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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Figure 18.1.

Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: 1997–2007


Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: 1997–2007

NOTE: The data presented here represent status dropout rates. The status dropout rate is the percentage of civilian, noninstitutionalized 16- to 24-yearolds who are not in high school and who have not earned a high school credential (either a diploma or equivalency credential such as a GED). It includes all dropouts, regardless of when they last attended school, as well as individuals who may have never attended school in the United States, such as immigrants who did not complete a high school diploma in their home country. The 1999 data for American Indians/Alaska Natives have been suppressed due to unstable estimates. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 1997–2007.

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