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Table 302.50. Estimated rate of 2011-12 high school graduates attending degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by state: 2012
State Number of graduates from high schools located in the state Number of fall 2012 first-time freshmen graduating from high school in the previous 12 months Estimated rate of high school graduates going to college
Total1 Public,
2011-12
Private,
2012-13
State residents
enrolled in
institutions
in any state2
State residents
enrolled in
institutions in
their home state3
In any state In their
home state
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
United States 3,457,955 3,149,185 308,770 2,132,264 4  1,729,792 61.7 50.0
Alabama 50,164 45,394 4,770 29,728   26,567 59.3 53.0
Alaska 8,189 7,989 200 3,732   2,413 45.6 29.5
Arizona 66,218 63,208 3,010 35,181   31,132 53.1 47.0
Arkansas 30,019 28,419 1,600 20,185   18,244 67.2 60.8
California 451,364 418,664 32,700 263,843   231,215 58.5 51.2
                 
Colorado 52,607 50,087 2,520 31,139   23,268 59.2 44.2
Connecticut 44,751 38,681 6,070 31,662   17,396 70.8 38.9
Delaware 10,037 8,247 1,790 6,500   4,632 64.8 46.1
District of Columbia5 5,680 3,860 1,820 2,463   450 43.4 7.9
Florida 171,404 151,964 19,440 107,716   94,985 62.8 55.4
                 
Georgia 99,952 90,582 9,370 66,494   55,399 66.5 55.4
Hawaii 13,970 11,360 2,610 9,040   6,091 64.7 43.6
Idaho 18,238 17,568 670 8,782   6,179 48.2 33.9
Illinois 153,605 139,575 14,030 92,394   63,610 60.2 41.4
Indiana. 70,767 65,667 5,100 44,612   38,812 63.0 54.8
                 
Iowa 41,550 33,230 2,400 23,488   20,340 56.5 49.0
Kansas 34,078 31,898 2,180 22,239   19,058 65.3 55.9
Kentucky 47,442 42,642 4,800 29,830   26,624 62.9 56.1
Louisiana 44,575 36,675 7,900 28,831   26,024 64.7 58.4
Maine 16,103 13,473 2,630 8,681   5,829 53.9 36.2
                 
Maryland 67,781 58,811 8,970 41,033   25,773 60.5 38.0
Massachusetts 76,177 65,157 11,020 53,836   36,132 70.7 47.4
Michigan 115,256 105,446 9,810 70,843   63,296 61.5 54.9
Minnesota 61,891 57,501 4,390 43,264   30,237 69.9 48.9
Mississippi 29,748 26,158 3,590 23,436   21,752 78.8 73.1
                 
Missouri 69,053 61,313 7,740 42,762   35,648 61.9 51.6
Montana 10,140 9,750 390 5,907   4,598 58.3 45.3
Nebraska 22,844 20,464 2,380 14,750   11,969 64.6 52.4
Nevada 22,731 21,891 840 12,288   9,310 54.1 41.0
New Hampshire 16,886 14,426 2,460 10,418   5,618 61.7 33.3
                 
New Jersey 106,919 93,819 13,100 72,631   41,204 67.9 38.5
New Mexico 21,375 20,315 1,060 14,831   12,903 69.4 60.4
New York 209,216 180,806 28,410 146,458   117,960 70.0 56.4
North Carolina 101,097 93,977 7,120 62,531   55,578 61.9 55.0
North Dakota 7,322 6,942 380 4,751   3,527 64.9 48.2
                 
Ohio 135,885 123,135 12,750 81,428   69,039 59.9 50.8
Oklahoma 39,295 37,305 1,990 22,667   20,207 57.7 51.4
Oregon 37,301 34,261 3,040 17,509   13,343 46.9 35.8
Pennsylvania 146,493 131,733 14,760 87,075   70,625 59.4 48.2
Rhode Island 11,501 9,751 1,750 7,715   5,056 67.1 44.0
                 
South Carolina 44,452 41,442 3,010 29,023   26,154 65.3 58.8
South Dakota 8,456 8,196 260 5,825   4,443 68.9 52.5
Tennessee 67,964 62,454 5,510 41,027   34,318 60.4 50.5
Texas 306,591 292,531 14,060 176,871   156,566 57.7 51.1
Utah 32,757 31,157 1,600 16,650   15,101 50.8 46.1
                 
Vermont 7,789 6,859 930 4,142   2,040 53.2 26.2
Virginia 89,866 83,336 6,530 58,035   47,582 64.6 52.9
Washington 71,165 65,205 5,960 34,168   25,854 48.0 36.3
West Virginia 18,383 17,603 780 10,241   9,110 55.7 49.6
Wisconsin 71,225 62,705 8,520 41,715   33,972 58.6 47.7
Wyoming 5,603 5,553 50 3,170   2,426 56.6 43.3
1 Total includes public high school graduates for 2011-12 and private high school graduates for 2012-13. Data on private high school graduates are not available for 2011-12.
2 All U.S. resident students living in a particular state when admitted to an institution in any state. Students may be enrolled in any state.
3 Students who attend institutions in their home state. Total includes 183 students attending U.S. Service Academies in their home state, not shown separately.
4 U.S. total includes some U.S. residents whose home state is unknown.
5 A percentage of the private high school graduates are not residents of the District of Columbia.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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), "NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2011-12; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013-14; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2013, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared January 2016.)

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