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White High School Graduation Rates by State 2022

White High School Graduation Rates by State 2022

White high school graduation rates by state 2022 were typically higher than Black high school graduation rates, a trend that is consistent over America’s history. In 2022, many public schools saw an increase in graduation rates after reductions to workloads and exam requirements that resulted from the 2020 pandemic. Still, there exist notable disparities in graduation rates between African Americans and Caucasians in America’s public schools.

These are the white high school graduation rates by state 2022:

-Montana: 94.13% -Wyoming: 93.59% -Vermont: 93.09% -North Dakota: 93.57% -New Hampshire: 93.43% -Minnesota: 95.20% -Maine: 92.93% -Alaska: 95.57% -Wisconsin: 93.57% -Utah: 94.13% -South Dakota: 93.61% -Iowa: 93.12% -Hawaii: 96.57% -Colorado: 93.01% -Washington: 93.36% -Pennsylvania: 91.89% -Oregon: 91.97% -Nebraska: 92.76% -Michigan: 92.01% -Massachusetts: 92.85% -Kansas: 92.25% -Idaho: 92.01% -Connecticut: 92.69% -Virginia: 91.41% -Ohio: 91.31% -New Jersey: 91.36% -Missouri: 90.71% -Maryland: 92.45% -Delaware: 90.85% -Rhode Island: 90.58% -Indiana: 89.81% -Illinois: 91.49% -Tennessee: 88.19% -South Carolina: 89.97% -Oklahoma: 89.18% -North Carolina: 89.73% -Florida: 89.60% -West Virginia: 86.83% -New York: 91.22% -Nevada: 88.94% -Georgia: 88.56% -Arkansas: 88.13% -Arizona: 88.98% -New Mexico: 87.32% -Kentucky: 86.54% -Alabama: 87.77% -Mississippi: 87.76% -Louisiana: 88.24% -Texas: 83.98% -California: 85.85%

Trends in White High School Graduation Rates by State 2022

The key trends in white high school graduation rates are that the largest gap exists in the Midwest between White and Black graduates. Tennessee and New Jersey are the only states where Black male graduate rates are over 70 percent with males alone. Maine has a significantly high graduation rate for Black males, while Nevada has the lowest graduation rate for males. Alaska has a high graduation rate for Latino males but is average when it comes to graduation rates for Blacks.

In America, another key trend impacting graduation rates are discipline rates, which are higher among Black students than their Caucasian peers. African Americans also have less access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses than their white peers as well. This results in lower confidence for outlook after graduation, and a decrease in motivation to succeed in their high school years.

Math and reading scores are typically good indicators of this, with gaps between Blacks and White scores being as high as 26 points at the eighth-grade reading level, and 32 point gaps in mathematics.

Schools and districts with more access to social resources, athletics, and other confidence-building tools can help to overcome these literacy and numeracy trends to help Blacks stay in school and improve graduation rates nationally.

Here are the 10 states with the highest educational attainment among black Americans:

  1. Hawaii (96.57%)
  2. Alaska (95.57%)
  3. Minnesota (95.20%)
  4. Utah (94.13%)
  5. Montana (94.13%)
  6. South Dakota (93.61%)
  7. Wyoming (93.59%)
  8. Wisconsin (93.57%)
  9. North Dakota (93.57%)
  10. New Hampshire (93.43%)

White High School Graduation Rates by State 2022

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White High School Graduation Rates by State 2022

State Attained High School or Higher High School or Higher Total
Hawaii96.57%258,154267,334
Alaska95.57%320,393335,250
Minnesota95.20%3,105,2773,261,851
Utah94.13%1,513,1691,607,447
Montana94.13%620,639659,330
South Dakota93.61%473,283505,575
Wyoming93.59%340,177363,476
Wisconsin93.57%3,277,3373,502,519
North Dakota93.57%413,869442,308
New Hampshire93.43%845,067904,518
Washington93.36%3,742,0724,008,044
Iowa93.12%1,800,5961,933,642
Vermont93.09%391,550420,621
Colorado93.01%3,061,8473,291,935
Maine92.93%866,994932,999
Massachusetts92.85%3,586,3443,862,603
Nebraska92.76%1,039,6491,120,853
Connecticut92.69%1,816,5001,959,844
Maryland92.45%2,226,8852,408,728
Kansas92.25%1,523,7431,651,688
Michigan92.01%5,078,3465,519,435
Idaho92.01%941,8841,023,717
Oregon91.97%2,314,1232,516,278
Pennsylvania91.89%6,854,1377,459,404
Illinois91.49%5,892,5496,440,803
Virginia91.42%3,699,4164,046,712
New Jersey91.36%3,929,3974,301,081
Ohio91.31%6,108,1776,689,453
New York91.22%8,199,5218,989,215
Delaware90.85%439,656483,942
Missouri90.71%3,183,3413,509,529
Rhode Island90.58%560,365618,658
South Carolina89.97%2,175,6002,418,267
Indiana89.81%3,420,5103,808,655
North Carolina89.73%4,493,0385,007,387
Florida89.60%10,496,81111,715,824
Oklahoma89.18%1,768,0571,982,654
Arizona88.98%3,383,8163,802,974
Nevada88.94%1,250,5831,406,086
Georgia88.56%3,755,6664,240,615
Louisiana88.24%1,801,9392,042,165
Tennessee88.19%3,244,3653,678,988
Arkansas88.13%1,416,3291,607,044
Alabama87.77%2,064,4992,352,070
Mississippi87.76%1,070,4261,219,736
New Mexico87.32%943,1841,080,137
West Virginia86.83%1,054,6061,214,592
Kentucky86.54%2,327,4422,689,429
California85.85%14,008,65216,318,050
Texas83.98%11,442,65113,626,034

White High School Graduation Rates by State 2022