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Title:  Dropout Rates in the United States: 2004
Description: This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates for 2004, and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three decades (19722004), including characteristics of dropouts and completers in these years. Among other findings, the report shows that in students living in low-income families were approximately four times more likely to drop out of high school between 2003 and 2004 than were their peers from high-income families. Focusing on indicators of on-time graduation from public high schools, the averaged freshman graduation rate for the 3 most recent years for which data are available shows an increase from 72.6 percent for 200102 to 73.9 percent for 200203 to 74.3 percent for 200304.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: November 2006
Web Release: December 7, 2006
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2007024
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laird, J., DeBell, M., and Chapman, C.
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
Common Core of Data (CCD)
Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Chris Chapman.
 
 
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