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Table 219.46. Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), by selected student characteristics and state: 2010-11 through 2014-15
State Total, ACGR for all students ACGR for students with selected characteristics,1 2014-15
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 Race/ethnicity Students with disabil-
ities3
Limited English proficient4 Economically disadvan-
taged5
White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander2
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
United States6 79 80 81 82 83 88 75 78 90 72 65 65 76
Alabama7 72 75 80 86 89 91 87 90 93 90 72 75 85
Alaska 68 70 72 71 76 80 71 72 83 64 57 56 67
Arizona 78 76 75 76 77 83 73 73 87 67 64 34 73
Arkansas 81 84 85 87 85 87 78 85 86 80 82 86 82
California 76 79 80 81 82 88 71 79 92 73 65 69 78
                           
Colorado 74 75 77 77 77 83 70 68 87 64 54 61 66
Connecticut 83 85 86 87 87 93 78 75 95 87 66 67 76
Delaware 78 80 80 87 86 88 83 81 94 69 66 69 76
District of Columbia 59 59 62 61 69 86 67 68 79 46 62 68
Florida 71 75 76 76 78 83 68 77 91 76 57 60 70
                           
Georgia 67 70 72 73 79 83 75 72 88 76 54 56 75
Hawaii 80 81 82 82 82 79 74 75 83 61 60 46 76
Idaho8 77 79 81 75 71 84 66 58 72 72
Illinois 84 82 83 86 86 90 76 81 94 79 71 72 78
Indiana 86 86 87 88 87 90 75 83 88 86 71 75 84
                           
Iowa 88 89 90 91 91 92 79 83 92 85 77 83 85
Kansas 83 85 86 86 86 88 79 78 91 81 77 77 77
Kentucky8 86 88 88 89 80 83 91 81 66 67 85
Louisiana 71 72 74 75 78 83 71 75 90 76 44 50 71
Maine 84 85 86 87 88 88 80 80 93 82 74 77 76
                           
Maryland 83 84 85 86 87 92 82 77 96 79 64 49 79
Massachusetts 83 85 85 86 87 92 78 72 92 80 70 64 78
Michigan 74 76 77 79 80 84 67 72 90 71 57 72 68
Minnesota 77 78 80 81 82 87 62 66 83 52 61 63 67
Mississippi 75 75 76 78 81 85 77 81 94 82 34 68 77
                           
Missouri 81 84 86 87 88 91 76 84 93 86 77 71 81
Montana 82 84 84 85 86 89 82 83 95 67 75 62 77
Nebraska 86 88 89 90 89 93 75 82 79 76 71 55 81
Nevada 62 63 71 70 71 78 56 67 82 58 29 32 64
New Hampshire 86 86 87 88 88 89 80 75 91 75 73 77 77
                           
New Jersey 83 86 88 89 90 94 82 83 96 89 78 74 82
New Mexico 63 70 70 69 69 74 61 67 79 63 59 64 64
New York 77 77 77 78 79 89 67 66 85 65 53 36 71
North Carolina 78 80 83 84 86 88 82 80 92 82 67 58 80
North Dakota 86 87 88 87 87 91 76 75 78 60 68 62 71
                           
Ohio 80 81 82 82 81 86 60 70 86 75 67 50 69
Oklahoma8 85 83 83 84 77 79 89 82 76 60 78
Oregon 68 68 69 72 74 76 63 67 84 55 53 51 66
Pennsylvania 83 84 86 85 85 89 72 70 91 76 72 63 76
Rhode Island 77 77 80 81 83 87 77 76 87 65 68 77 76
                           
South Carolina 74 75 78 80 80 83 77 77 91 80 49 76 74
South Dakota 83 83 83 83 84 90 72 70 81 49 60 56 67
Tennessee 86 87 86 87 88 91 81 84 93 85 70 75 84
Texas 86 88 88 88 89 93 85 87 95 86 78 73 86
Utah 76 80 83 84 85 87 70 74 86 70 68 66 77
                           
Vermont 87 88 87 88 88 89 81 82 76 >=50 72 69 78
Virginia 82 83 85 85 86 90 79 76 92 53 45 75
Washington 76 77 76 78 78 81 69 70 86 60 58 56 68
West Virginia 78 79 81 85 87 87 83 83 >=95 71 69 86 83
Wisconsin 87 88 88 89 88 93 64 78 91 78 68 62 77
Wyoming 80 79 77 79 79 82 68 72 88 45 59 64 66
—Not available.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 The time when students are identified as having certain characteristics varies by state. Depending on the state, a student may be included in a category if the relevant characteristic is reported in 9th-grade data, if the characteristic is reported in 12th-grade data, or if it is reported at any point during the student’s high school years.
2 Represents either the value reported by the state for the "Asian/Pacific Islander" group or an aggregation of values reported by the state for separate "Asian," "Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or Pacific Islander," and "Filipino" groups.
3 Students identified as children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
4 Students who met the definition of limited English proficient students as outlined in the EDFacts workbook. For more information, see http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/edfacts/eden-workbook.html.
5 Students who met the state criteria for classification as economically disadvantaged.
6 The 4-year ACGR for the United States was estimated using both state-reported 4-year ACGR data and imputed data for states for which data were unavailable. Does not include the Bureau of Indian Education and Puerto Rico.
7 Use data with caution. The Alabama State Department of Education has indicated that their ACGR data was misstated. For more information, please see the following press release issued by the state: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/12-08-2016%20Graduation%20Rate%20Review.pdf.
8 The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a timeline extension for these states to begin reporting 4-year ACGR data, resulting in the 4-year ACGR not being available in one or more of the school years shown.
NOTE: The adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) is the percentage of public high school freshmen who graduate with a regular diploma within 4 years of starting 9th grade. Students who are entering 9th grade for the first time form a cohort for the graduating class. This cohort 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. Values preceded by the “>=” symbol have been “blurred” to protect student privacy. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Consolidated State Performance Report, 2010-11 through 2014-15. (This table was prepared November 2016.)

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