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 (%)High School Graduates - 2002First-Time Freshmen Directly from High School Enrolled Anywhere in the US - Fall 2002
Alabama
55.24149422894
Alaska
47.470373333
Arizona
46.74690921915
Arkansas
57.22812616101
California
51.1356425182266
Colorado
57.34357824976
Connecticut
62.33773623528
Delaware
40.881343322
Florida
55.413408874218
Georgia
59.47214242870
Hawaii
49.8135286733
Idaho
44.9165517439
Illinois
57.413305176378
Indiana
62.46094338023
Iowa
64.33624723314
Kansas
54.63174317342
Kentucky
62.43854424050
Louisiana
57.64630826677
Maine
51.3146657524
Maryland
56.55815632851
Massachusetts
65.16527642482
Michigan
51.111377658102
Minnesota
62.96365340062
Mississippi
65.12696217556
Missouri
53.36093332463
Montana
54.7111836115
Nebraska
58.82270513340
Nevada
40.4164056626
New Hampshire
56.4146698279
New Jersey
62.79063556795
New Mexico
58.51894211081
New York
68.7171421117743
North Carolina
63.67039944795
North Dakota
73.784346213
Ohio
57.512308970804
Oklahoma
51.23809119491
Oregon
47.63365716017
Pennsylvania
59.813424280264
Rhode Island
53.4105165612
South Carolina
59.63437320474
South Dakota
60.994605757
Tennessee
61.84770229494
Texas
53.4229840122713
Utah
46.13154014537
Vermont
45.483823809
Virginia
54.47210039207
Washington
43.96099626792
West Virginia
54.0179379678
Wisconsin
57.96564738017
Wyoming
55.162143424
Nation
56.629045841643496

 Source: Tom Mortenson, Postsecondary Opportunity