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Table 52
Public High School Graduation Rate, 1994
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 South Dakota 91.4% 27 Maryland 74.7%
2 Minnesota 87.9% 28 Maine 74.0%
3 North Dakota 87.7% 29 Rhode Island 73.4%
4 Iowa 87.0% 30 Missouri 73.2%
5 New Jersey 85.3% 31 Oregon 72.7%
6 Nebraska 85.1% 32 Virginia 72.4%
7 Vermont 84.6% 33 Indiana 71.3%
8 Montana 84.4% 34 Alaska 70.8%
9 Wyoming 84.3% 35 Michigan 70.0%
10 Wisconsin 81.9% 36 Arizona 68.6%
11 Utah 80.2% 37 Nevada 67.4%
12 Idaho 79.7% 38 New Mexico 66.6%
13 Kansas 79.0% 39 Delaware 66.5%
14 Connecticut 78.9% 40 California 66.3%
15 Pennsylvania 78.9% 41 North Carolina 66.0%
16 New Hampshire 78.3% 42 NEW YORK 64.5%
17 Massachusetts 78.0% 43 Tennessee 63.0%
18 West Virginia 78.0% 44 Mississippi 62.4%
19 Illinois 77.2% 45 Alabama 60.1%
20 Washington 76.7% 46 Texas 59.6%
21 Arkansas 76.4% 47 Georgia 59.4%
22 Hawaii 76.1% 48 Florida 59.3%
23 Oklahoma 76.1% 49 Louisiana 58.5%
24 Kentucky 75.5% 50 South Carolina 57.5%
25 Ohio 75.0% U.S. Average 70.1%
26 Colorado 74.9% N.Y.S. % below avg. 8.0%
Source: U.S. Department of Education


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