Latino Male Graduation Rates

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The estimated national 2012-13 graduation rate for Latino males was 65% compared to 80% for White, non-Latino males.

The Latino/White male graduation gap decreased from 20 percentage points in 2009-10 to 15 percentage points in 2012-2013. As Table 4 indicates, Latino males graduated at the highest rates in Alaska, Maine, West Virginia, New Jersey, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Idaho, Iowa and Wisconsin — all states with low Latino enrollment. The states with the lowest graduation rates for Latino males are Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Washington, Georgia, New York, District of Columbia, Utah, Connecticut and Nevada — as shown in Table 5.

With over a 21-percentage point gap respectively, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah have some of the largest gaps be- tween the Latino male graduation rate and the White male graduation rates in the nation.

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TABLE 4: HIGHEST RANKED STATES FOR LATINO MALES

  GRAD RATES GAP
State Black Latino White Black/White Latino/White
State Black Latino White Black/White Latino/White
Alaska 56.4% 82.1% 74.1% 17.7 -8.0
Maine 90.1% 81.1% 80.7% -9.4 -0.4
West Virginia 68.1% 78.9% 75.1% 7.0 -3.8
New Jersey 75.8% 77.1% 92.3% 16.5 15.1
Missouri 65.7% 76.0% 84.5% 18.8 8.6
Kentucky 66.9% 73.7% 75.9% 9.0 2.2
Tennessee 70.3% 73.7% 81.1% 10.8 7.4
Wisconsin 59.2% 73.1% 93.6% 34.4 20.6
Idaho 80.4% 72.7% 81.3% 0.9 8.7
Iowa 63.2% 72.7% 86.3% 23.1 13.7

TABLE 5: LOWEST RANKED STATES FOR LATINO MALES

  GRAD RATES GAP
State Black Latino White Black/White Latino/White
State Black Latino White Black/White Latino/White
Nevada 40.2% 43.8% 61.5% 21.3 17.7
Connecticut 58.3% 51.9% 79.1% 20.8 27.2
Utah 63.3% 55.3% 78.9% 15.5 23.5
District of Columbia 56.3% 56.4% 67.8% 11.6 11.4
New York 57.4% 57.2% 84.8% 27.4 27.6
Georgia 55.3% 57.4% 70.6% 15.3 13.2
Washington 57.1% 58.1% 72.7% 15.7 14.6
Colorado 69.1% 58.7% 82.0% 12.9 23.3
New Mexico 59.5% 59.2% 68.2% 8.7 9.0
Michigan 53.7% 59.3% 79.6% 25.9 20.3

TABLE 6: 2012-2013 NATIONAL GRADUATION ESTIMATES

  GRAD RATES GAP
State Black Latino White Black/White Latino/White
State Black Latino White Black/White Latino/White
Alaska 56.4% 82.1% 74.1% 17.7 -8.0
Maine 90.1% 81.1% 80.7% -9.4 -0.4
West Virginia 68.1% 78.9% 75.1% 7.0 -3.8
New Jersey 75.8% 77.1% 92.3% 16.5 15.1
Missouri 65.7% 76.0% 84.5% 18.8 8.6
Kentucky 66.9% 73.7% 75.9% 9.0 2.2
Tennessee 70.3% 73.7% 81.1% 10.8 7.4
Wisconsin 59.2% 73.1% 93.6% 34.4 20.6
Idaho 80.4% 72.7% 81.3% 0.9 8.7
Iowa 63.2% 72.7% 86.3% 23.1 13.7
Maryland 66.3% 72.3% 84.2% 18.0 11.9
Montana 73.4% 71.8% 82.7% 9.3 10.9
Arkansas 61.7% 71.7% 73.8% 12.2 2.1
Hawaii 73.2% 71.4% 70.2% -3.0 -1.2
Texas 65.0% 70.2% 81.4% 16.4 11.2
Louisiana 53.1% 69.7% 69.1% 15.9 -0.7
Virginia 61.7% 68.2% 80.4% 18.8 12.2
Oregon 64.5% 68.1% 75.8% 11.3 7.7
Kansas 64.3% 68.0% 84.2% 19.9 16.2
Oklahoma 64.6% 68.0% 78.5% 13.8 10.5
Illinois 58.6% 67.6% 85.2% 26.5 17.6
California 61.6% 67.4% 81.8% 20.2 14.4
South Dakota 76.9% 65.8% 82.9% 6.0 17.1
Wyoming 57.2% 65.7% 77.0% 19.7 11.3
Arizona 77.3% 65.3% 73.3% -4.0 8.0
United States 59.0% 65.0% 79.7% 20.7 23.9
Indiana 51.3% 64.1% 75.0% 23.7 10.9
Florida 55.9% 63.9% 68.8% 12.9 4.9
Nebraska 50.0% 63.8% 86.1% 36.2 22.3
Pennsylvania 61.3% 63.4% 84.9% 23.6 21.5
North Dakota % 63.0% 89.5% 26.4
North Carolina 60.9% 62.8% 77.3% 16.4 14.5
Rhode Island 68.4% 62.5% 76.2% 7.7 13.7
Ohio 53.9% 62.3% 83.9% 29.9 21.5
Minnesota 66.6% 61.8% 89.7% 23.1 27.9
South Carolina 51.2% 61.5% 67.9% 16.6 6.3
New Hampshire 70.6% 61.4% 83.0% 12.4 21.5
Massachusetts 68.1% 61.3% 84.4% 16.3 23.1
Delaware 61.0% 60.9% 75.8% 14.8 14.9
Alabama 56.7% 60.5% 72.2% 15.6 11.7
Mississippi 51.4% 60.5% 63.4% 12.0 2.9
Michigan 53.7% 59.3% 79.6% 25.9 20.3
New Mexico 59.5% 59.2% 68.2% 8.7 9.0
Colorado 69.1% 58.7% 82.0% 12.9 23.3
Washington 57.1% 58.1% 72.7% 15.7 14.6
Georgia 55.3% 57.4% 70.6% 15.3 13.2
New York 57.4% 57.2% 84.8% 27.4 27.6
District of Columbia 56.3% 56.4% 67.8% 11.6 11.4
Utah 63.3% 55.3% 78.9% 15.5 23.5
Connecticut 58.3% 51.9% 79.1% 20.8 27.2
Nevada 40.2% 43.8% 61.5% 21.3 17.7
Vermont % % 88.7%