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Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, All Students: 2013-14 1

The percentage of students from the original cohort who graduated in four years with a regular high school diploma. [More about...]

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State assessments, which are used to measure student achievement in reading, math, and science, are designed by each state to measure the content the state has determined appropriate for that grade and subject. As a result, both the content on the tests and achievement standards students must meet to be considered “proficient” vary widely across states, so proficiency rates should not be compared across states. Many states have also changed their standards and assessments at some point in the process of measuring their students, so it is often not possible to create a trend line that looks at changes in achievement across years, since a change could actually reflect a change in the assessment.

Through the 2009-10 school year, states were allowed to calculate student graduation rates differently, as long as the figure represents students who graduated in the standard number of years (i.e., four). Starting in the 2010-11, states converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate, which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states.

For detailed information about state assessments and graduation rates, please see the state Accountability Workbooks, which can be found at: State Accountability Workbooks:

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State Sort states in alphabetical ascending orderSort states in alphabetical descending order Value Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order
National View trend line for National 82.3%
US 82.3%
Alabama View trend line for Alabama 86.3%
AL 86.3%
Alaska View trend line for Alaska 71.1%
AK 71.1%
Arizona View trend line for Arizona 75.7%
AZ 75.7%
Arkansas View trend line for Arkansas 86.9%
AR 86.9%
California View trend line for California 81.0%
CA 81.0%
Colorado View trend line for Colorado 77.3%
CO 77.3%
Connecticut View trend line for Connecticut 87.0%
CT 87.0%
Delaware View trend line for Delaware 87.0%
DE 87.0%
District of Columbia View trend line for District of Columbia 61.4%
DC 61.4%
Florida View trend line for Florida 76.1%
FL 76.1%
Georgia View trend line for Georgia 72.5%
GA 72.5%
Hawaii View trend line for Hawaii 81.8%
HI 81.8%
Idaho View trend line for Idaho 77.3%
ID 77.3%
Illinois View trend line for Illinois 86.0%
IL 86.0%
Indiana View trend line for Indiana 87.9%
IN 87.9%
Iowa View trend line for Iowa 90.5%
IA 90.5%
Kansas View trend line for Kansas 85.7%
KS 85.7%
Kentucky View trend line for Kentucky 87.5%
KY 87.5%
Louisiana View trend line for Louisiana 74.6%
LA 74.6%
Maine View trend line for Maine 86.5%
ME 86.5%
Maryland View trend line for Maryland 86.4%
MD 86.4%
Massachusetts View trend line for Massachusetts 86.1%
MA 86.1%
Michigan View trend line for Michigan 78.6%
MI 78.6%
Minnesota View trend line for Minnesota 81.2%
MN 81.2%
Mississippi View trend line for Mississippi 77.6%
MS 77.6%
Missouri View trend line for Missouri 87.3%
MO 87.3%
Montana View trend line for Montana 85.4%
MT 85.4%
Nebraska View trend line for Nebraska 89.7%
NE 89.7%
Nevada View trend line for Nevada 70.0%
NV 70.0%
New Hampshire View trend line for New Hampshire 88.1%
NH 88.1%
New Jersey View trend line for New Jersey 88.6%
NJ 88.6%
New Mexico View trend line for New Mexico 68.5%
NM 68.5%
New York View trend line for New York 77.8%
NY 77.8%
North Carolina View trend line for North Carolina 83.9%
NC 83.9%
North Dakota View trend line for North Dakota 87.2%
ND 87.2%
Ohio View trend line for Ohio 81.8%
OH 81.8%
Oklahoma View trend line for Oklahoma 82.7%
OK 82.7%
Oregon View trend line for Oregon 72.0%
OR 72.0%
Pennsylvania View trend line for Pennsylvania 85.5%
PA 85.5%
Puerto Rico View trend line for Puerto Rico
PR †
Rhode Island View trend line for Rhode Island 80.8%
RI 80.8%
South Carolina View trend line for South Carolina 80.1%
SC 80.1%
South Dakota View trend line for South Dakota 82.7%
SD 82.7%
Tennessee View trend line for Tennessee 87.2%
TN 87.2%
Texas View trend line for Texas 88.3%
TX 88.3%
Utah View trend line for Utah 83.9%
UT 83.9%
Vermont View trend line for Vermont 87.8%
VT 87.8%
Virginia View trend line for Virginia 85.3%
VA 85.3%
Washington View trend line for Washington 78.2%
WA 78.2%
West Virginia View trend line for West Virginia 84.5%
WV 84.5%
Wisconsin View trend line for Wisconsin 88.6%
WI 88.6%
Wyoming View trend line for Wyoming 78.6%
WY 78.6%

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1 Description: The percentage of students from the original cohort who graduated in four years with a regular high school diploma. ; Academic Year: 2013-14; Grade: N/A; Note: The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. From the beginning of 9th grade (or the earliest high school grade), students who are entering that grade for the first time form a cohort that is “adjusted” by adding any students who subsequently transfer into the cohort and subtracting any students who subsequently transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die. 2010-11 was the first year that states were required to use the regulatory cohort rate, so data prior to that year are not necessarily comparable to the regulatory rates. While the ACGR is more comparable across states than previous rates, there are still some differences in state implementation of the requirements, leading to the potential for differences across in how the rates are calculated. A dash (-) indicates that the data are not available. Cell with a ">" or "<" next to the value indicate that the value has been blurred, and is greater than or less than the value listed. An "n<" means that the value has been suppressed. A "†" symbol means not applicable.; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2013-14:; Data Uploaded On: 03/02/2016