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Table 4. Public high school averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR), by gender and race/ethnicity, for the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions: School year 201112
 
  Percent of students
State Total Female Male American Indian /
Alaskan Native
Asian / Pacific
Islander
Hispanic Black White
United States 81 85 78 68 93 76 68 85
Alabama 75 79 72 87 89 67 68 80
Alaska 79 82 78 62 98 84 75 83
Arizona 77 81 73 67 89 72 73 82
Arkansas 78 81 75 69 84 80 72 79
California 82 86 78 77 96 77 70 88
Colorado 82 86 79 57 87 76 65 84
Connecticut 86 89 83 ≥98 95 74 73 90
Delaware 77 82 72 89 96 70 69 81
District of Columbia 71 80 62 <> <> 59 70 98
Florida 75 82 73 94 94 78 66 77
Georgia 70 75 66 86 90 64 62 76
Hawaii 78 81 75 65 76 68 77 56
Idaho 84 86 82 67 96 83 78 83
Illinois 82 85 83 91 98 79 64 89
Indiana 80 87 78 80 ≥99 83 63 82
Iowa 89 92 87 59 91 88 64 90
Kansas 89 92 86 64 92 87 70 89
Kentucky 82 86 80 72 ≥99 89 78 82
Louisiana 72 78 66 68 98 87 65 76
Maine 87 88 86 60 ≥98 97 83 86
Maryland 84 89 81 70 96 85 74 87
Massachusetts 86 89 85 70 98 69 82 90
Michigan 77 82 74 66 92 51 60 83
Minnesota 88 91 86 48 92 70 66 92
Mississippi 68 74 61 44 85 68 63 72
Missouri 86 89 83 98 98 92 73 87
Montana 86 88 84 62 87 96 65 87
Nebraska 93 95 91 68 97 93 65 93
Nevada 60 65 55 37 71 50 41 64
New Hampshire 87 90 84 65 ≥99 86 74 87
New Jersey1 87 89 84 59 ≥99 78 74 91
New Mexico 74 78 71 71 90 73 68 76
New York 78 79 76 68 94 65 65 85
North Carolina 79 83 76 74 88 78 68 82
North Dakota 91 93 89 62 ≥95 82 ≥98 93
Ohio 84 89 84 75 97 82 64 89
Oklahoma 79 82 76 72 ≥99 78 66 80
Oregon 78 85 77 58 87 78 65 78
Pennsylvania 88 91 86 79 ≥99 76 75 92
Rhode Island 76 80 72 52 74 72 66 76
South Carolina 72 78 67 53 83 72 64 76
South Dakota 83 85 82 42 ≥98 77 77 88
Tennessee 83 86 81 94 94 76 86
Texas1 82 85 80 97 94 80 73 84
Utah 78 80 76 58 87 65 60 80
Vermont 93 95 91 ≥90 ≥98 ≥95 ≥98 91
Virginia 84 90 81 82 96 92 71 85
Washington 79 85 77 41 81 79 57 80
West Virginia 80 82 78 69 ≥98 81 76 80
Wisconsin 92 94 90 76 97 85 63 96
Wyoming 80 82 78 44 79 77 58 82
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
Bureau of Indian Education
American Samoa
DoDEA
Guam
Northern Marianas
Puerto Rico 62 67 57 <> <> 62 <> ≥90
Virgin Islands 72 81 63 <> <> 76 70 <>
— Not available. Data were not reported and have not been imputed.
‡ Data were suppressed because the reported data did not meet NCES standards.
<> 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 Data are imputed. New Jersey did not report graduate data by gender. Texas did not report any graduate data.
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. United States total includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 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.