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Table 107. Percent of high school dropouts (status dropouts) among persons 16 to 24 years old, by sex and race/ethnicity: Selected years, April 1960 to October 2001

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         |              Total                            |             Male                              |            Female
         |_______________________________________________|_______________________________________________|_______________________________________________
  Year   |     All   |  White,   |   Black,  | Hispanic  |   All     |  White,   |  Black,   | Hispanic  |   All     |  White,   |  Black,   | Hispanic
         |    races  |   non-    |    non-   |  origin   |  races    |   non-    |   non-    |  origin   |  races    |   non-    |   non-    |  origin
         |           | Hispanic  |  Hispanic |           |           | Hispanic  | Hispanic  |           |           | Hispanic  | Hispanic  |
_________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
    1    |     2     |    3      |    4      |    5      |    6      |    7      |    8      |    9      |    10     |    11     |    12     |    13
_________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
1960\1\ .|27.2   --- | ---   --- | ---   --- | ---   --- |27.8   --- | ---   --- | ---   --- | ---   --- |26.7   --- | ---   --- | ---   --- | ---   ---
1967\2\ .|17.0   --- |15.4   --- |28.6   --- | ---   --- |16.5   --- |14.7   --- |30.6   --- | ---   --- |17.3   --- |16.1   --- |26.9   --- | ---   ---
1968\2\ .|16.2   --- |14.7   --- |27.4   --- | ---   --- |15.8   --- |14.4   --- |27.1   --- | ---   --- |16.5   --- |15.0   --- |27.6   --- | ---   ---
1969\2\ .|15.2   --- |13.6   --- |26.7   --- | ---   --- |14.3   --- |12.6   --- |26.9   --- | ---   --- |16.0   --- |14.6   --- |26.7   --- | ---   ---
1970\2\ .|15.0 (0.29)|13.2 (0.30)|27.9 (1.22)| ---   --- |14.2 (0.42)|12.2 (0.42)|29.4 (1.82)| ---   --- |15.7 (0.41)|14.1 (0.42)|26.6 (1.65)| ---   ---
         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | ---   ---
1971\2\ .|14.7 (0.28)|13.4 (0.29)|24.0 (1.14)| ---   --- |14.2 (0.41)|12.6 (0.41)|25.5 (1.70)| ---   --- |15.2 (0.40)|14.2 (0.42)|22.6 (1.54)| ---   ---
1972 ....|14.6 (0.28)|12.3 (0.29)|21.3 (1.07)|34.3 (2.22)|14.1 (0.40)|11.6 (0.40)|22.3 (1.59)|33.7 (3.23)|15.1 (0.39)|12.8 (0.41)|20.5 (1.44)|34.8 (3.05)
1973 ....|14.1 (0.27)|11.6 (0.28)|22.2 (1.06)|33.5 (2.24)|13.7 (0.38)|11.5 (0.39)|21.5 (1.53)|30.4 (3.16)|14.5 (0.38)|11.8 (0.39)|22.8 (1.47)|36.4 (3.16)
1974 ....|14.3 (0.27)|11.9 (0.28)|21.2 (1.05)|33.0 (2.08)|14.2 (0.39)|12.0 (0.40)|20.1 (1.51)|33.8 (2.99)|14.3 (0.38)|11.8 (0.39)|22.1 (1.45)|32.2 (2.90)
1975 ....|13.9 (0.27)|11.4 (0.27)|22.9 (1.06)|29.2 (2.02)|13.3 (0.37)|11.0 (0.38)|23.0 (1.56)|26.7 (2.84)|14.5 (0.38)|11.8 (0.39)|22.9 (1.44)|31.6 (2.86)
         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |
1976 ....|14.1 (0.27)|12.0 (0.28)|20.5 (1.00)|31.4 (2.01)|14.1 (0.38)|12.1 (0.39)|21.2 (1.49)|30.3 (2.94)|14.2 (0.37)|11.8 (0.39)|19.9 (1.35)|32.3 (2.76)
1977 ....|14.1 (0.27)|11.9 (0.28)|19.8 (0.99)|33.0 (2.02)|14.5 (0.38)|12.6 (0.40)|19.5 (1.45)|31.6 (2.89)|13.8 (0.37)|11.2 (0.38)|20.0 (1.36)|34.3 (2.83)
1978 ....|14.2 (0.27)|11.9 (0.28)|20.2 (1.00)|33.3 (2.00)|14.6 (0.38)|12.2 (0.40)|22.5 (1.52)|33.6 (2.88)|13.9 (0.37)|11.6 (0.39)|18.3 (1.31)|33.1 (2.78)
1979 ....|14.6 (0.27)|12.0 (0.28)|21.1 (1.01)|33.8 (1.98)|15.0 (0.39)|12.6 (0.40)|22.4 (1.52)|33.0 (2.83)|14.2 (0.37)|11.5 (0.38)|20.0 (1.35)|34.5 (2.77)
1980 ....|14.1 (0.26)|11.4 (0.27)|19.1 (0.97)|35.2 (1.89)|15.1 (0.39)|12.3 (0.40)|20.8 (1.47)|37.2 (2.72)|13.1 (0.36)|10.5 (0.37)|17.7 (1.28)|33.2 (2.61)
         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |
1981 ....|13.9 (0.26)|11.3 (0.27)|18.4 (0.93)|33.2 (1.80)|15.1 (0.38)|12.5 (0.40)|19.9 (1.40)|36.0 (2.61)|12.8 (0.35)|10.2 (0.36)|17.1 (1.24)|30.4 (2.48)
1982 ....|13.9 (0.27)|11.4 (0.29)|18.4 (0.97)|31.7 (1.93)|14.5 (0.40)|12.0 (0.42)|21.2 (1.50)|30.5 (2.73)|13.3 (0.38)|10.8 (0.40)|15.9 (1.26)|32.8 (2.71)
1983 ....|13.7 (0.27)|11.1 (0.29)|18.0 (0.97)|31.6 (1.93)|14.9 (0.41)|12.2 (0.43)|19.9 (1.46)|34.3 (2.84)|12.5 (0.37)|10.1 (0.39)|16.2 (1.28)|29.1 (2.61)
1984 ....|13.1 (0.27)|11.0 (0.29)|15.5 (0.91)|29.8 (1.91)|14.0 (0.40)|11.9 (0.43)|16.8 (1.37)|30.6 (2.78)|12.3 (0.37)|10.1 (0.39)|14.3 (1.22)|29.0 (2.63)
1985 ....|12.6 (0.27)|10.4 (0.29)|15.2 (0.92)|27.6 (1.93)|13.4 (0.40)|11.1 (0.42)|16.1 (1.37)|29.9 (2.76)|11.8 (0.37)| 9.8 (0.39)|14.3 (1.23)|25.2 (2.68)
         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |
1986 ....|12.2 (0.27)| 9.7 (0.28)|14.2 (0.90)|30.1 (1.88)|13.1 (0.40)|10.3 (0.42)|15.0 (1.33)|32.8 (2.66)|11.4 (0.37)| 9.1 (0.39)|13.5 (1.21)|27.2 (2.63)
1987 ....|12.6 (0.28)|10.4 (0.30)|14.1 (0.90)|28.6 (1.84)|13.2 (0.40)|10.8 (0.43)|15.0 (1.35)|29.1 (2.57)|12.1 (0.38)|10.0 (0.41)|13.3 (1.21)|28.1 (2.64)
1988 ....|12.9 (0.30)| 9.6 (0.31)|14.5 (1.00)|35.8 (2.30)|13.5 (0.44)|10.3 (0.46)|15.0 (1.48)|36.0 (3.19)|12.2 (0.42)| 8.9 (0.43)|14.0 (1.36)|35.4 (3.31)
1989 ....|12.6 (0.31)| 9.4 (0.32)|13.9 (0.98)|33.0 (2.19)|13.6 (0.45)|10.3 (0.47)|14.9 (1.46)|34.4 (3.08)|11.7 (0.42)| 8.5 (0.43)|13.0 (1.32)|31.6 (3.11)
1990 ....|12.1 (0.29)| 9.0 (0.30)|13.2 (0.94)|32.4 (1.91)|12.3 (0.42)| 9.3 (0.44)|11.9 (1.30)|34.3 (2.71)|11.8 (0.41)| 8.7 (0.42)|14.4 (1.34)|30.3 (2.70)
         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |
1991 ....|12.5 (0.30)| 8.9 (0.31)|13.6 (0.95)|35.3 (1.93)|13.0 (0.43)| 8.9 (0.44)|13.5 (1.37)|39.2 (2.74)|11.9 (0.41)| 8.9 (0.43)|13.7 (1.31)|31.1 (2.70)
1992\3\ .|11.0 (0.28)| 7.7 (0.29)|13.7 (0.95)|29.4 (1.86)|11.3 (0.41)| 8.0 (0.42)|12.5 (1.32)|32.1 (2.67)|10.7 (0.39)| 7.4 (0.40)|14.8 (1.36)|26.6 (2.56)
1993\3\ .|11.0 (0.28)| 7.9 (0.29)|13.6 (0.94)|27.5 (1.79)|11.2 (0.40)| 8.2 (0.42)|12.6 (1.32)|28.1 (2.54)|10.9 (0.40)| 7.6 (0.41)|14.4 (1.34)|26.9 (2.52)
1994\3\ .|11.4 (0.26)| 7.7 (0.27)|12.6 (0.75)|30.0 (1.16)|12.3 (0.38)| 8.0 (0.38)|14.1 (1.14)|31.6 (1.60)|10.6 (0.36)| 7.5 (0.37)|11.3 (0.99)|28.1 (1.66)
1995\3\ .|12.0 (0.27)| 8.6 (0.28)|12.1 (0.74)|30.0 (1.15)|12.2 (0.38)| 9.0 (0.40)|11.1 (1.05)|30.0 (1.59)|11.7 (0.37)| 8.2 (0.39)|12.9 (1.05)|30.0 (1.66)
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1996\3\ .|11.1 (0.27)| 7.3 (0.27)|13.0 (0.80)|29.4 (1.19)|11.4 (0.38)| 7.3 (0.38)|13.5 (1.18)|30.3 (1.67)|10.9 (0.38)| 7.3 (0.39)|12.5 (1.08)|28.3 (1.69)
1997\3\ .|11.0 (0.27)| 7.6 (0.28)|13.4 (0.80)|25.3 (1.11)|11.9 (0.39)| 8.5 (0.41)|13.3 (1.16)|27.0 (1.55)|10.1 (0.36)| 6.7 (0.37)|13.5 (1.11)|23.4 (1.59)
1998\3\ .|11.8 (0.27)| 7.7 (0.28)|13.8 (0.81)|29.5 (1.12)|13.3 (0.40)| 8.6 (0.41)|15.5 (1.24)|33.5 (1.59)|10.3 (0.36)| 6.9 (0.37)|12.2 (1.05)|25.0 (1.56)
1999\3\ .|11.2 (0.26)| 7.3 (0.27)|12.6 (0.77)|28.6 (1.11)|11.9 (0.38)| 7.7 (0.39)|12.1 (1.10)|31.0 (1.58)|10.5 (0.36)| 6.9 (0.37)|13.0 (1.08)|26.0 (1.54)
2000\3\ .|10.9 (0.26)| 6.9 (0.26)|13.1 (0.78)|27.8 (1.08)|12.0 (0.38)| 7.0 (0.37)|15.3 (1.20)|31.8 (1.56)| 9.9 (0.35)| 6.9 (0.37)|11.1 (1.00)|23.5 (1.48)
2001\3\ .|10.7 (0.25)| 7.3 (0.26)|10.9 (0.71)|27.0 (1.06)|12.2 (0.38)| 7.9 (0.39)|13.0 (1.12)|31.6 (1.55)| 9.3 (0.34)| 6.7 (0.36)| 9.0 (0.90)|22.1 (1.42)
_________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

---Not available.
\1\Based on the April 1960 decennial census.
\2\White and black include persons of Hispanic origin.
\3\Because of changes in data collection procedures, data may not be comparable with figures for years prior to 1992.

NOTE: All races includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. "Status" dropouts are 16- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in school and who have not completed a high school program regardless of when they left school. People who have received GED credentials are counted as high school completers. All data except for 1960 are based on October counts. Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS), unpublished tabulations; and U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Dropout Rates in the United States, 2001. (This table was prepared October 2002.)

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