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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A39

Table A39.  Supporting data for Figure 4: Completion rates for persons ages 1824 not currently in high school or below, by raceethnicity: October 1972 through October 1995

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                                                    Raceethnicity\1\
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                                        White,           Black,
Year                      Total      non-Hispanic     non-Hispanic       Hispanic
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1972                      82.8           86.0             72.1             56.2
1973                      83.7           87.0             71.6             58.7
1974                      83.6           86.7             73.0             60.1
1975                      83.8           87.2             70.2             62.2
1976                      83.5           86.4             73.5             60.3
1977                      83.6           86.7             73.9             58.6
1978                      83.6           86.9             73.4             58.8
1979                      83.1           86.6             72.6             58.5
1980                      83.9           87.5             75.2             57.1
1981                      83.8           87.1             76.7             59.1
1982                      83.8           87.0             76.4             60.9
1983                      83.9           87.4             76.8             59.4
1984                      84.7           87.5             80.3             63.7
1985                      85.4           88.2             81.0             66.6
1986                      85.5           88.8             81.8             63.5
1987\2\                   84.7           87.7             81.9             65.1
1988\2\                   84.5           88.7             80.9             58.2
1989\2\                   84.7           89.0             81.9             59.4
1990\2\                   85.6           89.6             83.2             59.1
1991\2\                   84.9           89.4             82.5             56.5
1992\2\,\3\               86.4           90.7             82.0             62.1
1993\2\,\3\               86.2           90.1             81.9             64.4
1994\2\,\3\,\4\           85.8           90.7             83.3             61.8
1995\2\,\3\,\4\           85.3           89.8             84.5             62.8
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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 editing procedures instituted by the Bureau of the Census for cases with missing data on school enrollment items.

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

4/ 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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