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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 2016-17
State Total, ACGR for all students ACGR for students with selected characteristics,1 2016-17
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013- 14 2014- 15 2015- 16 2016- 17 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 19
United States 79 6 80 6 81 7 82 83 84 85 89 78 80 91 --- --- 72 8 --- 67 8 66 8 78 8
Alabama9 72   75   80   86 89 87 89 91 87 88 95 --- --- ---   91 ---   ---   ---  
Alaska 68   70   72   71 76 76 78 82 74 77 84 88 77 69   75 59   58   72  
Arizona 78   76   75   76 77 80 78 83 74 75 89 --- --- 67   --- 66   30   72  
Arkansas 81   84   85   87 85 87 88 90 83 86 86 92 69 89   86 84   82   85  
California 76   79   80   81 82 83 83 87 73 80 93 93 91 68   70 65   67   79  
                                                   
Colorado 74   75   77   77 77 79 79 84 72 71 89 90 77 64   80 57   65   69  
Connecticut 83   85   86   87 87 87 88 93 80 78 95 95 81 88   88 67   68   78  
Delaware 78   80   80   87 86 86 87 90 83 82 95 96 >=50 76   91 69   69   78  
District of Columbia 59   59   62   61 69 69 73 85 72 72 78   >=90 53   63   73  
Florida 71   75   76   76 78 81 82 86 75 81 93 93 87 80   83 66   67   77  
                                                   
Georgia 67   70   72   73 79 79 81 84 78 74 91 --- --- 79   82 59   59   76  
Hawaii 80   81   82   82 82 83 83 80 79 80 84 --- --- 79   --- 65   69   78  
Idaho ---   ---   ---   77 79 80 80 81 70 75 85 86 78 66   76 61   75   72  
Illinois 84   82   83   86 86 86 87 91 79 84 95 95 82 81   86 71   74   79  
Indiana 86   86   87   88 87 87 84 88 71 76 80 81 70 76   82 71   50   80  
                                                   
Iowa 88   89   90   91 91 91 91 93 82 82 91 93 77 83   85 74   80   84  
Kansas 83   85   86   86 86 86 87 89 78 81 93 94 75 81   84 78   80   79  
Kentucky ---   ---   86   88 88 89 90 91 82 84 92 93 76 77   87 74   67   87  
Louisiana 71   72   74   75 78 79 78 84 73 67 90 91 77 81   82 53   36   73  
Maine 84   85   86   87 88 87 87 87 83 89 89 88 >=50 71   79 73   81   79  
                                                   
Maryland 83   84   85   86 87 88 88 93 85 74 96 96 89 86   91 68   45   79  
Massachusetts 83   85   85   86 87 88 88 93 80 74 94 94 78 81   85 73   63   79  
Michigan 74   76   77   79 80 80 80 84 69 73 91 91 85 68   75 57   69   68  
Minnesota 77   78   80   81 82 82 83 88 65 66 85 86 63 51   71 61   65   69  
Mississippi 75   75   76   78 81 82 83 87 79 81 91 91 >=80 80   79 36   67   80  
                                                   
Missouri 81   84   86   87 88 89 88 91 76 84 91 --- --- 84   89 77   67   80  
Montana 82   84   84   85 86 86 86 89 81 80 91 94 83 69   --- 77   63   77  
Nebraska 86   88   89   90 89 89 89 93 81 82 82 82 85 70   86 71   50   82  
Nevada 62   63   71   70 71 74 81 84 68 80 91 93 82 74   81 65   82   77  
New Hampshire 86   86   87   88 88 88 89 90 79 76 93 93 >=50 75   85 74   78   78  
                                                   
New Jersey 83   86   88   89 90 90 91 95 83 84 97 97 >=95 92   92 79   76   84  
New Mexico 63   70   70   69 69 71 71 76 68 71 85 --- --- 61   --- 62   68   66  
New York 77   77   77   78 79 80 82 90 72 71 88 88 77 67   83 55   31   75  
North Carolina 78   80   83   84 86 86 87 89 84 81 94 --- --- 84   84 70   58   82  
North Dakota 86   87   88   87 87 88 87 91 75 76 80 80 --- 68   --- 66   69   74  
                                                   
Ohio 80   81   82   82 81 84 84 88 69 74 88 --- --- 76   79 71   55   73  
Oklahoma ---   ---   85   83 83 82 83 84 80 79 86 86 84 83   83 77   57   77  
Oregon 68   68   69   72 74 75 77 78 68 73 86 89 69 59   77 59   55   70  
Pennsylvania 83   84   86   85 85 86 87 91 74 74 92 92 90 73   79 74   65   80  
Rhode Island 77   77   80   81 83 83 84 88 81 76 88 89 68 73   79 63   72   76  
                                                   
South Carolina 74   75   78   80 80 83 84 85 81 81 93 --- --- 76   --- 54   77   85  
South Dakota 83   83   83   83 84 84 84 90 78 71 85 50   78 60   59   67  
Tennessee 86   87   86   87 88 89 90 93 84 84 94 94 93 89   --- 73   74   85  
Texas 86   88   88   88 89 89 90 94 86 88 96 96 89 86   92 77   76   87  
Utah 76   80   83   84 85 85 86 88 73 77 87 89 86 74   87 69   67   77  
                                                   
Vermont 87   88   87   88 88 88 89 90 77 90 82   83 76   66   81  
Virginia 82   83   85   85 86 87 87 91 83 73 93 94 91 83   90 60   57   78  
Washington 76   77   76   78 78 80 79 82 72 73 85 88 68 62   80 59   58   70  
West Virginia 78   79   81   85 87 90 89 90 87 92 95 95 >=50 >=80   83 76     87  
Wisconsin 87   88   88   89 88 88 89 93 67 80 91 91 85 79   84 68   65   77  
Wyoming 80   79   77   79 79 80 86 88 83 80 84 81 >=50 59   79 68   77   65  
---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 https://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 reports separately.
6 Includes imputed data for Idaho, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. Data were not available for these states because they had not yet started reporting ACGR data in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
7 Includes imputed data for Idaho. Data were not available for Idaho because this state had not yet started reporting ACGR data in 2012-13.
8 Includes estimated data for Alabama because Alabama did not report data for this subgroup. Estimated Alabama data were based on data published on the Alabama State Education Agency website.
9 Use data with caution. The Alabama State Department of Education has indicated that their ACGR data for some years 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 ">=" symbol have been "blurred" (rounded) 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 2016-17. (This table was prepared December 2018.)

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