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Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school dropouts, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 to 2003 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 3.3: Dropout Rates

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Table 3.3. Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school dropouts, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 to 2003
Year Total White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
1990 12.1 9.0 13.4 32.4 4.9 16.4 !
1992 11.0 7.7 13.7 29.5 5.7 17.5 !
1994 11.4 7.7 12.6 30.0 5.8 10.2 !
1996 11.1 7.3 13.0 29.4 5.3 13.0 !
1998 11.8 7.7 13.8 29.5 4.1 11.8 !
2000 10.9 6.9 13.1 27.8 3.8 14.0 !
2001 10.7 7.3 10.9 27.0 3.6 13.1 !
2002 10.5 6.5 11.3 25.7 3.9 16.8  
2003 9.9 6.3 10.9 23.5 3.9 15.0 !
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: The data presented here represent status dropout rates, which is the percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who are out of school and who have not earned a high school credential. The status dropout rate includes all dropouts regardless of when they last attended school, as well as individuals who may have never attended school in the U.S. such as immigrants who did not complete a high school diploma in their home country. Another way of calculating dropout rates is the event dropout rate, which is the percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 10 through 12 in the 12 months preceding the fall of each data collection year.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, October Current Population Survey (CPS), 1990 to 2003.

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