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Figure 15.

Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 through 2009


Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1990 through 2009

NOTE: Some data for Asians/Pacific Islanders and American Indians/Alaska Natives should be interpreted with caution (see table 15). The data presented here represent status dropout rates, which is the percentage of civilian, noninstitutionalized 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 General Educational Development [GED] certificate). The status dropout rate 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. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October Supplement, selected years, 1990–2009.
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