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The Condition of Education 2014

Elementary and Secondary Education

Status Dropout Rates

The status dropout rate decreased from 12 percent in 1990 to 7 percent in 2012, with most of the decline occurring since 2000. The number of years of school that high school dropouts completed increased from 1990 to 2012.

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Status dropout rates of 16- through 24-year-olds, by years of school completed: 1990 and 2012

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS).