Title:  Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012
Description: This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. The report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes national estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are high school dropouts (status dropout rates), and the percentage of young people in a specified age range who hold high school credentials (status completion rates). In addition, the report includes state-level data on event dropout rates and the percentage of students who graduate within four years of starting ninth grade (adjusted cohort graduation rates). Data are presented by a number of characteristics including race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2015
Web Release: June 25, 2015
Publication #: NCES 2015015
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Patrick Stark, Amber M. Noel: American Institutes for Research
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:
Joel McFarland.