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PY05 Younger Youth Diploma Attainment Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Younger Youth Diploma Attainment Rate State rankings for PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 95.2 percent in the Virgin Islands to a low of 14.4 percent in Wyoming. The ten highest and ten lowest states for this ranking are highlighted on the map. The ten highest states in order are the Virgin Islands, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, Idaho, Nebraska, Connecticut, and Arkansas. The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are South Carolina, Arizona, New York, Utah, New Hampshire, Florida, Hawaii, Alabama, Nevada, and Wyoming.

PY05  Younger Youth  Diploma Attainment Rate State Rankings

Table 1

PY 05 WIA Younger Youth Diploma Attainment Rankings and Outcomes by State

Rank State Outcome
1 Virgin Islands 95.2%
2 Rhode Island 93.1%
3 District of Columbia 91.1%
4 Michigan 88.9%
5 Wisconsin 82.9%
6 Puerto Rico 81.2%
7 Idaho 80.2%
8 Nebraska 78.9%
9 Connecticut 78.1%
10 Arkansas 76.1%
11 Maryland 76.0%
12 Minnesota 75.9%
13 Illinois 73.4%
14 Ohio 73.2%
15 Kentucky 72.7%
16 Kansas 71.5%
17 Oklahoma 70.5%
18 Georgia 70.1%
19 North Dakota 69.3%
20 California 69.0%
21 Tennessee 68.5%
22 Iowa 68.0%
23 Vermont 65.8%
24 West Virginia 65.2%
25 Delaware 65.1%
26 Oregon 65.1%
27 Indiana 64.8%
28 Missouri 64.8%
29 Alaska 64.7%
30 Virginia 64.6%
31 New Jersey 64.2%
32 Massachusetts 64.0%
33 Maine 63.9%
34 Montana 63.4%
35 Washington 62.3%
36 North Carolina 62.2%
37 South Dakota 61.6%
38 Colorado 59.8%
39 Texas 59.7%
40 Louisiana 59.6%
41 New Mexico 59.4%
42 South Carolina 58.2%
43 Arizona 57.6%
44 New York 57.0%
45 Utah 55.0%
46 New Hampshire 54.2%
47 Florida 48.0%
48 Hawaii 42.2%
49 Alabama 41.8%
50 Nevada 23.9%
51 Wyoming 14.4%
52 Mississippi NA
53 Pennsylvania NA