College Participation Rates:
9th Graders Chance for College by Age 19

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9th Graders Chance for College by Age 19 (%)Public High School Graduates - 2007-08Fall 2004 9th Grade EnrollmentPublic High School Graduation Rate (%)Non-Public High School Graduates - 2006-07Total High School Graduates - 2008Fall First-Time Freshmen Anywhere in the US - Fall 2008College Continuation Rate of High School Graduates (%)
Alabama
42.69413466456964.04576459223061666.67
Alaska
30.0978551193465.81988053368245.72
Arizona
34.45616679186067.12593642603302251.39
Arkansas
46.81287253827975.01379301041882062.52
California
44.1737456154946368.23487840943926780165.41
Colorado
44.79460826444671.52524486063044562.64
Connecticut
53.16384194917778.17993464123158068.04
Delaware
43.4573881124965.717979185607666.15
Florida
35.0414904625026359.6185831676299863058.84
Georgia
40.908350514207958.87573910786337469.58
Hawaii
42.57116131697168.4238513998872562.33
Idaho
38.10165672134477.690817475857849.09
Illinois
43.5313514317824075.8151051502488627757.42
Indiana
46.29619018782970.54788666894380365.68
Iowa
53.96345734119683.92261368342368264.29
Kansas
49.72307373929378.22378331152166565.42
Kentucky
41.77393395691969.14028433672642460.93
Louisiana
37.93344015918258.17531419322736265.25
Maine
48.22131891676678.7261815807969061.30
Maryland
45.80591718127072.89454686254317162.91
Massachusetts
57.51651978462877.010435756325645674.65
Michigan
42.3311518315879772.585221237057411559.91
Minnesota
59.11604097075185.44930653394523569.23
Mississippi
46.02247954019561.73355281502178677.39
Missouri
47.02617177874878.47330690474142159.99
Montana
40.72103961320078.8170312099627251.84
Nebraska
52.03200352521479.52156221911453165.48
Nevada
26.43171493605647.669517844991655.57
New Hampshire
51.42149821858480.62294172761103263.86
New Jersey
58.219499411147985.2133441083387706871.14
New Mexico
41.03182643013460.61495197591337667.70
New York
47.0517631026263567.12989120620115300974.20
North Carolina
43.498330712641465.95594889015867065.99
North Dakota
55.366999854781.96999473267.61
Ohio
45.7012075816565672.9130571338158389562.69
Oklahoma
41.80376305003575.22033396632221256.00
Oregon
34.75349494670074.82814377631756646.52
Pennsylvania
50.5813029816384879.5174771477759445863.92
Rhode Island
47.79103471459170.9158211929804067.40
South Carolina
37.74353036556453.83211385142699570.09
South Dakota
59.6185821037782.75569138658772.08
Tennessee
43.77574868089071.15889633753903361.59
Texas
37.1325212138618265.31192326404415016056.87
Utah
43.26281673806974.01351295181725958.47
Vermont
41.527392853386.617599151441648.26
Virginia
48.567736910937570.76913842825786268.65
Washington
34.82616258980268.64565661903359050.75
West Virginia
42.67174892419972.3605180941068259.04
Wisconsin
50.58651837617385.65426706094173859.11
Wyoming
44.355494735574.75494326259.37
Nation
43.992995158427506070.13044553299613208879763.30

 Source: Tom Mortenson, Postsecondary Opportunity