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Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 19722008

NCES 2011-012
December 2010


Figure 3.  Status dropout rates of 16- through 24-year-olds, by race/ethnicity and sex: October 2008
 
Status dropout rates of 16- through 24-year-olds, by race/ethnicity and sex: October 2008
! Interpret data with caution. Due to relatively large standard errors, estimates are unstable.
NOTE: The status dropout rate indicates the percentage of 16- through 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in high school and who lack a high school credential. High school credentials include high school diplomas and equivalent credentials, such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Respondents were able to identify themselves as being two or more races. The White (non-Hispanic), Black (non-Hispanic), Asian/Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic), and American Indian/Alaska Native (non-Hispanic) categories consist of individuals who considered themselves to be one race and who did not identify as Hispanic. Non-Hispanics who identified themselves as multiracial are included in the Two or more races (non-Hispanic) category. The Hispanic category consists of Hispanics of all races and racial combinations.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2008.


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