College Participation Rates:
College-Going Rates of High School Graduates - Directly from High School

For the Year

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Percent of High School Graduates Going Directly to College (%)Change from 1992 (%)High School Graduates - 1998First-Time Freshmen Directly from High School Enrolled Anywhere in the US - Fall 1998
Alabama
581.54224824489
Alaska
37.2-2.366232467
Arizona
45-0.83870917421
Arkansas
53.78.02810915083
California
51.3-0.1309766158868
Colorado
54.33.13821620754
Connecticut
64.97.83299321399
Delaware
62.24.576914786
Florida
49.54.110962354227
Georgia
60.45.36424038771
Hawaii
59.63.5122887327
Idaho
47.3-1.7159537549
Illinois
62.70.612972781379
Indiana
60.510.06320038266
Iowa
60.2-1.63862123257
Kansas
60.93.62960318021
Kentucky
54.75.84081622345
Louisiana
638.84596928945
Maine
55.36.7139167691
Maryland
57.61.75090329323
Massachusetts
71.512.55941242478
Michigan
57.90.410161858877
Minnesota
49.1-4.55810428512
Mississippi
59.7-2.22824416858
Missouri
54.76.05824531832
Montana
57.76.9110186355
Nebraska
61-2.32167913231
Nevada
37.14.3134915000
New Hampshire
59.43.2127637583
New Jersey
68.87.97693252940
New Mexico
64.514.41736911203
New York
71.34.4163149116307
North Carolina
64.514.56285740558
North Dakota
69.53.786005976
Ohio
55.14.812399568267
Oklahoma
50.70.13646318493
Oregon
47.2-7.13029314302
Pennsylvania
62.38.512839779949
Rhode Island
67.86.094596416
South Carolina
61.217.83436921050
South Dakota
63.912.695556108
Tennessee
55.68.94857626997
Texas
51.2-1.3205915105505
Utah
41.7-10.03227313451
Vermont
49.8-6.076523811
Virginia
56.14.46677537488
Washington
52.2-6.25686929663
West Virginia
53.44.32087711152
Wisconsin
55.4-5.16287934814
Wyoming
54.17.964583494
Nation
57.22.926935001541038

 Source: Tom Mortenson, Postsecondary Opportunity