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Public high school dropout rates by state

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The table below details the drop out rates for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. for the 2010-2011 school year and the 2011-2012 school year. The last column of the table gives the rank of each state using the rates from the 2011-2012 school year. During that school year, New Hampshire had the lowest drop out rate at 1.3 percent, and Alaska had the highest at seven percent.

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Public high school event dropout rate in percentages for school years 2010-11 and 2011-12
State 2010–11 2011–12 Rank 11-12
Alabama 1.4 1.4 2
Alaska 6.9 7 52
Arizona 5 5.9 49
Arkansas 3.5 3.2 27
California 4.2 4 40
Colorado 5.1 4.9 46
Connecticut 1.9 2.1 9
Delaware 3.6 3.5 33
District of Columbia 6.1 5.8 48
Florida 2.1 2.1 9
Georgia 3.9 3.9 38
Hawaii 5.1 4.7 45
Idaho 1.6 1.9 5
Illinois 2.9 2.4 14
Indiana 1.8 2.1 9
Iowa 3.4 3.2 27
Kansas 2.3 2.1 9
Kentucky 2.5 2.5 15
Louisiana 3.9 5.7 47
Maine 3.5 3.2 27
Maryland 3.3 3.8 35
Massachusetts 2.7 2.5 15
Michigan 7.2 6.9 51
Minnesota 1.8 1.9 5
Mississippi 3.2 3.2 27
Missouri 3.4 2.9 23
Montana 4.3 4.1 41
Nebraska 2.1 2.2 13
Nevada 4.1 3.9 38
New Hampshire 1.3 1.3 1
New Jersey 1.4 1.4 2
New Mexico 6.6 6.4 50
New York 3.6 3.8 35
North Carolina 3.9 3.1 25
North Dakota 3.3 3 24
Ohio 4.4 4.6 44
Oklahoma 2.5 2.5 15
Oregon 3.2 3.4 32
Pennsylvania 2.2 2.8 22
Rhode Island 5.2 4.2 42
South Carolina 2.8 2.5 15
South Dakota 2.6 3.1 25
Tennessee 3.6 3.7 34
Texas 2.4 2.5 15
Utah 1.5 1.5 4
Vermont 2.5 2.5 15
Virginia 2.3 1.9 5
Washington 4 3.8 35
West Virginia 3.4 2.7 21
Wisconsin 2 1.9 5
Wyoming 5.4 4.3 43
United States 3.3 3.3 31
Note: Source: NCES