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.