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

NCES 2011-012
December 2010


Table C-2. Standard errors for table 2: Event dropout rates of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, and number of dropouts and population of 15- through 24-year-olds who were enrolled: October 1972 through October 2008


Year Event dropout rate (percent) Number of event dropouts (thousands) Population enrolled (thousands)
       
1972 0.33 34.3 125.7
1973 0.33 35.2 127.0
1974 0.34 36.6 128.1
1975 0.32 34.4 128.3
1976 0.32 34.7 128.6
       
1977 0.34 37.1 130.0
1978 0.34 37.2 129.7
1979 0.34 37.2 129.3
1980 0.33 35.0 128.7
1981 0.33 34.5 128.7
       
1982 0.34 34.6 126.8
1983 0.33 33.1 125.7
1984 0.33 32.4 123.9
1985 0.34 32.3 122.8
1986 0.32 31.1 123.7
       
1987 0.30 29.9 123.1
1988 0.36 34.6 122.0
1989 0.36 32.4 119.5
1990 0.34 29.1 118.9
1991 0.34 29.1 119.3
       
1992 0.35 30.5 120.1
1993 0.36 30.4 119.5
1994 0.34 34.5 123.6
1995 0.35 36.0 124.3
1996 0.34 34.1 124.8
       
1997 0.32 32.0 126.7
1998 0.33 32.9 132.0
1999 0.33 34.2 134.1
2000 0.33 33.2 126.7
2001 0.33 33.7 133.7
       
2002 0.27 27.5 127.2
2003 0.28 29.6 129.3
2004 0.30 31.4 128.4
2005 0.27 29.1 130.5
2006 0.27 28.9 130.6
       
2007 0.26 28.1 131.2
2008 0.26 28.3 131.6
NOTE: Some of the standard error estimates in this table may differ from those previously published due to changes in the generalized variance parameters developed by the U.S. Census Bureau.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 1972–2008.