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Table 105. Public high school graduates, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 198081 through 200607
State or jurisdiction 1980–81 1990–91 1995–96 1999–2000 2000–01 2002–03 2003–04   2004–05   2005–06 Projected 2006–07 graduates Percent change, 1999–2000 to 2006–07
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 2,725,285 2,234,893 2,273,109 2,553,844 2,569,200 2,719,947 2,753,4381   2,799,250 2,815,544 1 2,950,450 15.5
Alabama 44,894 39,042 35,043 37,819 37,082 36,741 36,464   37,453 37,918   38,060 0.6
Alaska 5,343 5,458 5,945 6,615 6,812 7,297 7,236   6,909 7,361   7,930 19.9
Arizona 28,416 31,282 30,008 38,304 46,733 49,986 45,508   59,498 54,091   69,060 80.3
Arkansas 29,577 25,668 25,094 27,335 27,100 27,555 27,181   26,621 28,790   27,920 2.1
California 242,172 234,164 259,071 309,866 315,189 341,097 343,480   355,217 343,515   375,930 21.3
                           
Colorado 35,897 31,293 32,608 38,924 39,241 42,379 44,777   44,532 44,424   46,890 20.5
Connecticut 38,369 27,290 26,319 31,562 30,388 33,667 34,573   35,515 36,222   37,450 18.7
Delaware 7,349 5,223 5,609 6,108 6,614 6,817 6,951   6,934 7,275   7,080 15.9
District of Columbia2  4,848 3,369 2,696 2,695 2,808 2,725 3,031   2,781 3,150 3 3,400 26.2
Florida 88,755 87,419 89,242 106,708 111,112 127,484 131,418   133,318 134,686   150,280 40.8
                           
Georgia 62,963 60,088 56,271 62,563 62,499 66,890 68,550   70,834 73,498   76,550 22.4
Hawaii 11,472 8,974 9,387 10,437 10,102 10,013 10,324   10,813 10,922   10,680 2.3
Idaho 12,679 11,961 14,667 16,170 15,941 15,858 15,547   15,768 16,096   16,360 1.2
Illinois 136,795 103,329 104,626 111,835 110,624 117,507 124,763   123,615 126,817   130,080 16.3
Indiana 73,381 57,892 56,330 57,012 56,172 57,897 56,008   55,444 57,920   61,060 7.1
                           
Iowa 42,635 28,593 31,689 33,926 33,774 34,860 34,339   33,547 33,693   35,480 4.6
Kansas 29,397 24,414 25,786 29,102 29,360 29,963 30,155   30,355 29,818   29,550 1.5
Kentucky 41,714 35,835 36,641 36,830 36,957 37,654 37,787   38,399 38,449   38,850 5.5
Louisiana 46,199 33,489 36,467 38,430 38,314 37,610 37,019   36,009 33,275   31,690 -17.5
Maine 15,554 13,151 11,795 12,211 12,654 12,947 13,278   13,077 12,950   13,390 9.7
                           
Maryland 54,050 39,014 41,785 47,849 49,222 51,864 52,870   54,170 55,536   57,080 19.3
Massachusetts 74,831 50,216 47,993 52,950 54,393 55,987 58,326   59,665 61,272   62,460 18.0
Michigan 124,372 88,234 85,530 97,679 96,515 100,301 98,823   101,582 102,582   106,750 9.3
Minnesota 64,166 46,474 50,481 57,372 56,581 59,432 59,096   58,391 58,898   59,640 4.0
Mississippi 28,083 23,665 23,032 24,232 23,748 23,810 23,735   23,523 23,848   24,540 1.3
                           
Missouri 60,359 46,928 49,011 52,848 54,138 56,925 57,983   57,841 58,417   59,680 12.9
Montana 11,634 9,013 10,139 10,903 10,628 10,657 10,500   10,335 10,283   10,130 -7.1
Nebraska 21,411 16,500 18,014 20,149 19,658 20,161 20,309   19,940 19,764   19,860 -1.4
Nevada 9,069 9,370 10,374 14,551 15,127 16,378 15,201   15,740 16,455   17,450 19.9
New Hampshire 11,552 10,059 10,094 11,829 12,294 13,210 13,309   13,775 13,988   14,240 20.4
                           
New Jersey 93,168 67,003 67,704 74,420 76,130 81,391 83,826   86,502 90,049   95,590 28.4
New Mexico 17,915 15,157 15,402 18,031 18,199 16,923 17,892   17,353 17,822   17,430 -3.3
New York 198,465 133,562 134,401 141,731 141,884 143,818 142,526 4  153,203 161,817   158,850 12.1
North Carolina 69,395 62,792 57,014 62,140 63,288 69,696 72,126   75,010 76,710   81,080 30.5
North Dakota 9,924 7,573 8,027 8,606 8,445 8,169 7,888   7,555 7,192   7,220 -16.1
                           
Ohio 143,503 107,484 102,098 111,668 111,281 115,762 119,029   116,702 117,356   119,710 7.2
Oklahoma 38,875 33,007 33,060 37,646 37,458 36,694 36,799   36,227 36,497   36,860 -2.1
Oregon 28,729 24,597 26,570 30,151 29,939 32,587 32,958   32,602 32,394   32,020 6.2
Pennsylvania 144,645 104,770 105,981 113,959 114,436 119,933 123,474   124,758 127,830 3 129,890 14.0
Rhode Island 10,719 7,744 7,689 8,477 8,603 9,318 9,258   9,881 10,108   10,180 20.1
                           
South Carolina 38,347 32,999 30,182 31,617 30,026 32,482 33,235   33,439 34,970 3 38,080 20.4
South Dakota 10,385 7,127 8,532 9,278 8,881 8,999 9,001   8,585 8,589   8,240 -11.2
Tennessee 50,648 44,847 43,792 41,568 40,642 44,113 46,096   47,967 50,880   50,830 22.3
Texas 171,665 174,306 171,844 212,925 215,316 238,111 244,165   239,717 240,485   255,830 20.2
Utah 19,886 22,219 26,293 32,501 31,036 29,527 30,252   30,253 29,050   31,480 -3.1
                           
Vermont 6,424 5,212 5,867 6,675 6,856 6,970 7,100   7,152 6,779   7,140 7.0
Virginia 67,126 58,441 58,166 65,596 66,067 72,943 72,042   73,667 69,597   78,710 20.0
Washington 50,046 42,514 49,862 57,597 55,081 60,435 61,274   61,094 60,213   65,050 12.9
West Virginia 23,580 21,064 20,335 19,437 18,440 17,287 17,339   17,137 16,763   17,260 -11.2
Wisconsin 67,743 49,340 52,651 58,545 59,341 63,272 62,784 4  63,229 63,003   64,120 9.5
Wyoming 6,161 5,728 5,892 6,462 6,071 5,845 5,833   5,616 5,527   5,380 -16.7
                           
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 597 719 698 722 832 852   905 879  
Guam 1,014 987 1,406 1,371 1,502 1,346   1,179  
Northern Marianas 273 325 360 361 422 575   614 670  
Puerto Rico 29,329 29,499 30,856 30,154 31,408 30,083   29,071 31,896  
U.S. Virgin Islands 981 937 1,060 966 884 816   940  
— Not available.
1 U.S. total includes estimates for nonreporting states.
2 Beginning in 1985–86, graduates from adult programs are excluded.
3 Projected data from NCES 2008-078, Projections of Education Statistics to 2017.
4 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 2017; Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1981–82 through 2006–07; 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 January 2009.)

2008 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest