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Table 5. Public high school event dropout rate for the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions: School years 201011 and 201112
 
  Percent of high school students
State 2010–11 2011–12
United States 3.3 3.3
Alabama 1.4 1.4 1
Alaska 6.9 7.0
Arizona 5.0 5.9
Arkansas 3.5 3.2
California 4.2 4.0
Colorado 5.1 4.9
Connecticut 1.9 2.1
Delaware 3.6 3.5
District of Columbia 6.1 5.8
Florida 2.1 2.1
Georgia 3.9 3.9
Hawaii 5.1 4.7
Idaho 1.6 1.9
Illinois 2.9 2.4
Indiana 1.8 2.1
Iowa 3.4 3.2
Kansas 2.3 2.1
Kentucky 2.5 2.5
Louisiana 3.9 5.7
Maine 3.5 3.2
Maryland 3.3 3.8
Massachusetts 2.7 2.5
Michigan 7.2 6.9
Minnesota 1.8 1.9
Mississippi 3.2 3.2
Missouri 3.4 2.9
Montana 4.3 4.1
Nebraska 2.1 2.2
Nevada 4.1 3.9
New Hampshire 1.3 1.3
New Jersey 1.4 1.4
New Mexico 6.6 6.4
New York 3.6 3.8
North Carolina 3.9 3.1
North Dakota 3.3 3.0
Ohio 4.4 4.6
Oklahoma 2.5 2.5
Oregon 3.2 3.4
Pennsylvania 2.2 2.8
Rhode Island 5.2 4.2
South Carolina 2.8 2.5
South Dakota 2.6 3.1
Tennessee 3.6 3.7
Texas 2.4 2.5
Utah 1.5 1.5 1
Vermont 2.5 2.5
Virginia 2.3 1.9
Washington 4.0 3.8
West Virginia 3.4 2.7
Wisconsin 2.0 1.9
Wyoming 5.4 4.3
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 1.2 1.8
Virgin Islands 5.1 3.8
— Not available. Data were not reported and have not been imputed.
1 Data were imputed from prior year reported data.
NOTE: Reported rates are presented rounded to the one decimal place to protect against the disclosure of individually identifiable information. United States total includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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 2010–11, Provisional Version 1a and School Year 2011–12, Preliminary Version 1a.