|Population||Number of status dropouts||Status dropout rate (percent)||Dropout rate for
born within the
|Dropout rate for
born outside the
|Other Central American||323,600||94,500||29.2||8.6||40.8|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||471,200||57,500||12.2||11.3||18.8|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||72,400||5,500||7.6||5.5||12.0|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||317,700||48,600||15.3||15.4||1.8||!|
|! Interpret data with caution.
1 United States refers to the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
3 Excludes Taiwanese. Taiwanese is included in the "Other Asian" category.
NOTE: The data presented here represent status dropout rates. The status dropout rate is defined for this table as the percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds 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. This table uses a different data source from table 18.1a. In addition, this table includes institutionalized persons and noninstitutionalized persons, whereas table 18.1a includes only noninstitutionalized persons. Therefore, estimates are not directly comparable to the 2007 estimates in table 18.1a. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2007.