- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A breakdown of the 2005 graduation rates in the 50 largest cities, along with the percentage point changes in this rate between 1995 and 2005.
City State 2005 Rate change
rate 1995-2005
Mesa Ariz. 76.60 12
San Jose Calif. 73.3 -1.8
Tucson Ariz. 71.6 22.7
Seattle Wash. 68.9 -0.7
Colorado
Springs Colo. 68.8 4.6
Portland Ore. 68.6 13.1
Virginia Beach Va. 68.5 8.8
Honolulu Hawaii 67.4 3.6
Long Beach Calif. 64 -3.7
San Diego Calif. 63.7 -2.4
Louisville Ky. 63.4 -0.3
Sacramento Calif. 62.1 4.9
Philadelphia Pa. 62.1 23.2
El Paso Texas 60.6 13.9
Charlotte N.C. 60.5 -2.3
Arlington Texas 60.3 -11.6
Austin Texas 58.9 11.5
Denver Colo. 58.6 6.9
Boston Mass. 58.6 -1.7
Phoenix Ariz. 58 5.6
Washington D.C. 57.6 4.8
San Francisco Calif. 57.1 -6.5
Fort Worth Texas 56.5 10.4
Miami Fla. 55.9 10.4
Wichita Kan. 54.5 -17.6
Kansas City Mo. 53.3 19.7
Houston Texas 52.9 9.8
Fresno Calif. 51.9 -1.5
Memphis Tenn. 51.2 -1.2
Chicago Ill. 51 9.2
Jacksonville Fla. 50.8 0.7
Dallas Texas 50.8 12.7
Oakland Calif. 50.5 9.2
New York N.Y. 50.5 12.8
Omaha Neb. 49.6 -14.8
Albuquerque N.M. 49 -6.6
Tulsa Okla. 48.5 -2
San Antonio Texas 47.3 6.4
Oklahoma City Okla. 47 5.3
Minneapolis Minn. 45.3 -1.7
Nashville Tenn. 45.2 3.1
Columbus Ohio 44.7 12.6
Las Vegas Nev. 44.5 -23.1
Los Angeles Calif. 44.4 -3.6
Atlanta Ga. 43.5 10.8
Baltimore Md. 41.5 7.7
Milwaukee Wis. 41 5.2
Detroit Mich. 37.5 6.9
Cleveland Ohio 34.4 -4.9
Indianapolis Ind. 30.5 5.3
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Source: Editorial Projects in Education Research Center based on Education Department data
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