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 - 2008First-Time Freshmen Directly from High School Enrolled Anywhere in the US - Fall 2008
Alabama
66.74592230616
Alaska
45.780533682
Arizona
51.46426033022
Arkansas
62.53010418820
California
65.4409439267801
Colorado
62.64860630445
Connecticut
68.04641231580
Delaware
66.291856076
Florida
58.816762998630
Georgia
69.69107863374
Hawaii
62.3139988725
Idaho
49.1174758578
Illinois
57.415024886277
Indiana
65.76668943803
Iowa
64.33683423682
Kansas
65.43311521665
Kentucky
60.94336726424
Louisiana
65.34193227362
Maine
61.3158079690
Maryland
62.96862543171
Massachusetts
74.67563256456
Michigan
59.912370574115
Minnesota
69.26533945235
Mississippi
77.42815021786
Missouri
60.06904741421
Montana
51.8120996272
Nebraska
65.52219114531
Nevada
55.6178449916
New Hampshire
63.91727611032
New Jersey
71.110833877068
New Mexico
67.71975913376
New York
74.2206201153009
North Carolina
66.08890158670
North Dakota
67.669994732
Ohio
62.713381583895
Oklahoma
56.03966322212
Oregon
46.53776317566
Pennsylvania
63.914777594458
Rhode Island
67.4119298040
South Carolina
70.13851426995
South Dakota
72.191386587
Tennessee
61.66337539033
Texas
56.9264044150160
Utah
58.52951817259
Vermont
48.391514416
Virginia
68.78428257862
Washington
50.76619033590
West Virginia
59.01809410682
Wisconsin
59.17060941738
Wyoming
59.454943262
Nation
63.332996132088797

 Source: Tom Mortenson, Postsecondary Opportunity