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Table 2. Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR), by race/ethnicity and selected demographics for the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions: School year 201112
 
  Percent of students
State Total American Indian / Alaska Native Asian / Pacific Islander Hispanic Black White Economically disadvantaged Limited English proficiency Students with disabilities
United States1 80 67 88 73 69 86 72 59 61
Alabama 75 84 85 69 67 81 66 36 54
Alaska 70 54 76 70 61 76 59 47 46
Arizona 76 63 84 70 71 84 71 24 65
Arkansas 84 78 84 78 78 87 79 77 79
California 78 72 90 73 66 86 73 62 61
Colorado 75 58 82 62 66 82 61 53 54
Connecticut 85 84 92 69 73 91 71 63 64
Delaware 80 71 93 74 74 83 72 71 57
District of Columbia 59 <> 74 54 58 86 70 52 44
Florida 75 70 89 73 64 80 65 57 48
Georgia 70 67 82 60 62 78 61 44 35
Hawaii 82 65 84 76 76 79 80 56 74
IIdaho2
Illinois 82 79 93 76 68 89 73 66 69
Indiana 86 78 89 80 73 89 85 78 71
Iowa 89 73 89 77 74 91 80 74 73
Kansas 85 78 86 77 75 88 76 74 77
Kentucky2
Louisiana 72 73 85 70 65 78 66 49 33
Maine 85 72 89 80 72 86 76 74 70
Maryland 84 79 93 73 77 90 75 55 57
Massachusetts 85 70 89 66 73 90 72 61 69
Michigan 76 66 87 64 60 82 64 63 54
Minnesota 78 45 74 53 51 84 59 51 56
Mississippi 75 71 90 79 69 82 70 54 32
Missouri 86 87 90 80 73 89 79 67 73
Montana 84 63 92 79 79 87 73 53 81
Nebraska 88 67 83 78 74 91 80 64 72
Nevada 63 54 74 54 48 72 58 23 24
New Hampshire 86 73 86 74 76 87 73 68 70
New Jersey 86 84 95 77 75 93 75 73 74
New Mexico 70 65 84 68 69 77 65 66 56
New York 77 63 86 63 63 87 68 44 48
North Carolina 80 74 87 73 75 85 75 50 60
North Dakota 87 63 86 73 76 90 74 68 68
Ohio 81 65 90 68 61 86 68 62 68
Oklahoma2
Oregon 68 51 79 60 53 71 61 49 38
Pennsylvania 84 74 89 68 68 89 74 64 70
Rhode Island 77 58 79 67 67 82 66 69 59
South Carolina 75 71 85 69 71 78 68 64 40
South Dakota 83 47 84 67 67 89 67 60 64
Tennessee 87 88 91 80 79 91 82 72 73
Texas 88 87 94 84 84 93 85 59 77
Utah 80 64 78 66 64 83 70 51 64
Vermont 88 ≥80 94 86 72 88 77 75 71
Virginia 83 81 90 73 75 88 72 55 49
Washington 77 59 82 67 67 80 66 54 58
West Virginia 79 67 94 79 74 80 72 83 60
Wisconsin 88 77 89 74 64 92 75 66 69
Wyoming 79 50 86 67 66 82 65 56 59
Bureau of Indian Education and Puerto Rico
Bureau of Indian Education 53 53 53 56 48
Puerto Rico3
— Not available. Data were not reported and have not been imputed.
† Not applicable. No students reported in the cohort.
<> Data were suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual student data.
≥ Greater than or equal to. The estimate has been top coded to protect the confidentiality of individual student data.
1 The United States 4-year ACGR was estimated using both the reported 4-year ACGR data from 47 states and the District of Columbia and using imputed data for Idaho, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. The Bureau of Indian Education and Puerto Rico were not included in the United States 4-year ACGR estimate.
2 The Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a timeline extension for these states to begin reporting 4-year ACGR data, resulting in the 4-year ACGR not being available for these states in SY 2011–12.
3 The Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education approved an exception for Puerto Rico to report 3-year ACGR data instead of 4-year ACGR data for SY 2011–12.
NOTE: Reported rates are presented rounded to the whole percentage point where the related population size is greater than 300. Estimates have been top coded to protect the confidentiality of individual student data. Top coding is a process where rates at or above a specific level are reported in a range, rather than a precise percentage, to protect the privacy of individuals represented either within the reported rate or its inverse. Based on the population size, top coded estimates are presented as being greater than or equal to a certain percent. For example, a rate of 94 percent may be presented as “≥90” percent for one population and “≥80” percent for another, dependent on total population size. Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “NCES Common Core of Data State Dropout and Graduation Rate Data file,” School Year 2011–12, Preliminary Version 1a.