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

NCES 2011-012
December 2010


Table C-6. Standard errors for table 7: Status dropout rates, number of status dropouts, and population of 16- through 24-year-olds: October 1972 through October 2008


Year Status dropout rate
(percent)
Number of status dropouts
(thousands)
Population
(thousands)
       
1972 0.28 91.1
1973 0.27 90.9
1974 0.27 92.0
1975 0.27 92.0
1976 0.26 93.3
       
1977 0.27 94.9
1978 0.27 95.6
1979 0.27 96.8
1980 0.26 95.4
1981 0.26 96.1
       
1982 0.27 100.0
1983 0.27 98.6
1984 0.27 96.1
1985 0.27 93.2
1986 0.27 91.4
       
1987 0.28 92.3
1988 0.30 100.2
1989 0.31 98.0
1990 0.29 92.0
1991 0.30 92.8
       
1992 0.28 87.7
1993 0.28 87.5
1994 0.26 91.4
1995 0.27 92.9
1996 0.27 90.1
       
1997 0.27 87.4
1998 0.27 90.8
1999 0.26 89.7
2000 0.26 89.3
2001 0.25 89.3
       
2002 0.24 84.2
2003 0.23 82.6
2004 0.23 84.8
2005 0.22 81.7
2006 0.22 81.8
       
2007 0.21 79.8
2008 0.20 76.8
— Not available.
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.

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