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Table 1. Age at high school graduation for spring 1990 high school sophomores, by select student background characteristics: 2000

Characteristic <20 years old at high
school graduation
  20+ at high school
graduation
    No high school graduation
or alternative completion1
 
    Total 88.1 1.3   10.6
 
Sex
Female 87.4 1.2   11.4
Male 88.7 1.4   9.9
 
Race/ethnicity2
White 90.9 0.7   8.4
Black or African American 82.6 2.5   15.0
Hispanic or Latino 76.8 2.8 !   20.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 90.8 2.7 !    
American Indian or Alaska Native 71.4 4.2 !   24.4
More than One Race 81.6 4.3 !   14.2
 
Parents' SES
Lowest quartile 78.2 2.6 !   19.1
Quartile 2 88.0 1.2 !   10.8
Quartile 3 90.6 0.9 !   8.5
Highest quartile 97.4 0.5 !   2.2
   
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards are not met; the standard error represents more than 50 percent of the estimate.
1 Includes GED recipients, as well as those who received an alternative form of high school completion, such as a certificate of attendance.
2 Students of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity are included in the Hispanic or Latino category regardless of race.
Note: Totals may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) Fourth Follow-Up Restricted-Use File.


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