26.8
Alabama 44,894 39,620 39,042 35,043 37,819 37,082 36,741 36,464   37,453 37,190 6.1
Alaska 5,343 5,464 5,458 5,945 6,615 6,812 7,297 7,236   6,909 7,650 28.7
Arizona 28,416 27,533 31,282 30,008 38,304 46,733 49,986 45,508   59,498 50,490 68.3
Arkansas 29,577 26,227 25,668 25,094 27,335 27,100 27,555 27,181   26,621 27,530 9.7
California 242,172 229,026 234,164 259,071 309,866 315,189 341,097 343,480   355,217 371,940 43.6
                         
Colorado 35,897 32,621 31,293 32,608 38,924 39,241 42,379 44,777   44,532 46,520 42.7
Connecticut 38,369 33,571 27,290 26,319 31,562 30,388 33,667 34,573   35,515 36,560 38.9
Delaware 7,349 5,791 5,223 5,609 6,108 6,614 6,817 6,951   6,934 7,070 26.0
District of Columbia1  4,848 3,875 3,369 2,696 2,695 2,808 2,725 3,031   2,781 3,010 11.6
Florida 88,755 83,029 87,419 89,242 106,708 111,112 127,484 131,418   133,318 148,310 66.2
                         
Georgia 62,963 59,082 60,088 56,271 62,563 62,499 66,890 68,550   70,834 73,140 30.0
Hawaii 11,472 9,958 8,974 9,387 10,437 10,102 10,013 10,324   10,813 10,480 11.6
Idaho 12,679 12,059 11,961 14,667 16,170 15,941 15,858 15,547   15,768 16,230 10.7
Illinois 136,795 114,319 103,329 104,626 111,835 110,624 117,507 124,763   123,615 125,000 19.5
Indiana 73,381 59,817 57,892 56,330 57,012 56,172 57,897 56,008   55,444 58,880 4.5
                         
Iowa 42,635 34,279 28,593 31,689 33,926 33,774 34,860 34,339   33,547 33,940 7.1
Kansas 29,397 25,587 24,414 25,786 29,102 29,360 29,963 30,155   30,355 29,920 16.0
Kentucky 41,714 37,288 35,835 36,641 36,830 36,957 37,654 37,787   38,399 36,570 -0.2
Louisiana 46,199 39,965 33,489 36,467 38,430 38,314 37,610 37,019   36,009 35,810 -1.8
Maine 15,554 13,006 13,151 11,795 12,211 12,654 12,947 13,278   13,077 13,260 12.4
                         
Maryland 54,050 46,700 39,014 41,785 47,849 49,222 51,864 52,870   54,170 55,930 33.9
Massachusetts 74,831 60,360 50,216 47,993 52,950 54,393 55,987 58,326   59,665 60,770 26.6
Michigan 124,372 101,042 88,234 85,530 97,679 96,515 100,301 98,823   101,582 100,510 17.5
Minnesota 64,166 51,988 46,474 50,481 57,372 56,581 59,432 59,096   58,391 59,280 17.4
Mississippi 28,083 25,134 23,665 23,032 24,232 23,748 23,810 23,735   23,523 23,950 4.0
                         
Missouri 60,359 49,204 46,928 49,011 52,848 54,138 56,925 57,983   57,841 57,870 18.1
Montana 11,634 9,761 9,013 10,139 10,903 10,628 10,657 10,500   10,335 10,260 1.2
Nebraska 21,411 17,845 16,500 18,014 20,149 19,658 20,161 20,309   19,940 20,070 11.4
Nevada 9,069 8,784 9,370 10,374 14,551 15,127 16,378 15,201   15,740 17,640 70.0
New Hampshire 11,552 10,648 10,059 10,094 11,829 12,294 13,210 13,309   13,775 13,790 36.6
                         
New Jersey 93,168 78,781 67,003 67,704 74,420 76,130 81,391 83,826   86,502 94,980 40.3
New Mexico 17,915 15,468 15,157 15,402 18,031 18,199 16,923 17,892   17,353 18,110 17.6
New York 198,465 162,165 133,562 134,401 141,731 141,884 143,818 142,526 2  153,203 160,860 19.7
North Carolina 69,395 65,865 62,792 57,014 62,140 63,288 69,696 72,126   75,010 78,350 37.4
North Dakota 9,924 7,610 7,573 8,027 8,606 8,445 8,169 7,888   7,555 7,470 -6.9
                         
Ohio 143,503 119,561 107,484 102,098 111,668 111,281 115,762 119,029   116,702 119,880 17.4
Oklahoma 38,875 34,452 33,007 33,060 37,646 37,458 36,694 36,799   36,227 36,870 11.5
Oregon 28,729 26,286 24,597 26,570 30,151 29,939 32,587 32,958   32,602 33,630 26.6
Pennsylvania 144,645 122,871 104,770 105,981 113,959 114,436 119,933 123,474   124,758 126,930 19.8
Rhode Island 10,719 8,908 7,744 7,689 8,477 8,603 9,318 9,258   9,881 10,010 30.2
                         
South Carolina 38,347 34,500 32,999 30,182 31,617 30,026 32,482 33,235   33,439 35,700 18.3
South Dakota 10,385 7,870 7,127 8,532 9,278 8,881 8,999 9,001   8,585 8,340 -2.3
Tennessee 50,648 43,263 44,847 43,792 41,568 40,642 44,113 46,096   47,967 47,910 9.4
Texas 171,665 161,150 174,306 171,844 212,925 215,316 238,111 244,165   239,717 251,160 46.2
Utah 19,886 19,774 22,219 26,293 32,501 31,036 29,527 30,252   30,253 31,120 18.4
                         
Vermont 6,424 5,794 5,212 5,867 6,675 6,856 6,970 7,100   7,152 7,150 21.9
Virginia 67,126 63,113 58,441 58,166 65,596 66,067 72,943 72,042   73,667 76,130 30.9
Washington 50,046 45,805 42,514 49,862 57,597 55,081 60,435 61,274   61,094 62,240 24.8
West Virginia 23,580 21,870 21,064 20,335 19,437 18,440 17,287 17,339   17,137 16,800 -17.4
Wisconsin 67,743 58,340 49,340 52,651 58,545 59,341 63,272 62,784 2  63,229 62,990 19.6
Wyoming 6,161 5,587 5,728 5,892 6,462 6,071 5,845 5,833   5,616 5,520 -6.3
Bureau of Indian Education  
                         
DoD, overseas 2,674 2,642 2,621 2,641 2,766  
DoD, domestic 560 568 590 584  
                         
Other jurisdictions                        
American Samoa 608 597 719 698 722 832 852   879
Guam 840 1,014 987 1,406 1,371 1,502 1,346   1,179
Northern Marianas 273 325 360 361 422 575   614
Puerto Rico 31,597 29,329 29,499 30,856 30,154 31,408 30,083   29,071
Virgin Islands 1,044 981 937 1,060 966 884 816   940
— Not available.
1 Beginning in 1985-86, graduates from adult programs are excluded.
2 Estimated high school graduates from NCES 2006-606rev, The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Years 2002-03 and 2003-04.
NOTE: Data include regular diploma recipients, but exclude students receiving a certificate of attendance and persons receiving high school equivalency certificates. DoD = Department of Defense. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; Projections of Education Statistics to 2016; Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1981-82 through 2005-06; and The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Years 2002-03 and 2003-04. (This table was prepared July 2007.)

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