|Characteristic||Status dropout rate (percent)||Number of status dropouts (thousands)||Population (thousands)||Percent of all dropouts||Percent of population|
American Indian/Alaska Native,
Two or more races,
|Recency of immigration|
Born outside the 50 states and
District of Columbia
|Second generation or higher2|
1 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.
2 Individuals defined as “first generation” were born in the 50 states or the District of Columbia, and one or both of their parents were born outside the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Individuals defined as “second generation or higher” were born in the 50 states or the District of Columbia, as were both of their parents.
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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2008.