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Table 219.20. Public high school graduates, by region, state, and jurisdiction: Selected years, 1980-81 through 2030-31
Region, state, and jurisdiction Actual data Projected data
1980-81 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10 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 2029-30 2030-31 Percent
change,
2012-13 to
2030-31
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 26
United States 2,725,285 2,320,337 1 2,553,844 3,128,022 3,149,185 3,169,257 3,168,450 3,187,000 3,224,140 3,255,320 3,310,020 3,325,700 3,300,630 3,337,640 3,343,180 3,358,200 3,342,590 3,456,870 3,444,390 3,364,860 3,288,980 3,266,770 3,210,730 3,215,840 1.5
Region                                                    
Northeast 593,727 446,045   453,814 556,400 554,705 555,202 546,910 543,080 545,820 551,480 553,700 552,480 547,850 555,010 551,520 545,880 536,930 556,200 550,750 540,770 529,160 525,990 519,360 517,720 -6.8
Midwest 784,071 616,700   648,020 726,844 716,072 713,662 705,550 708,240 714,040 719,240 728,420 727,640 711,870 718,120 719,090 711,280 711,930 742,570 738,570 722,650 708,980 701,610 691,920 695,170 -2.6
South 868,068 796,385   861,498 1,104,770 1,121,400 1,138,965 1,145,570 1,162,960 1,189,210 1,211,650 1,247,870 1,262,380 1,256,900 1,271,160 1,278,620 1,304,840 1,290,960 1,349,140 1,351,760 1,325,920 1,276,200 1,270,380 1,246,660 1,253,540 10.1
West 479,419 461,207   590,512 740,008 757,008 761,428 770,420 772,720 775,070 772,950 780,030 783,200 784,010 793,350 793,950 796,200 802,780 808,960 803,300 775,520 774,630 768,800 752,790 749,400 -1.6

State
                                                   
Alabama 44,894 40,485   37,819 43,166 45,394 44,233 44,540 45,420 46,070 47,560 48,030 47,280 46,260 45,950 46,100 46,520 46,260 49,130 49,950 49,220 47,430 46,560 46,410 46,710 5.6
Alaska 5,343 5,386   6,615 8,245 7,989 7,860 7,720 7,860 7,840 7,910 8,030 7,890 7,700 7,650 7,660 7,780 7,850 8,080 8,190 8,170 8,050 8,130 8,140 8,170 3.9
Arizona 28,416 32,103   38,304 61,145 63,208 62,208 66,700 67,200 67,120 68,770 66,670 69,880 71,120 71,840 71,820 72,650 73,310 75,980 75,610 73,630 71,850 72,410 73,090 74,690 20.1
Arkansas 29,577 26,475   27,335 28,276 28,419 28,928 29,610 30,350 30,290 30,750 30,940 31,250 31,620 31,600 31,610 31,840 31,430 34,370 34,310 33,570 32,470 31,940 32,060 32,260 11.5
California 242,172 236,291   309,866 404,987 418,664 422,125 424,080 422,830 419,190 411,710 415,890 416,300 413,730 418,060 417,580 416,880 419,130 411,010 405,410 389,640 396,750 394,740 384,290 379,140 -10.2

Colorado
35,897 32,967   38,924 49,321 50,087 50,968 51,310 51,450 53,310 54,060 55,560 56,620 57,340 58,350 58,200 58,100 58,580 59,690 59,540 58,340 56,240 55,010 53,120 51,840 1.7
Connecticut 38,369 27,878   31,562 34,495 38,681 38,722 37,860 37,160 37,420 37,890 37,850 37,640 37,110 37,860 36,880 36,730 36,440 37,520 36,590 36,100 35,150 34,960 34,560 34,470 -11.0
Delaware 7,349 5,550   6,108 8,133 8,247 8,070 8,240 8,390 8,480 8,690 8,780 8,970 9,100 9,410 9,530 9,680 9,490 10,050 10,270 10,220 10,260 10,240 10,260 10,120 25.4
District of Columbia2 4,848 3,626   2,695 3,602 3,860 3,961 3,880 3,990 4,510 4,430 4,780 4,780 4,630 4,470 4,420 4,920 4,890 5,630 5,720 5,800 5,940 6,000 6,220 6,220 57.0
Florida 88,755 88,934   106,708 156,130 151,964 158,029 158,440 163,740 166,540 170,820 175,140 178,610 175,050 175,920 176,190 176,610 180,000 181,450 184,590 178,510 171,640 178,170 166,410 165,710 4.9

Georgia
62,963 56,605   62,563 91,561 90,582 92,416 94,380 97,420 100,070 102,050 105,810 107,810 107,010 108,510 111,460 114,080 112,720 117,670 116,970 114,610 109,150 106,820 104,900 102,850 11.3
Hawaii 11,472 10,325   10,437 10,998 11,360 10,790 11,050 10,760 10,860 10,690 11,180 10,700 11,230 11,300 11,340 11,690 11,490 11,970 11,850 9,220 11,610 11,350 11,240 11,380 5.5
Idaho 12,679 11,971   16,170 17,793 17,568 17,198 19,120 18,050 18,230 19,130 19,510 20,290 20,030 20,450 20,530 21,330 21,290 22,300 22,460 21,800 21,300 21,180 20,820 21,100 22.7
Illinois 136,795 108,119   111,835 139,035 139,575 139,228 137,640 140,520 140,850 141,250 142,720 141,970 138,940 140,280 139,900 140,640 138,780 148,750 149,190 143,660 142,450 141,660 138,950 140,520 0.9
Indiana 73,381 60,012   57,012 64,551 65,667 66,595 67,560 66,750 66,720 68,970 71,590 74,580 67,900 69,240 69,410 69,180 70,190 72,550 73,050 71,480 69,700 68,560 68,170 67,220 0.9

Iowa
42,635 31,796   33,926 34,462 33,230 32,548 32,590 32,450 32,700 32,850 33,280 33,200 33,250 33,600 33,300 34,010 34,510 35,840 35,990 34,990 34,280 33,310 33,280 33,790 3.8
Kansas 29,397 25,367   29,102 31,642 31,898 31,922 32,150 31,900 32,790 32,900 33,530 33,400 33,350 33,720 33,680 33,380 33,500 34,700 34,790 33,920 33,260 32,270 32,070 31,500 -1.3
Kentucky 41,714 38,005   36,830 42,664 42,642 42,888 42,400 42,530 43,280 43,280 44,160 44,260 44,820 44,210 44,280 44,890 44,420 46,770 46,390 45,670 43,640 43,200 38,660 41,160 -4.0
Louisiana 46,199 36,053   38,430 36,573 36,675 37,508 38,180 37,720 38,790 39,380 41,860 41,330 41,690 41,180 42,120 42,280 40,970 43,210 42,810 41,940 40,350 39,420 38,790 39,580 5.5
Maine 15,554 13,839   12,211 14,069 13,473 13,170 12,730 12,560 12,790 12,640 12,690 12,820 12,460 12,520 12,550 12,520 12,340 12,520 12,320 12,070 11,520 11,410 11,100 11,300 -14.2

Maryland
54,050 41,566   47,849 59,078 58,811 58,896 58,120 57,650 57,490 57,290 59,120 58,280 60,090 60,710 60,700 62,300 61,100 64,780 65,480 63,880 62,300 62,520 61,960 62,570 6.2
Massachusetts 74,831 55,941 3 52,950 64,462 65,157 66,360 65,200 65,790 68,630 68,610 69,250 69,380 68,550 69,600 69,200 68,680 66,620 69,660 69,330 67,160 65,780 65,690 64,760 65,080 -1.9
Michigan 124,372 93,807   97,679 110,682 105,446 104,210 102,520 102,020 100,800 101,570 102,940 102,310 99,690 99,520 99,800 93,400 92,820 95,550 91,240 89,620 88,900 89,510 88,460 88,670 -14.9
Minnesota 64,166 49,087   57,372 59,667 57,501 58,255 56,370 56,800 56,640 57,250 57,740 58,840 58,130 59,640 60,260 59,850 60,600 63,910 64,050 62,860 62,620 62,060 62,820 63,850 9.6
Mississippi 28,083 25,182   24,232 25,478 26,158 26,502 26,650 26,260 26,770 26,900 28,000 26,960 26,160 25,800 26,120 25,580 24,890 26,640 25,980 24,220 21,200 22,240 20,350 20,350 -23.2

Missouri
60,359 48,957   52,848 63,994 61,313 61,407 60,900 60,590 61,600 60,890 61,380 60,880 60,480 61,400 61,500 62,070 62,240 64,620 64,190 61,930 59,560 57,390 55,770 54,130 -11.8
Montana 11,634 9,370   10,903 10,075 9,750 9,369 9,470 9,390 9,320 9,380 9,480 9,350 9,240 9,350 9,590 9,580 9,970 10,090 10,240 9,840 9,290 9,280 8,980 8,710 -7.0
Nebraska 21,411 17,664   20,149 19,370 20,464 20,442 20,580 20,650 21,090 21,130 21,800 21,880 22,310 22,530 22,730 22,520 22,370 21,720 23,290 23,410 22,860 22,310 22,470 22,370 9.4
Nevada 9,069 9,477   14,551 20,956 21,891 23,038 22,720 23,040 23,190 23,780 24,140 24,430 24,680 25,130 24,880 25,470 26,070 27,330 27,190 26,280 26,110 26,090 25,800 25,660 11.4
New Hampshire 11,552 10,766   11,829 15,034 14,426 14,262 13,790 13,520 13,600 13,160 13,100 12,960 13,040 13,010 12,840 12,740 12,470 12,670 12,440 11,940 11,450 11,490 11,200 11,300 -20.8

New Jersey
93,168 69,824   74,420 96,225 93,819 96,490 95,220 95,250 97,130 97,990 98,320 98,380 96,990 99,310 99,100 97,640 96,600 101,280 100,050 99,760 97,140 96,830 95,800 95,730 -0.8
New Mexico 17,915 14,884   18,031 18,595 20,315 19,232 18,590 19,530 19,480 19,770 19,900 19,910 20,010 20,270 20,500 20,680 20,080 20,990 20,930 20,520 18,930 18,370 17,800 17,620 -8.4
New York 198,465 143,318   141,731 183,826 180,806 180,351 178,810 179,110 178,260 181,790 182,400 180,750 180,570 181,300 179,920 179,260 174,780 179,790 177,050 174,460 171,920 168,920 166,880 164,790 -8.6
North Carolina 69,395 64,782   62,140 88,704 93,977 94,339 96,210 97,020 98,970 101,710 104,850 106,900 105,320 106,090 99,210 105,330 104,390 108,460 108,620 107,230 103,470 102,010 101,920 102,110 8.2
North Dakota 9,924 7,690   8,606 7,155 6,942 6,900 6,960 7,040 7,020 6,940 6,940 7,140 7,070 7,240 7,340 7,490 7,740 8,130 8,230 8,180 7,990 7,970 8,190 8,130 17.9

Ohio
143,503 114,513   111,668 123,437 123,135 122,491 119,520 120,940 125,050 126,590 126,900 124,480 122,460 122,510 121,650 119,850 119,780 124,570 123,300 122,290 119,380 119,770 115,900 119,420 -2.5
Oklahoma 38,875 35,606   37,646 38,503 37,305 37,033 37,260 38,420 39,690 40,230 41,030 41,610 41,740 42,790 43,080 42,130 43,630 46,400 46,740 46,440 45,370 44,680 44,120 45,010 21.5
Oregon 28,729 25,473   30,151 34,671 34,261 33,899 34,440 34,800 35,650 34,700 34,540 34,130 33,600 33,520 33,860 33,600 34,440 35,680 35,880 34,780 34,300 33,470 33,270 33,410 -1.4
Pennsylvania 144,645 110,527   113,959 131,182 131,733 129,777 127,200 123,560 121,840 123,990 124,750 124,710 123,300 125,260 124,980 122,310 122,190 126,590 127,080 124,090 121,240 122,000 120,500 120,620 -7.1
Rhode Island 10,719 7,825   8,477 9,908 9,751 9,579 9,730 9,900 10,050 9,390 9,620 10,190 10,230 10,460 10,480 10,410 10,160 10,600 10,350 10,000 9,760 9,580 9,480 9,530 -0.5

South Carolina
38,347 32,483   31,617 40,438 41,442 42,246 41,720 42,650 43,840 45,090 46,790 46,920 46,360 46,920 47,560 48,970 49,160 52,560 52,450 52,090 49,830 50,050 50,030 50,110 18.6
South Dakota 10,385 7,650   9,278 8,162 8,196 8,239 7,960 8,140 8,080 8,160 8,230 8,030 8,150 8,260 8,680 8,820 9,260 9,680 9,600 9,580 9,540 9,410 9,390 9,560 16.0
Tennessee 50,648 46,094   41,568 62,408 62,454 61,323 60,970 62,010 63,480 63,710 64,290 64,840 63,270 63,490 64,390 64,790 65,410 67,650 66,930 64,130 63,770 64,470 65,000 65,880 7.4
Texas 171,665 172,480   212,925 280,894 292,531 301,390 304,360 309,280 318,660 327,690 339,670 347,610 348,890 358,960 365,190 376,740 366,990 385,550 386,120 384,320 369,620 362,890 361,710 365,840 21.4
Utah 19,886 21,196   32,501 31,481 31,157 33,186 33,400 34,070 35,400 36,560 37,550 38,170 38,880 40,610 41,060 41,540 42,790 45,000 45,240 44,780 44,270 44,020 43,480 44,970 35.5

Vermont
6,424 6,127   6,675 7,199 6,859 6,491 6,360 6,240 6,090 6,010 5,740 5,650 5,590 5,700 5,570 5,590 5,340 5,580 5,550 5,210 5,210 5,100 5,080 4,910 -24.4
Virginia 67,126 60,605   65,596 81,511 83,336 83,279 83,100 82,680 84,640 84,720 87,150 87,750 87,950 88,380 89,600 90,940 88,270 91,080 90,840 87,020 83,650 83,580 82,860 82,120 -1.4
Washington 50,046 45,941   57,597 66,046 65,205 66,066 66,240 68,200 69,770 70,840 71,790 69,720 70,670 70,890 71,000 70,740 71,590 74,300 74,370 72,260 69,840 68,840 67,000 66,930 1.3
West Virginia 23,580 21,854   19,437 17,651 17,603 17,924 17,510 17,460 17,640 17,370 17,480 17,230 16,950 16,790 17,090 17,270 16,960 17,770 17,610 17,060 16,120 15,580 15,030 14,940 -16.7
Wisconsin 67,743 52,038   58,545 64,687 62,705 61,425 60,810 60,460 60,710 60,740 61,380 60,930 60,130 60,180 60,840 60,070 60,130 62,560 61,670 60,740 58,460 57,400 56,470 56,020 -8.8
Wyoming 6,161 5,823   6,462 5,695 5,553 5,489 5,590 5,550 5,700 5,660 5,790 5,810 5,780 5,930 5,930 6,160 6,210 6,540 6,400 6,270 6,100 5,910 5,770 5,790 5.4

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 25,720 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
U.S. Virgin Islands --- 1,260   1,060 958 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. Projections in this table were calculated after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and take into account the expected impacts of the pandemic. 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, through 2030-31. (This table was prepared January 2022.)

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