New Jersey had the second highest high school graduation rate, according to 2014-15 data released by the federal government Monday.
Nationally, the percentage of public school students earning diplomas in four years was 83.2 percent, a record high, according to a White House news release.
States with the highest graduation rates were:
• Iowa (90.8 percent)
• New Jersey (89.7)
• Alabama (89.3)
• Texas (89)
• Nebraska (88.9)
The rates were 79.2 percent in New York and 84.8 percent in Pennsylvania.
The data release coincided with a talk that President Obama delivered to students in Washington where he touted his administration’s education legacy.