10 states with the highest high school graduation rates

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America's graduation rates are trending up.

On Monday, the White House released new data showing that the national graduation rate at 83.2 percent for the 2014-15 academic year. That's up by nearly one percentage point from 2013-14 and more than four points higher than in 2010-11.

The District of Columbia had the lowest graduation rate with 68.5 percent, while New Mexico was second-to-last with a 68.6 percent rate.

Here's a look at the states that were at the top.

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10. Missouri

Graduation rate: 87.8 percent

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9. Tennessee

Graduation rate: 87.9 percent

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8. Kentucky

Graduation rate: 88 percent

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7. New Hampshire

Graduation rate: 88.1 percent

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6. Wisconsin

Graduation rate: 88.4 percent

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5. Nebraska

Graduation rate: 88.9 percent

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4. Texas

Graduation rate: 89 percent

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3. Alabama

Graduation rate: 89.3 percent

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2. New Jersey

Graduation rate: 89.7 percent

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1. Iowa

Graduation rate: 90.8 percent

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