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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population Table

High School Graduates

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Percent of population 25 years and over who have a high school diploma, 2003 to 2009.

State 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Alabama 78.8% 79.5% 80.3% 80.1% 80.4% 81.9% 82.1%
Alaska 91.2% 91.4% 91.0% 89.7% 90.5% 91.6% 91.4%
Arizona 83.5% 83.7% 83.8% 83.8% 83.5% 83.8% 84.2%
Arkansas 79.7% 80.2% 81.0% 80.5% 81.1% 82.0% 82.4%
California 80.2% 80.4% 80.1% 80.1% 80.2% 80.2% 80.6%
Colorado 88.1% 87.4% 88.7% 88.0% 88.9% 88.9% 89.3%
Connecticut 87.6% 89.0% 87.9% 88.0% 88.0% 88.6% 88.6%
Delaware 86.0% 85.6% 85.6% 85.5% 87.4% 87.2% 87.4%
District of Columbia 81.7% 84.4% 83.6% 84.3% 85.7% 85.8% 87.1%
Florida 84.0% 84.5% 84.6% 84.5% 84.9% 85.2% 85.3%
Georgia 80.9% 81.0% 82.8% 82.2% 82.9% 83.9% 83.9%
Hawaii 87.8% 87.2% 88.1% 89.0% 89.4% 90.3% 90.4%
Idaho 87.9% 87.3% 86.7% 87.3% 88.4% 87.9% 88.4%
Illinois 85.2% 85.2% 85.7% 85.0% 85.7% 85.9% 86.4%
Indiana 83.7% 84.4% 85.3% 85.2% 85.8% 86.2% 86.6%
Iowa 88.9% 89.5% 89.6% 88.9% 89.6% 90.3% 90.5%
Kansas 88.8% 89.4% 88.7% 88.5% 89.1% 89.5% 89.7%
Kentucky 78.7% 77.6% 79.0% 79.6% 80.1% 81.3% 81.7%
Louisiana 78.9% 79.9% 80.5% 79.4% 79.9% 81.2% 82.2%
Maine 88.3% 88.3% 89.0% 88.7% 89.4% 89.7% 90.2%
Maryland 86.8% 87.1% 87.0% 87.1% 87.4% 88.0% 88.2%
Massachusetts 87.7% 88.2% 88.0% 87.9% 88.4% 88.7% 89.0%
Michigan 87.1% 86.9% 87.0% 87.2% 87.4% 88.1% 87.9%
Minnesota 90.8% 90.7% 90.9% 90.7% 91.0% 91.6% 91.5%
Mississippi 77.4% 77.3% 78.5% 77.9% 78.5% 79.9% 80.4%
Missouri 85.4% 86.3% 85.0% 84.8% 85.6% 86.5% 86.8%
Montana 90.5% 89.9% 90.7% 90.1% 90.0% 90.9% 90.8%
Nebraska 89.7% 89.4% 89.5% 89.5% 89.6% 90.1% 89.8%
Nevada 82.1% 83.0% 82.8% 83.9% 83.7% 83.5% 83.9%
New Hampshire 89.4% 88.3% 89.9% 89.9% 90.5% 90.9% 91.3%
New Jersey 85.3% 86.2% 86.3% 86.1% 87.0% 87.4% 87.4%
New Mexico 80.3% 80.3% 82.0% 81.5% 82.3% 82.4% 82.8%
New York 83.2% 83.9% 84.3% 84.1% 84.1% 84.1% 84.7%
North Carolina 80.1% 81.0% 82.3% 82.0% 83.0% 83.6% 84.3%
North Dakota 88.4% 87.9% 88.2% 88.1% 89.0% 89.6% 90.1%
Ohio 86.0% 86.6% 86.3% 86.2% 87.1% 87.6% 87.6%
Oklahoma 83.3% 83.4% 84.3% 84.3% 84.8% 85.5% 85.6%
Oregon 87.7% 87.2% 87.5% 87.6% 88.0% 88.6% 89.1%
Pennsylvania 85.6% 85.8% 86.7% 86.2% 86.8% 87.5% 87.9%
Rhode Island 81.6% 82.8% 83.5% 82.4% 83.0% 83.7% 84.7%
South Carolina 81.5% 81.4% 81.7% 81.3% 82.1% 83.2% 83.6%
South Dakota 88.6% 89.4% 88.6% 88.3% 88.2% 90.3% 89.9%
Tennessee 81.1% 80.7% 81.2% 80.9% 81.4% 83.0% 83.1%
Texas 77.8% 78.7% 78.8% 78.6% 79.1% 79.6% 79.9%
United States of America 83.5% 83.9% 84.2% 84.1% 84.5% 85.0% 85.3%
Utah 90.0% 89.2% 90.1% 90.2% 90.2% 90.4% 90.4%
Vermont 88.6% 89.2% 89.5% 89.8% 90.3% 90.6% 91.0%
Virginia 84.5% 84.9% 85.4% 85.4% 85.9% 85.9% 86.6%
Washington 89.7% 89.4% 88.8% 89.0% 89.3% 89.6% 89.7%
West Virginia 78.3% 79.4% 81.2% 81.0% 81.2% 82.2% 82.8%
Wisconsin 87.1% 87.1% 88.8% 88.4% 89.0% 89.6% 89.8%
Wyoming 90.4% 90.7% 91.3% 90.2% 91.2% 91.7% 91.8%

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