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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A11

Table A11.  Standard errors for Table 11: High school completion rates and method of completion of 18- through 24-year-olds not currently enrolled in high school or below, by raceethnicity: October 1990 through October 1995

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                                                        Year
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Completion method         1990      1991     1992\2\    1993\2\   1994\2\,\3\      1995\2\,\3\
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                                                      (percent)
Total\1\
Completed                 0.36      0.37       0.36       0.36        0.36            0.37
    Diploma               0.82      0.82       0.81       0.81        0.84            0.43
    Alternative           0.44      0.41       0.45       0.45        0.51            0.27
White, non-Hispanic
Completed                 0.37      0.38       0.36       0.37        0.36            0.38
    Diploma               0.88      0.88       0.86       0.87        0.89            0.47
    Alternative           0.52      0.50       0.54       0.52        0.59            0.32
Black, non-Hispanic
Completed                 1.22      1.26       1.27       1.27        1.19            1.18
    Diploma               2.78      2.81       2.83       2.87        2.88            1.39
    Alternative           1.48      1.48       1.49       1.59        1.78            0.91
Hispanic
Completed                 2.35      2.32       2.32       2.26        2.06            2.00
    Diploma               4.50      4.53       4.48       4.48        4.50            2.06
    Alternative           1.44      1.30       1.80       2.13        2.03            1.16
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1/ Due to relatively small sample sizes, American Indian/Alaskan Natives and Asian/Pacific Islanders are included in the total but are not shown separately.

2/ Numbers for these years reflect new wording of the educational attainment item in the CPS.

3/ Numbers in this year may reflect changes in CPS due to newly instituted computer assisted interviewing and/or due to the change in the population controls used this year to the 1990 Census-based estimates, with adjustment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October (various years), unpublished data.



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