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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 219.46. Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), by selected student characteristics and state: 2010-11 through 2015-16
State Total, ACGR for all students ACGR for students with selected characteristics,1 2015-16
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Race/ethnicity Students with disabil-ities2 Limited English profi-cient3 Economi- cally disadvan-taged4
White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander5 American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
United States6  79 80 81 82 83 84 88 76 79 91 72 66 67 78
Alabama7 72 75 80 86 89 87 89 85 87 91 90 89 54 64 81
Alaska 68 70 72 71 76 76 81 74 76 81 64 75 54 55 68
Arizona 78 76 75 76 77 80 84 76 76 89 68 69 32 77
Arkansas 81 84 85 87 85 87 89 82 86 87 91 75 87 87 84 86 84
California 76 79 80 81 82 83 88 73 80 93 93 92 74 82 66 72 79
                                   
Colorado 74 75 77 77 77 79 84 72 70 85 86 74 62 79 57 61 68
Connecticut 83 85 86 87 87 87 93 79 76 94 95 84 89 88 65 67 77
Delaware 78 80 80 87 86 86 88 82 81 91 91 ≥50 ≥90 84 67 73 76
District of Columbia 59 59 62 61 69 69 91 68 69 77 ≥90 50 64 69
Florida 71 75 76 76 78 81 85 72 80 92 92 85 77 83 62 62 74
                                   
Georgia 67 70 72 73 79 79 83 76 73 88 69 81 57 57 75
Hawaii 80 81 82 82 82 83 82 78 75 84 72 59 69 78
Idaho 77 79 80 81 78 74 80 83 70 58 77 60 73 72
Illinois 84 82 83 86 86 86 90 75 81 94 94 85 79 85 71 72 77
Indiana 86 86 87 88 87 87 90 74 83 89 89 81 83 85 72 71 85
                                   
Iowa 88 89 90 91 91 91 93 80 85 91 92 88 81 84 70 81 84
Kansas 83 85 86 86 86 86 88 77 79 92 93 83 73 82 78 77 78
Kentucky 86 88 88 89 90 81 82 93 93 ≥90 83 87 72 68 86
Louisiana 71 72 74 75 78 79 83 73 73 89 89 72 83 85 47 43 73
Maine 84 85 86 87 88 87 88 77 85 94 95 ≥80 85 80 72 78 78
                                   
Maryland 83 84 85 86 87 88 92 84 77 95 95 89 82 91 67 48 79
Massachusetts 83 85 85 86 87 88 92 79 73 93 93 89 85 84 72 64 78
Michigan 74 76 77 79 80 80 83 67 73 90 90 78 67 74 55 72 67
Minnesota 77 78 80 81 82 82 87 65 65 84 53 61 63 68
Mississippi 75 75 76 78 81 82 86 79 82 92 93 ≥50 88 78 35 65 79
                                   
Missouri 81 84 86 87 88 89 92 79 83 92 86 89 78 68 82
Montana 82 84 84 85 86 86 89 81 80 93 94 89 66 78 59 76
Nebraska 86 88 89 90 89 89 93 79 82 81 81 77 74 84 70 55 82
Nevada 62 63 71 70 71 74 80 57 70 86 88 76 65 77 29 43 67
New Hampshire 86 86 87 88 88 88 89 78 76 92 92 ≥50 74 81 73 72 76
                                   
New Jersey 83 86 88 89 90 90 94 82 83 97 97 94 83 92 79 75 83
New Mexico 63 70 70 69 69 71 76 61 71 81 63 62 67 67
New York 77 77 77 78 79 80 89 69 68 87 68 82 53 38 73
North Carolina 78 80 83 84 86 86 89 83 80 93 82 83 69 57 81
North Dakota 86 87 88 87 87 88 91 77 77 88 88 66 68 69 71
                                   
Ohio 80 81 82 82 81 84 88 67 73 87 70 77 70 50 72
Oklahoma 85 83 83 82 83 77 78 86 86 86 81 82 74 58 76
Oregon 68 68 69 72 74 75 77 66 69 86 88 70 56 74 56 53 68
Pennsylvania 83 84 86 85 85 86 91 73 73 91 91 90 77 80 74 63 78
Rhode Island 77 77 80 81 83 83 88 81 79 91 92 75 78 35 59 74 75
                                   
South Carolina 74 75 78 80 80 83 84 80 80 94 74 52 76 88
South Dakota 83 83 83 83 84 84 89 77 73 79 82 <50 51 78 60 57 67
Tennessee 86 87 86 87 88 89 91 82 84 93 93 91 86 72 76 86
Texas 86 88 88 88 89 89 93 85 87 95 96 88 87 91 78 74 86
Utah 76 80 83 84 85 85 88 74 75 87 90 85 71 81 70 66 76
                                   
Vermont 87 88 87 88 88 88 88 71 89 83 78 72 68 80
Virginia 82 83 85 85 86 87 91 81 75 93 93 54 45 78
Washington 76 77 76 78 78 80 82 71 73 87 89 68 63 78 59 58 70
West Virginia 78 79 81 85 87 90 90 88 89 ≥95 84 77 93 86
Wisconsin 87 88 88 89 88 88 93 64 80 89 89 80 78 85 69 66 77
Wyoming 80 79 77 79 79 80 82 81 74 84 85 ≥50 53 74 65 70 69
—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 Students identified as children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
3 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.
4 Students who met the state criteria for classification as economically disadvantaged.
5 States either report data for a combined “Asian/Pacific Islander” group or report the “Asian” and “Pacific Islander” groups separately. Total represents either a single value reported by the state for “Asian/Pacific Islander” or an aggregation of separate values reported for “Asian” and “Pacific Islander.” “Pacific Islander” includes the "Filipino" group, which only California and Utah report separately.
6 For 2010-11 through 2012-13, includes imputed data for a small number of states for which ACGR data were not available. (In these years, one or more of the following states had not yet started reporting ACGR data: Idaho, Kentucky, and Oklahoma.) For American Indian/Alaska Native students (column 14), includes imputed data for Virginia, since the state does not report ACGR data for that race category. This table 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.
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 "<" or "≥" 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 2015-16. (This table was prepared December 2017.)