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Graduation rates by groups in state

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The table below details the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. In addition to the states' overall graduation rates, the table details the graduation rates of different groups within the states, such as students of different ethnicities, students with disabilities, low income students and students with limited English language proficiency. Of those states that reported, New Jersey and Texas had the highest graduation rates, using the Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (RACGR).

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Graduation rates by groups in state
State American Indian and Alaskan Native: 2011-12 Asian and Pacific Islander: 2011-12 Asian: 2011-12 Black: 2011-12 Children with Disabilities: 2011-12 Hispanic: 2011-12 Limited English Proficient: 2011-12 Low Income: 2011-12 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 2011-12 Two or More Races: 2011-12 White: 2011-12 State RACGR*
Alabama 75% 84% 85% - 67% 54% 69% 36% 66% - 89% 81%
Alaska 70% 54% 76% - 61% 46% 70% 47% 59% - 67% 76%
Arizona 76% 63% 85% - 71% 65% 70% 24% 71% - - 84%
Arkansas 84% 78% 84% 88% 78% 79% 78% 77% 79% 63% 84% 87%
California 78% 72% 90% 91% 66% 61% 73% 62% 73% 77% 74% 86%
Colorado 75% 58% 82% 83% 66% 54% 62% 53% 61% 70% 80% 82%
Connecticut 85% 85% 92% n< 73% 64% 69% 63% 70% >=80 83% 91%
Delaware 80% 72% 93% n< 74% 57% 74% 71% 72% n< 87% 83%
District of Columbia 59% n< 74% 79% 58% 44% 54% 52% 70% 55% n< 86%
Florida 75% 70% 88% 88% 64% 48% 73% 57% 65% - - 79%
Georgia 70% 67% 82% - 62% 35% 60% 44% 61% - 72% 78%
Hawaii 82% 65% 84% - 76% 74% 76% 56% 80% - - 79%
Idaho did not report
Illinois 82% 79% 93% 93% 68% 69% 76% 66% 73% 87% 83% 89%
Indiana 86% 78% 89% 89% 73% 71% 80% 78% 85% 88% 84% 89%
Iowa 89% 73% 89% 90% 74% 73% 77% 74% 80% 77% 84% 91%
Kansas 85% 78% 86% 88% 75% 77% 77% 74% 76% 62% 84% 88%
Kentucky did not report
Louisiana 72% 73% 86% 86% 65% 33% 71% 49% 66% 58% 79% 78%
Maine 85% 72% 89% 89% 72% 70% 80% 74% 76% 86% 73% 86%
Maryland 84% 79% 93% 93% 77% 57% 73% 55% 75% 75% 89% 90%
Massachusetts 85% 70% 89% 90% 73% 69% 66% 61% 72% 71% 83% 90%
Michigan 76% 66% 87% 87% 60% 54% 64% 63% 64% 73% 74% 82%
Minnesota 78% 45% 74% - 51% 56% 53% 51% 59% - - 84%
Mississippi 75% 71% 90% 90% 69% 32% 79% 54% 70% - - 82%
Missouri 86% 87% 90% 90% 73% 73% 80% 67% 79% 90% 87% 89%
Montana 84% 63% 92% 95% 79% 81% 79% 53% 73% 82% - 87%
Nebraska 88% 67% 83% 84% 74% 72% 78% 64% 80% 82% 85% 91%
Nevada 63% 54% 74% 75% 48% 24% 55% 23% 58% 72% 78% 72%
New Hampshire 86% 73% 86% 87% 76% 70% 74% 68% 73% 55% 85% 87%
New Jersey 86% 84% 95% 95% 75% 74% 77% 73% 75% 91% 90% 93%
New Mexico 70% 65% 84% - 69% 56% 68% 66% 65% - - 77%
New York 77% 63% 86% - 63% 48% 63% 44% 68% - 80% 87%
North Carolina 80% 74% 88% - 75% 60% 73% 50% 75% - 81% 85%
North Dakota 87% 63% 86% 86% 76% 68% 73% 68% 74% - - 90%
Ohio 81% 65% 90% - 61% 68% 68% 62% 68% - 75% 86%
Oklahoma did not report
Oregon 68% 51% 79% 81% 53% 38% 60% 49% 61% 66% 69% 71%
Pennsylvania 84% 74% 89% - 68% 70% 68% 64% 74% - 76% 89%
Rhode Island 77% 58% 79% 80% 67% 59% 67% 69% 66% 73% 74% 82%
South Carolina 75% 71% 85% - 71% 40% 69% 64% 68% - - 78%
South Dakota 83% 47% 84% 86% 67% 64% 67% 60% 67% 64% 81% 89%
Tennessee 87% 88% 91% 91% 79% 73% 80% 72% 82% 95% - 91%
Texas 88% 87% 94% 94% 84% 77% 84% 59% 85% 89% 92% 93%
Utah 80% 64% 78% 79% 64% 64% 66% 51% 70% 76% 81% 83%
Vermont 88% >=80 94% n< 72% 71% n< 75% 77% n< 76% 88%
Virginia 83% - - 90% 75% 49% 73% 55% 72% - - 87%
Washington 77% 57% 83% 84% 67% 58% 67% 54% 66% 65% 78% 80%
West Virginia 79% 67% 94% - 74% 60% 79% 83% 72% - 73% 80%
Wisconsin 88% 77% 89% - 64% 69% 74% 66% 75% - - 92%
Wyoming 79% 50% 86% n< 66% 59% 67% 56% 65% n< 74% 82%
*Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Rate (except for Idaho, Kentucky, Oklahoma, which did not report “Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate,” but instead used their own method of calculation).
**Graduation rates for states in the first quintile ranked in the top 20 percent nationally. Similarly, graduation rates for states in the fifth quintile ranked in the bottom 20 percent nationally.
Source: United States Department of Education, ED Data Express