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Table 219.40.Public high school averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR), by sex, race/ethnicity, and state or jurisdiction: School year 2018-19
State or
jurisdiction
Total, male and female Male Female
Total1 American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Asian Black Hispanic Pacific
Islander
White Two or
more
races
Total1 American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Asian Black Hispanic Pacific
Islander
White Two or
more
races
Total1 American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Asian Black Hispanic Pacific
Islander
White Two or
more
races
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 87.3   77.0   100.0   80.0   86.7   83.9   88.6   91.7   84.4   73.7   99.2   75.1   82.8   80.3   86.7   88.2   90.4   80.4   100.0   85.2   90.9   87.6   90.6   95.3  
Alabama 82.1   90.6   92.0   78.4   90.8   84.9 2 82.7   100.0   78.7   88.0   91.8   72.9   87.3     80.4   96.7   85.8   93.5   92.1   84.2   94.6     85.1   100.0  
Alaska 87.3   75.1   95.4   86.6   93.3   99.0   90.0   90.1   85.6   70.9   92.9   81.1   93.2   96.0   89.9   88.7   89.1   79.8   98.2   92.4   93.4   100.0   90.1   91.7  
Arizona 86.5   81.9   100.0   87.3   84.3   100.0   87.3   100.0   82.6   75.0   100.0   83.6   79.4   100.0   84.5   98.6   90.6   88.9   100.0   91.3   89.4   100.0   90.3   100.0  
Arkansas 86.8   82.8   98.7   83.6   90.1   83.3   86.9   92.1   84.5   80.8   100.0   79.2   88.0   78.7   85.2   86.8   89.3   84.7   96.5   88.1   92.4   87.7   88.8   97.9  
California 91.3   80.9   100.0   82.7   89.3   89.7   90.8   100.0   88.6   78.6   100.0   79.8   86.0   87.7   89.0   100.0   94.0   83.2   100.0   85.7   92.8   91.8   92.8   100.0  

Colorado

87.3

 

74.9

 

97.3

 

82.5

 

83.0

 

99.1

 

89.8

 

89.4

 

84.3

 

74.5

 

95.1

 

78.5

 

78.7

 

87.3

2

87.6

 

85.6

 

90.5

 

75.2

 

99.3

 

86.9

 

87.6

 

100.0

2

92.0

 

93.0

 
Connecticut 90.7   85.7   100.0   86.2   85.5   100.0 2 92.3   100.0   88.9   79.9 2 100.0   82.3   82.3     91.2   100.0   92.6   90.5 2 100.0   90.5   89.0     93.4   100.0  
Delaware 83.0   80.3 2 99.4   78.5   88.4     83.3   83.7   78.5     98.1   72.1   83.1     79.5   81.9   87.9     100.0   84.9   94.1     87.6   85.3  
District of Columbia 70.7     87.3 2 69.5   68.2     88.3   74.4 2 64.5       62.1   64.4     93.5     77.1     84.7 2 77.2   72.4     82.8    
Florida 86.4   77.1   100.0   80.7   88.9   99.0   86.7   84.1   82.6   72.9   100.0   75.4   84.9   89.4   84.1   80.4   90.2   82.1   100.0   86.3   93.1   100.0   89.5   87.8  

Georgia

81.9

 

75.4

 

99.9

 

79.2

 

81.0

 

80.4

 

83.2

 

82.2

 

77.5

 

67.5

 

98.3

 

73.2

 

75.2

 

66.8

2

80.5

 

77.2

 

86.6

 

84.9

 

100.0

 

85.5

 

87.3

 

93.4

2

86.0

 

87.3

 
Hawaii 81.0   56.3 2 92.8   67.7   85.3   71.5   73.6   81.7   77.7   60.5 2 89.9   64.7   80.8   67.6   73.0   77.0   84.4     95.7   71.0   90.2   75.5   74.2   87.0  
Idaho 86.0   63.8   100.0   88.6   82.3   93.2 2 86.7   91.8   82.7   61.7   100.0   93.3   78.0   78.0 2 83.5   87.4   89.4   66.1   100.0   83.8   86.6   100.0 2 90.0   96.6  
Illinois 86.3   69.2   100.0   74.0   84.7   88.9   90.0   88.3   83.7   63.6   100.0   69.3   80.8   86.5 2 88.8   85.2   89.0   74.7   100.0   78.9   88.9   91.1 2 91.2   91.4  
Indiana 85.8   74.7   100.0   78.8   88.3   100.0 2 86.6   78.6   82.2   70.3   100.0   72.0   83.0     83.8   72.9   89.7   79.5 2 100.0   85.5   94.0     89.5   84.6  

Iowa

91.9

 

69.9

 

100.0

 

83.1

 

90.1

 

100.0

2

92.5

 

90.9

 

89.9

 

71.6

2

100.0

 

78.2

 

86.5

 

100.0

2

90.9

 

88.7

 

93.9

 

68.2

2

100.0

 

88.0

 

94.1

 


 

94.2

 

93.0

 
Kansas 90.5   74.7   98.9   83.0   88.1   91.7 2 92.0   87.7   87.8   79.9   99.9   78.9   83.3     89.9   84.3   93.3   68.8   97.9   87.3   93.2     94.2   91.1  
Kentucky 87.8   91.4 2 100.0   84.1   94.0   100.0 2 87.4   91.2   86.0   91.0 2 100.0   79.9   88.9     86.1   91.4   89.8     100.0   88.6   100.0     88.9   90.9  
Louisiana 78.6   74.3   96.0   74.3   77.6   63.2 2 81.9   97.0   74.2   71.1   94.1   68.8   73.1     78.6   88.6   83.3   77.8   97.9   80.3   82.6     85.4   100.0  
Maine 83.4   66.0   100.0   96.7   87.6     82.4   90.0   82.3   62.1 2 100.0   95.8   83.5     81.2   88.3   84.6   71.2 2 100.0   97.6   92.4     83.6   92.0  

Maryland

87.7

 

78.0

 

100.0

 

83.3

 

84.4

 

100.0

2

90.4

 

89.6

 

84.3

 

70.3

2

100.0

 

78.7

 

79.2

 

100.0

2

88.7

 

85.1

 

91.3

 

85.5

2

100.0

 

88.4

 

90.2

 

100.0

2

92.1

 

94.2

 
Massachusetts 91.1   82.6   100.0   91.9   83.9   89.0 2 92.0   90.3   88.8   86.3 2 100.0   87.4   79.6   89.2 2 90.6   88.6   93.4   78.7 2 100.0   96.6   88.7   88.7 2 93.5   91.9  
Michigan 81.4   68.1   98.8   68.9   82.0   84.9   84.0   81.2   78.0   64.5   97.1   63.2   77.6   82.1 2 81.3   77.3   84.9   71.8   100.0   74.9   86.6   87.5 2 86.9   85.0  
Minnesota 93.3   64.9   99.3   91.0   87.0   89.3 2 94.5   93.3   91.3   61.8   98.9   87.6   82.3     92.9   90.9   95.4   68.3   99.8   94.4   92.0     96.2   95.6  
Mississippi 78.2   73.4 2 90.8   74.9   82.4     80.5   100.0   73.0   69.8 2 88.8   67.7   78.0     77.4   100.0   83.8   75.9 2 92.8   82.6   87.2     83.9   100.0  

Missouri

88.7

 

88.7

 

100.0

 

80.8

 

92.3

 

82.5

 

89.4

 

100.0

 

87.0

 

80.9

 

98.0

 

77.6

 

88.0

 

83.9

2

88.3

 

98.1

 

90.6

 

96.1

 

100.0

 

84.1

 

96.9

 

81.1

2

90.5

 

100.0

 
Montana 84.9   66.3   89.7 2 74.6   78.6   77.3 2 87.6   94.5   83.4   65.1   80.6 2 67.8 2 75.8     86.1   98.8   86.5   67.6   97.6 2 84.0 2 81.6     89.2   89.8  
Nebraska 93.5   70.5   100.0   87.5   91.1     95.1   85.6   90.7   70.8   100.0   82.9   85.8     93.4   77.9   96.4   70.1   100.0   92.4   96.8     96.9   94.2  
Nevada 86.8   69.8   100.0   80.6   86.4   93.8   85.7   91.0   83.0   63.6   100.0   74.4   81.8   88.0   83.4   86.3   90.9   76.1   100.0   87.3   91.3   99.8   88.2   95.8  
New Hampshire 86.7   75.0 2 95.7   88.6   95.7     86.5   63.3   84.4     95.0   84.2   94.0     84.2   59.3   89.3     96.4   92.9   97.4     89.0   68.0  

New Jersey

90.9

 

92.6

 

98.7

 

83.1

 

89.0

 

97.4

 

92.6

 

96.6

 

88.7

 

94.5

2

98.2

 

79.4

 

85.2

 

89.9

2

91.4

 

92.4

 

93.2

 

89.8

2

99.2

 

86.9

 

93.0

 

100.0

2

94.0

 

100.0

 
New Mexico 75.0   77.5   94.5   69.8   74.2     74.2   93.6   71.2   73.2   93.5   64.6   70.1     71.3   92.8   79.0   82.1   95.6   75.8   78.5     77.2   94.4  
New York 85.1   82.8   96.2   75.8   78.4   --- 3 90.2   87.1   81.8   78.8   93.6   70.7   73.8   --- 3 88.3   82.2   88.7   86.9   99.0   81.3   83.3   --- 3 92.3   92.0  
North Carolina 86.3   75.3   99.6   82.2   86.1   91.3   87.8   90.3   83.0   73.1   98.4   77.6   81.4   81.8 2 85.4   86.8   89.9   77.5   100.0   87.1   91.3   98.6 2 90.4   93.9  
North Dakota 89.0   70.9   100.0   100.0   81.4     90.1   100.0 2 87.8   69.0   100.0 2 95.3   74.2     89.6   100.0 2 90.4   73.2   100.0 2 100.0   89.7     90.7   100.0 2

Ohio

89.1

 

82.7

 

100.0

 

78.3

 

89.4

 

100.0

2

91.4

 

84.3

 

86.5

 

81.5

2

100.0

 

72.7

 

83.5

 

100.0

2

89.7

 

80.9

 

91.8

 

83.5

 

100.0

 

84.2

 

95.6

 

100.0

2

93.2

 

87.7

 
Oklahoma 87.6   82.8   98.5   81.4   90.1   100.0   88.2   92.6   85.0   80.3   96.6   78.8   86.5   100.0 2 85.9   89.4   90.3   85.5   100.0   84.3   94.1   98.3 2 90.5   95.9  
Oregon 87.3   78.0   100.0   87.4   87.2   93.6   86.2   91.2   84.6   67.4   97.5   83.8   82.5   91.9   84.6   87.5   90.1   88.5   100.0   91.4   92.1   95.0   88.0   95.1  
Pennsylvania 90.6   90.3   100.0   80.4   88.3   96.6   92.3   94.7   88.8   92.0   100.0   76.3   83.2   100.0 2 91.4   91.7   92.6   88.6 2 100.0   84.8   93.6   93.0 2 93.2   97.6  
Rhode Island 87.0   70.0 2 92.8   90.6   86.7     86.8   80.5   83.4   64.4 2 93.9   86.4   81.3     83.9   78.1   90.8   77.1 2 91.6   94.9   92.7     89.9   83.2  

South Carolina

82.1

 

69.3

 

100.0

 

76.8

 

87.3

 

89.0

2

84.4

 

82.1

 

77.1

 

66.7

2

99.6

 

69.5

 

81.3

 

85.7

2

81.1

 

76.1

 

87.4

 

71.9

2

100.0

 

84.7

 

93.5

 

92.3

2

87.8

 

88.3

 
South Dakota 84.4   56.9   95.8   84.0   84.9     88.0   91.8   81.2   54.8   100.0 2 82.9   77.6     84.7   85.7   87.8   59.0   91.0 2 85.2   92.6     91.7   98.1  
Tennessee 85.3   80.2   99.6   79.9   90.3   83.8 2 85.9   98.1   82.9   80.3 2 98.2   75.2   86.4   66.7 2 84.4   93.3   88.0   80.0 2 100.0   84.9   94.9   100.0 2 87.5   100.0  
Texas 87.9   82.6   100.0   85.4   86.3   93.3   89.3   95.8   85.0   80.6   100.0   81.3   82.9   92.0   87.5   92.3   91.0   84.8   100.0   89.7   90.0   94.6   91.2   99.4  
Utah 88.0   79.7   100.0   84.5   83.6   89.8   88.5   97.4   85.6   76.5   97.0   76.5   79.8   87.6   86.6   95.5   90.5   83.0   100.0   94.0   87.5   92.2   90.4   99.4  

Vermont

80.4

 


 

89.2

 

83.2

 

99.7

 


 

80.5

 

59.3

 

80.4

 


 

79.3

2

75.3

2

95.9

2


 

80.9

 

64.5

2

80.4

 


 

100.0

2

91.4

2

100.0

2


 

80.0

 

54.2

2
Virginia 91.5   81.9   100.0   87.3   89.3   91.0   92.4   95.0   89.6   81.9   100.0   84.0   85.5   97.1 2 91.3   93.3   93.6   81.9   100.0   90.9   93.5   85.9 2 93.6   96.7  
Washington 82.1   55.5   87.5   70.1   95.8   73.5   78.1   79.8   79.0   51.0   85.4   65.9   92.0   68.1   75.5   76.2   85.1   60.0   89.8   74.4   99.8   78.8   80.8   83.5  
West Virginia 85.4     100.0   80.5   99.8     84.9   100.0   84.4     98.2 2 79.8   100.0     83.9   100.0   86.5     100.0 2 81.2   98.0     86.0   97.9  
Wisconsin 95.0   80.4   100.0   77.6   91.9   100.0 2 97.0   100.0   93.1   79.1   100.0   71.5   88.5     96.0   100.0   97.0   81.8   100.0   84.4   95.6     98.1   100.0  
Wyoming 82.8   53.0   100.0 2 74.4 2 77.0     85.0   87.4   79.4   51.6   100.0 2 70.5 2 75.0     81.7   72.1 2 86.6 54.6     80.2 2 79.4     88.5   100.0 2

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  American Samoa --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---  
  Guam --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---  
  Northern Marianas --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  Puerto Rico 71.5         71.5       ---   66.8         66.8         76.2         76.3        
  U.S. Virgin Islands 70.2       73.6   52.5         62.6       64.3   48.1 2       77.8       83.1   56.3        
---Not available.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
1Total averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR) is based on reported totals of enrollment by grade and high school graduates, rather than on details reported by race/ethnicity.
2AFGR is based on an estimate of 30 to 99 students entering ninth grade and may show large variation from year to year.
3AFGR for Pacific Islander students is not shown for New York because 2014-15 and 2015-16 enrollment data for Pacific Islander students are missing for New York.
4DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
NOTE: The AFGR provides an estimate of the percentage of students who receive a regular diploma within 4 years of entering ninth grade. The rate uses aggregate student enrollment data to estimate the size of an incoming freshman class and aggregate counts of the number of diplomas awarded 4 years later. Due to the time lapse between the reporting of enrollment and high school graduates, calculated rates may exceed 100 percent in some cases. Graduation rates exceeding 100 percent have been capped at 100 percent in this table. Data used in computing the AFGR for race/ethnicity categories include only students for whom race/ethnicity was reported for both enrollment and high school graduates. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Dropout and Completion Data File," 2018–19; and "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17. (This table was prepared August 2023.)

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