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Table 219.20. Public high school graduates, by region, state, and jurisdiction: Selected years, 1980-81 through 2028-29
Region, state, and jurisdiction Actual data Projected data
1980-81 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 Percent
change,
2012-13 to
2028-29
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
United States 2,725,285 2,320,337 1 2,553,844 3,128,022 3,144,100 3,149,185 3,169,257 3,168,450 3,187,000 3,224,140 3,255,320 3,319,760 3,331,520 3,303,890 3,330,840 3,354,240 3,372,640 3,441,920 3,492,860 3,497,750 3,416,680 3,348,520 3,361,890 6.1
Region                                                  
Northeast 593,727 446,045   453,814 556,400 556,611 554,705 555,202 546,910 543,080 545,820 551,480 554,810 548,330 540,460 545,870 546,630 543,610 549,770 558,550 554,750 544,040 534,770 535,430 -3.6
Midwest 784,071 616,700   648,020 726,844 718,779 716,072 713,662 705,550 708,240 714,040 719,240 723,280 724,260 712,420 719,140 726,350 719,070 732,220 742,610 740,420 722,430 703,170 704,090 -1.3
South 868,068 796,385   861,498 1,104,770 1,119,414 1,121,400 1,138,965 1,145,570 1,162,950 1,189,220 1,211,650 1,252,210 1,264,620 1,255,800 1,258,750 1,267,480 1,286,540 1,316,310 1,350,670 1,361,840 1,337,760 1,296,070 1,307,060 14.8
West 479,419 461,207   590,512 740,008 749,296 757,008 761,428 770,420 772,720 775,060 772,950 789,460 794,300 795,210 807,090 813,780 823,430 843,620 841,020 840,740 812,450 814,520 815,300 7.1
                                                   
State                                                  
Alabama 44,894 40,485   37,819 43,166 46,035 45,394 44,233 44,540 45,420 46,070 47,560 48,260 45,740 44,070 43,490 43,380 43,600 43,870 45,410 45,810 44,770 42,960 43,610 -1.4
Alaska 5,343 5,386   6,615 8,245 8,064 7,989 7,860 7,720 7,860 7,840 7,910 8,050 8,030 7,840 7,830 7,930 8,030 8,320 8,580 8,740 8,780 8,660 8,690 10.6
Arizona 28,416 32,103   38,304 61,145 64,472 63,208 62,208 66,700 67,200 67,120 68,770 69,560 70,710 69,610 71,070 70,940 72,200 74,230 76,480 77,540 75,780 72,450 72,560 16.6
Arkansas 29,577 26,475   27,335 28,276 28,205 28,419 28,928 29,610 30,350 30,290 30,750 31,020 31,060 31,320 30,800 30,960 30,940 30,780 32,990 33,030 32,140 31,350 31,460 8.7
California 242,172 236,291   309,866 404,987 410,467 418,664 422,125 424,080 422,830 419,190 411,710 420,500 420,780 421,890 427,540 430,350 434,120 444,030 429,550 425,400 408,150 418,160 416,950 -1.2
                                                   
Colorado 35,897 32,967   38,924 49,321 50,122 50,087 50,968 51,310 51,450 53,310 54,060 56,050 57,030 57,760 59,150 59,290 59,790 61,090 61,990 62,170 60,930 59,170 59,040 15.8
Connecticut 38,369 27,878   31,562 34,495 38,854 38,681 38,722 37,860 37,160 37,420 37,890 37,130 37,040 35,980 36,640 35,810 35,670 35,220 35,550 34,450 33,720 32,860 32,610 -15.8
Delaware 7,349 5,550   6,108 8,133 8,043 8,247 8,070 8,240 8,390 8,480 8,690 8,930 9,010 9,080 9,260 9,280 9,500 9,880 9,920 10,240 10,060 9,740 9,800 21.4
District of Columbia2 4,848 3,626   2,695 3,602 3,477 3,860 3,961 3,880 3,990 4,510 4,430 4,200 4,290 4,270 4,320 4,310 4,630 4,970 5,520 5,550 5,550 5,640 6,020 51.9
Florida 88,755 88,934   106,708 156,130 155,493 151,964 158,029 158,440 163,740 166,540 170,820 176,160 179,520 175,370 176,380 179,930 182,780 192,590 190,040 197,900 192,690 187,880 190,410 20.5
                                                   
Georgia 62,963 56,605   62,563 91,561 92,338 90,582 92,416 94,380 97,420 100,070 102,050 105,890 106,920 105,660 104,900 106,500 107,710 110,270 112,930 113,710 111,370 107,750 108,130 17.0
Hawaii 11,472 10,325   10,437 10,998 10,716 11,360 10,790 11,050 10,760 10,860 10,690 11,130 10,540 10,820 10,830 11,010 11,210 11,290 11,510 11,580 8,780 10,890 10,670 -1.1
Idaho 12,679 11,971   16,170 17,793 17,525 17,568 17,198 19,120 18,050 18,230 19,130 19,280 19,720 19,440 19,830 20,340 21,040 21,090 21,850 21,960 21,400 21,010 21,320 23.9
Illinois 136,795 108,119   111,835 139,035 134,956 139,575 139,228 137,640 140,520 140,850 141,250 143,510 142,800 139,490 144,730 146,850 144,610 147,870 152,340 149,530 146,040 138,960 138,790 -0.3
Indiana 73,381 60,012   57,012 64,551 66,133 65,667 66,595 67,560 66,750 66,720 68,970 69,640 71,980 69,520 68,320 69,820 68,920 70,120 70,340 71,660 69,740 68,530 68,580 3.0
                                                   
Iowa 42,635 31,796   33,926 34,462 33,853 33,230 32,548 32,590 32,450 32,700 32,850 33,390 33,310 33,390 33,890 33,930 34,700 35,460 36,120 36,390 35,350 35,090 35,110 7.9
Kansas 29,397 25,367   29,102 31,642 31,370 31,898 31,922 32,150 31,900 32,790 32,900 33,470 33,410 33,330 33,490 33,680 33,660 34,200 34,870 34,670 33,910 33,560 33,500 5.0
Kentucky 41,714 38,005   36,830 42,664 43,031 42,642 42,888 42,400 42,530 43,280 43,280 44,330 44,420 43,760 43,830 43,840 43,930 44,930 45,890 45,440 44,540 42,610 42,660 -0.5
Louisiana 46,199 36,053   38,430 36,573 35,844 36,675 37,508 38,180 37,720 38,790 39,380 41,970 41,720 40,430 39,810 40,380 40,360 41,590 42,410 42,570 41,560 39,600 40,130 7.0
Maine 15,554 13,839   12,211 14,069 13,653 13,473 13,170 12,730 12,560 12,790 12,640 12,470 12,430 12,100 12,050 12,250 12,300 12,160 12,340 12,080 11,960 11,600 11,580 -12.1
                                                   
Maryland 54,050 41,566   47,849 59,078 58,745 58,811 58,896 58,120 57,650 57,490 57,290 59,040 58,560 60,180 60,920 61,640 61,990 63,770 65,820 66,930 65,550 64,340 64,550 9.6
Massachusetts 74,831 55,941 3 52,950 64,462 64,724 65,157 66,360 65,200 65,790 68,630 68,610 69,320 69,810 69,790 70,020 70,360 69,700 70,020 71,160 71,310 69,390 67,880 68,390 3.1
Michigan 124,372 93,807   97,679 110,682 106,017 105,446 104,210 102,520 102,020 100,800 101,570 102,440 99,910 98,170 97,790 97,500 94,870 96,260 96,030 92,560 90,060 88,840 88,680 -14.9
Minnesota 64,166 49,087   57,372 59,667 59,357 57,501 58,255 56,370 56,800 56,640 57,250 58,370 59,350 58,510 60,360 61,810 61,920 63,460 65,100 65,520 64,560 63,320 63,910 9.7
Mississippi 28,083 25,182   24,232 25,478 27,321 26,158 26,502 26,650 26,260 26,770 26,900 28,050 27,390 26,680 25,990 26,300 26,180 25,950 28,040 27,280 26,330 24,560 24,850 -6.2
                                                   
Missouri 60,359 48,957   52,848 63,994 62,994 61,313 61,407 60,900 60,590 61,600 60,890 61,700 61,770 60,750 60,800 61,170 61,590 62,280 63,600 63,560 61,920 60,470 60,440 -1.6
Montana 11,634 9,370   10,903 10,075 9,732 9,750 9,369 9,470 9,390 9,320 9,380 9,210 9,430 9,610 9,660 9,870 9,890 10,430 10,430 10,800 10,530 10,200 10,380 10.8
Nebraska 21,411 17,664   20,149 19,370 20,331 20,464 20,442 20,580 20,650 21,090 21,130 21,960 22,270 22,750 23,240 23,800 23,640 24,050 22,970 24,790 24,890 24,450 24,420 19.5
Nevada 9,069 9,477   14,551 20,956 21,182 21,891 23,038 22,720 23,040 23,190 23,780 24,170 24,880 25,150 25,190 25,410 26,270 27,270 28,460 28,610 27,590 27,520 27,770 20.5
New Hampshire 11,552 10,766   11,829 15,034 14,495 14,426 14,262 13,790 13,520 13,600 13,160 13,160 12,950 12,960 12,780 12,810 12,540 12,550 12,500 12,290 11,910 11,490 11,380 -20.2
                                                   
New Jersey 93,168 69,824   74,420 96,225 95,186 93,819 96,490 95,220 95,250 97,130 97,990 98,330 97,120 96,210 97,920 98,540 97,370 98,540 100,920 99,270 97,620 96,130 96,020 -0.5
New Mexico 17,915 14,884   18,031 18,595 19,352 20,315 19,232 18,590 19,530 19,480 19,770 20,190 20,300 20,780 20,410 20,430 20,800 20,820 21,380 21,510 20,920 19,510 19,290 0.3
New York 198,465 143,318   141,731 183,826 182,759 180,806 180,351 178,810 179,110 178,260 181,790 185,630 182,480 179,160 180,970 180,070 180,320 183,830 186,510 185,690 183,510 180,560 181,140 0.4
North Carolina 69,395 64,782   62,140 88,704 89,892 93,977 94,339 96,210 97,020 98,970 101,710 105,280 107,590 104,770 104,820 97,640 104,440 107,090 110,400 110,430 108,930 105,400 106,280 12.7
North Dakota 9,924 7,690   8,606 7,155 7,156 6,942 6,900 6,960 7,040 7,020 6,940 6,570 6,800 6,850 7,050 7,330 7,450 7,910 8,140 8,240 8,270 8,000 8,190 18.7
                                                   
Ohio 143,503 114,513   111,668 123,437 124,229 123,135 122,491 119,520 120,940 125,050 126,590 122,380 123,350 121,250 120,550 120,190 117,580 120,240 121,250 122,090 117,540 114,030 114,690 -6.4
Oklahoma 38,875 35,606   37,646 38,503 37,744 37,305 37,033 37,260 38,420 39,690 40,230 41,170 41,370 41,640 41,920 41,960 40,480 42,640 44,270 44,080 43,800 42,440 42,720 15.4
Oregon 28,729 25,473   30,151 34,671 34,723 34,261 33,899 34,440 34,800 35,650 34,700 35,380 35,610 35,190 35,790 36,200 36,320 37,570 38,690 38,920 37,850 37,360 37,620 11.0
Pennsylvania 144,645 110,527   113,959 131,182 130,284 131,733 129,777 127,200 123,560 121,840 123,990 123,190 120,390 118,130 119,550 120,570 119,610 121,370 123,220 123,420 120,520 118,990 119,130 -8.2
Rhode Island 10,719 7,825   8,477 9,908 9,724 9,751 9,579 9,730 9,900 10,050 9,390 9,660 10,240 10,390 10,250 10,510 10,300 10,420 10,540 10,390 9,990 9,780 9,740 1.7
                                                   
South Carolina 38,347 32,483   31,617 40,438 40,708 41,442 42,246 41,720 42,650 43,840 45,090 46,640 46,890 46,620 46,480 47,070 48,120 49,580 52,080 52,000 51,900 49,310 50,000 18.4
South Dakota 10,385 7,650   9,278 8,162 8,248 8,196 8,239 7,960 8,140 8,080 8,160 8,280 8,190 8,380 8,500 8,820 9,200 9,350 9,610 9,660 9,470 9,380 9,470 14.9
Tennessee 50,648 46,094   41,568 62,408 61,862 62,454 61,323 60,970 62,010 63,480 63,710 66,310 65,660 64,430 64,190 64,540 65,250 67,010 68,260 67,850 65,050 64,230 64,670 5.5
Texas 171,665 172,480   212,925 280,894 290,470 292,531 301,390 304,360 309,280 318,660 327,690 339,950 349,360 352,500 357,190 363,530 370,780 374,490 387,420 390,110 387,360 374,920 377,680 25.3
Utah 19,886 21,196   32,501 31,481 30,888 31,157 33,186 33,400 34,070 35,400 36,560 37,690 38,350 39,140 40,300 41,230 41,670 42,770 44,030 44,070 43,120 42,500 42,650 28.5
                                                   
Vermont 6,424 6,127   6,675 7,199 6,932 6,859 6,491 6,360 6,240 6,090 6,010 5,930 5,880 5,750 5,680 5,730 5,800 5,660 5,810 5,860 5,420 5,490 5,440 -16.2
Virginia 67,126 60,605   65,596 81,511 82,895 83,336 83,279 83,100 82,680 84,640 84,720 87,490 87,860 87,800 87,670 89,310 89,250 90,680 92,690 92,530 90,310 88,120 88,820 6.6
Washington 50,046 45,941   57,597 66,046 66,453 65,205 66,066 66,240 68,200 69,770 70,840 72,500 73,160 72,220 73,530 74,900 75,990 78,500 81,790 83,300 82,670 81,360 82,790 25.3
West Virginia 23,580 21,854   19,437 17,651 17,311 17,603 17,924 17,510 17,460 17,640 17,370 17,540 17,270 17,230 16,790 16,920 16,600 16,220 16,600 16,370 15,850 15,230 15,270 -14.8
Wisconsin 67,743 52,038   58,545 64,687 64,135 62,705 61,425 60,810 60,460 60,710 60,740 61,560 61,130 60,040 60,420 61,450 60,940 61,020 62,250 61,750 60,700 58,540 58,330 -5.0
Wyoming 6,161 5,823   6,462 5,695 5,600 5,553 5,489 5,590 5,550 5,700 5,660 5,740 5,770 5,770 5,950 5,880 6,130 6,200 6,290 6,170 5,960 5,720 5,590 1.8
                                                   
Jurisdiction                                                  
Bureau of Indian
   Education
   
                                                   
DoDEA4   3,202  
                                                   
Other jurisdictions                                                  
American Samoa 703   698  
Guam 1,033   1,406  
Northern Marianas 227   360  
Puerto Rico 29,049   30,856 25,514 26,231 25,720  
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,260   1,060 958 1,014 1,046 897  
—Not available.
1 U.S. total includes estimates for nonreporting states.
2 Beginning in 1989-90, graduates from adult programs are excluded.
3 Projected data from NCES 91-490, Projections of Education Statistics to 2002.
4 DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1981-82 through 2005-06; "State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2005-06 through 2012-13; and State High School Graduates Projection Model, 1980-81 through 2028-29. (This table was prepared March 2019.)

2018 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest