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Table 103. Public high school graduates and dropouts, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: 2003-04 and 2004-05
State or other jurisdiction High school graduates, by race/ethnicity, 2004-05 Event dropout rates (percent of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out) during 2003-04, by race/ethnicity1 
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States2,3  2,789,447 1,851,023 384,681 380,733 142,554 30,456 3.9 2.9 6.4 5.9 2.5 7.2
Alabama 37,422 24,391 11,803 404 420 404 3.3 3.4 3.3 4.1 1.1 1.8
Alaska 6,792 4,756 229 97 477 1,233 7.0 5.1 9.0 7.9 6.5 11.5
Arizona 59,498 33,363 2,790 17,616 1,590 4,139 6.7 4.0 7.6 10.5 2.2 9.7
Arkansas 26,621 19,563 5,509 998 386 165 4.7 4.1 6.2 6.8 3.9 5.5
California 350,452 140,807 26,800 129,671 50,224 2,950 3.3 2.0 6.5 4.3 1.7 4.1
                         
Colorado 44,532 32,999 2,224 7,362 1,528 419 5.4 4.0 6.8 9.8 4.5 9.9
Connecticut 35,515 26,482 4,051 3,717 1,172 93 1.8 1.2 2.8 3.9 0.9 1.4
Delaware 6,934 4,386 1,970 322 226 30 6.1 4.9 7.4 12.1 5.3 9.4
District of Columbia 2,781 127 2,379 214 56 5
Florida 133,318 77,144 26,569 25,330 3,724 551 3.4 2.6 4.4 4.3 1.8 3.8
                         
Georgia 69,957 41,903 23,034 2,590 2,342 88 5.4 4.9 5.9 7.7 2.7 7.0
Hawaii 10,813 2,094 183 489 8,003 44 4.8 5.6 5.2 5.9 4.5 7.9
Idaho 15,768 13,921 88 1,260 296 203 3.1 2.7 4.2 6.9 1.4 7.2
Illinois 123,187 83,613 18,771 14,926 5,514 363 5.3 3.5 9.6 8.2 2.5 5.0
Indiana 55,444 48,421 4,549 1,636 719 119 2.5 2.4 3.4 3.9 1.0 4.9
                         
Iowa 33,547 30,708 1,021 999 655 164 2.1 1.9 3.9 5.0 1.4 7.2
Kansas 30,040 24,734 2,229 2,019 684 374 2.2 1.8 3.9 4.2 2.2 3.9
Kentucky 38,386 33,984 3,527 406 409 60 3.3 3.2 4.2 3.1 1.3 3.2
Louisiana 36,009 20,243 14,262 572 670 262 7.9 5.3 11.1 8.0 3.9 8.1
Maine 13,077 12,552 173 92 172 88 2.7 2.6 2.1 5.8 2.6 8.1
                         
Maryland 54,170 30,384 18,001 2,509 3,074 202 4.1 2.9 6.1 4.5 1.5 4.3
Massachusetts 59,665 47,369 4,638 4,532 2,953 173 3.7 2.8 6.3 8.2 2.7 6.4
Michigan 101,182 82,259 13,129 2,575 2,383 836 4.6 2.8 11.9 7.6 2.0 5.5
Minnesota 58,393 50,749 2,637 1,322 2,837 848 3.2 2.1 8.9 12.8 3.8 10.7
Mississippi 23,523 12,150 10,938 163 240 32 2.9 2.4 3.4 3.1 2.2 6.3
                         
Missouri 57,841 47,485 8,234 1,075 852 195 3.3 3.0 5.2 5.2 1.2 3.5
Montana 10,335 9,191 40 198 120 786 3.4 2.8 5.9 5.2 2.1 8.4
Nebraska 19,940 17,242 961 1,194 346 197 2.8 1.9 7.3 7.5 2.5 10.5
Nevada 15,740 9,988 1,262 2,934 1,330 226 6.0 4.7 7.8 8.6 5.0 6.8
New Hampshire 13,775 3.8 3.7 7.0 6.7 1.6 4.2
                         
New Jersey 86,502 54,422 13,090 12,238 6,452 300 1.8 1.0 3.2 3.7 0.7 4.9
New Mexico 17,353 6,867 364 8,074 249 1,799 5.2 3.4 5.6 6.1 2.2 6.7
New York 153,203 100,188 22,670 18,761 11,064 520 5.6 3.1 9.1 9.9 4.7 9.1
North Carolina 75,010 48,422 21,155 2,864 1,717 852 5.2 4.5 6.0 8.6 2.5 10.0
North Dakota 7,555 6,907 68 76 62 442 2.0 1.5 5.3 6.3 1.1 6.7
                         
Ohio 115,589 97,704 14,308 1,723 1,726 128 3.3 2.5 7.5 6.3 1.9 6.4
Oklahoma 36,227 23,714 3,449 1,937 685 6,442 3.9 3.2 5.7 9.5 2.6 3.4
Oregon 32,081 26,482 692 2,717 1,590 600
Pennsylvania 124,758 101,285 15,610 4,610 3,139 114 2.9 2.0 6.1 7.9 2.3 4.8
Rhode Island 9,881 7,576 794 1,153 316 42 3.4 2.6 5.2 6.2 4.5 8.1
                         
South Carolina 33,439 3.4 3.1 3.8 5.6 2.0 3.7
South Dakota 8,585 7,879 91 91 107 417 4.2 3.0 6.8 12.3 3.5 16.6
Tennessee 47,967 36,254 10,086 840 740 47 3.3
Texas 239,717 113,213 32,811 84,566 8,363 764 3.6 2.1 4.4 5.1 1.5 4.2
Utah 30,253 26,976 218 1,838 844 377 3.8 3.0 8.1 9.6 5.1 6.4
                         
Vermont 6,575 6,315 69 58 95 38 2.8 2.6 8.5 10.2 4.0 6.5
Virginia 73,217 48,428 17,042 3,556 4,013 178 2.8 1.8 4.3 8.0 2.3 2.6
Washington 60,896 46,943 2,673 4,893 5,138 1,249 6.5 5.5 11.2 11.3 4.6 13.6
West Virginia 17,137 16,249 659 85 130 14 4.3 4.3 6.1 4.4 0.9 12.4
Wisconsin 63,229 54,566 3,751 2,201 2,011 700
Wyoming 5,616 5,104 48 328 56 80 4.6 3.9 8.2 9.0 2.4 13.1
Bureau of Indian Education
                         
DoD, overseas
DoD, domestic
                         
Other jurisdictions                        
American Samoa 879 0 0 0 879 0 2.4
Guam 1,180 10 5 4 1,158 3 9.1
Northern Marianas 614 6 0 0 608 0 2.8
Puerto Rico 29,071 0 0 29,071 0 0 1.0
Virgin Islands 941 3 855 79 2 2 7.7
— Not available.
1 Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Vermont reported data on an alternative July through June cycle, rather than the specified October through September cycle for dropout data.
2 High school graduate counts include estimates for nonreporting states, based on 2003 12th-grade enrollment racial/ethnic distribution reported by state. Event dropout rate totals are totals for reporting states only.
3 Data differ slightly from figures reported in other tables due to varying reporting practices for racial/ethnic survey data.
NOTE: Includes only graduates for whom race/ethnicity was reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Event dropout rates measure the percentage of public school students in grades 9 through 12 who dropped out of school between one October and the next (except where noted). DoD = Department of Defense.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2005-06, and "State-Level Public School Dropouts," 2003-04; and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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