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PY05 Younger Youth Retention Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Younger Youth Retention Rate State rankings for PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 89.2 percent in Idaho to a low of 43.4 percent in Nevada. The ten highest and ten lowest states for this ranking are highlighted on the map. The ten highest states in order are Idaho, Puerto Rico, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, North Dakota, Utah, Michigan, Maryland, Iowa and South Dakota. The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are Indiana, Delaware, the Virgin Islands, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Alabama, Hawaii, and Nevada.

PY05  Younger Youth  Retention Rate State Ranking

Table 1

PY 05 WIA Younger Youth Retention Rankings and Outcomes by State

Rank State Outcome
1 Idaho 89.2%
2 Puerto Rico 87.8%
3 Arkansas 86.2%
4 District of Columbia 85.4%
5 North Dakota 79.8%
6 Utah 78.4%
7 Michigan 78.1%
8 Maryland 77.7%
9 Iowa 77.0%
10 South Dakota 76.2%
11 Nebraska 75.3%
12 Missouri 74.6%
13 Georgia 74.2%
14 Oklahoma 74.0%
15 Washington 73.9%
16 Kentucky 73.6%
17 New Hampshire 72.8%
18 Connecticut 72.0%
19 Texas 70.5%
20 Montana 70.2%
21 Arizona 70.0%
22 Rhode Island 70.0%
23 Minnesota 69.4%
24 Kansas 69.2%
25 Ohio 69.0%
26 Florida 68.4%
27 South Carolina 67.9%
28 Illinois 67.6%
29 Louisiana 67.6%
30 California 67.2%
31 Tennessee 67.1%
32 North Carolina 66.9%
33 Maine 66.8%
34 Oregon 66.8%
35 Virginia 66.7%
36 West Virginia 66.1%
37 Massachusetts 65.7%
38 Alaska 65.3%
39 Wisconsin 65.2%
40 Vermont 64.7%
41 Wyoming 64.7%
42 Indiana 62.9%
43 Delaware 62.4%
44 Virgin Islands 62.3%
45 New Jersey 61.7%
46 New York 60.0%
47 Colorado 59.8%
48 New Mexico 57.1%
49 Alabama 54.0%
50 Hawaii 48.5%
51 Nevada 43.4%
52 Mississippi NA
53 Pennsylvania NA