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Table 219.65. High school completion rate of 18- to 24-year-olds not enrolled in high school (status completion rate), by sex and race/ethnicity: 1972 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year Status completion rate1
Total Sex Race/ethnicity
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1972 82.8 (0.36) 83.0 (0.52) 82.7 (0.49) 86.0 (0.36) 72.1 (1.45) 56.2 (3.67) (†)
1973 83.7 (0.34) 84.0 (0.50) 83.4 (0.48) 87.0 (0.35) 71.6 (1.42) 58.7 (3.68) (†)
1974 83.6 (0.34) 83.4 (0.50) 83.8 (0.47) 86.7 (0.35) 72.9 (1.41) 60.1 (3.40) (†)
1975 83.8 (0.34) 84.1 (0.48) 83.6 (0.47) 87.2 (0.34) 70.2 (1.43) 62.2 (3.45) (†)
1976 83.5 (0.33) 83.0 (0.49) 84.0 (0.46) 86.4 (0.34) 73.5 (1.36) 60.3 (3.36) (†)
                             
1977 83.6 (0.33) 82.8 (0.49) 84.4 (0.45) 86.7 (0.34) 73.9 (1.34) 58.6 (3.50) (†)
1978 83.6 (0.33) 82.8 (0.48) 84.2 (0.45) 86.9 (0.34) 73.4 (1.33) 58.8 (3.21) (†)
1979 83.1 (0.33) 82.1 (0.49) 84.0 (0.45) 86.5 (0.34) 72.6 (1.33) 58.5 (3.15) (†)
1980 83.9 (0.32) 82.3 (0.48) 85.3 (0.43) 87.5 (0.33) 75.2 (1.28) 57.1 (2.99) (†)
1981 83.8 (0.32) 82.0 (0.48) 85.4 (0.43) 87.1 (0.33) 76.7 (1.22) 59.1 (2.90) (†)
                             
1982 83.8 (0.34) 82.7 (0.50) 84.9 (0.46) 87.0 (0.35) 76.4 (1.28) 60.9 (2.61) (†)
1983 83.9 (0.34) 82.1 (0.51) 85.6 (0.45) 87.4 (0.35) 76.8 (1.27) 59.4 (3.13) (†)
1984 84.7 (0.34) 83.3 (0.50) 85.9 (0.45) 87.5 (0.35) 80.3 (1.19) 63.7 (3.03) (†)
1985 85.4 (0.34) 84.0 (0.50) 86.7 (0.45) 88.2 (0.35) 81.0 (1.20) 66.6 (2.40) (†)
1986 85.5 (0.34) 84.2 (0.51) 86.7 (0.45) 88.8 (0.35) 81.8 (1.19) 63.5 (2.30) (†)
                             
1987 84.7 (0.35) 83.6 (0.52) 85.8 (0.47) 87.7 (0.37) 81.9 (1.20) 65.1 (2.24) (†)
1988 84.5 (0.39) 83.2 (0.58) 85.8 (0.52) 88.6 (0.40) 80.9 (1.35) 58.2 (2.56) (†)
1989 84.7 (0.37) 83.2 (0.55) 86.2 (0.49) 89.0 (0.38) 81.9 (1.25) 59.4 (2.29) 89.3 (2.46)
1990 85.6 (0.36) 85.1 (0.53) 86.0 (0.50) 89.6 (0.37) 83.2 (1.22) 59.1 (2.35) 94.2 (1.72)
1991 84.9 (0.37) 83.8 (0.55) 85.9 (0.51) 89.4 (0.38) 82.5 (1.26) 56.5 (2.32) 95.2 (1.42)
                             
1992 86.4 (0.36) 85.3 (0.53) 87.4 (0.49) 90.7 (0.36) 82.0 (1.26) 62.1 (2.32) 93.1 (1.73)
1993 86.2 (0.36) 85.4 (0.53) 86.9 (0.50) 90.1 (0.37) 81.9 (1.27) 64.4 (2.26) 93.9 (1.66)
1994 85.8 (0.36) 84.5 (0.53) 87.0 (0.49) 90.7 (0.36) 83.3 (1.19) 61.8 (2.06) 92.4 (1.83)
1995 85.0 (0.34) 84.3 (0.50) 85.7 (0.47) 89.5 (0.36) 84.1 (1.01) 62.6 (1.40) 94.8 (1.43)
1996 86.2 (0.35) 85.7 (0.50) 86.8 (0.48) 91.5 (0.34) 83.0 (1.08) 61.9 (1.49) 93.5 (1.24)
                             
1997 85.9 (0.35) 84.6 (0.51) 87.2 (0.47) 90.5 (0.36) 82.0 (1.10) 66.7 (1.42) 90.6 (1.58)
1998 84.8 (0.36) 82.6 (0.53) 87.0 (0.47) 90.2 (0.36) 81.4 (1.11) 62.8 (1.37) 94.2 (1.22)
1999 85.9 (0.34) 84.8 (0.50) 87.0 (0.46) 91.2 (0.34) 83.5 (1.04) 63.4 (1.39) 94.0 (1.19)
2000 86.5 (0.33) 84.9 (0.49) 88.1 (0.44) 91.8 (0.33) 83.7 (1.01) 64.1 (1.36) 94.6 (1.13)
2001 86.5 (0.31) 84.6 (0.47) 88.3 (0.41) 91.1 (0.32) 85.7 (0.92) 65.7 (1.24) 96.1 (0.91)
                             
2002 86.6 (0.31) 84.8 (0.46) 88.4 (0.41) 91.8 (0.31) 84.7 (0.95) 67.3 (1.15) 95.7 (0.89)
2003 87.1 (0.30) 85.1 (0.46) 89.2 (0.40) 91.9 (0.31) 85.0 (0.96) 69.2 (1.15) 94.8 (1.06)
2004 86.9 (0.30) 84.9 (0.46) 88.8 (0.40) 91.7 (0.31) 83.5 (0.98) 69.9 (1.12) 95.2 (1.00)
2005 87.6 (0.30) 85.4 (0.45) 89.8 (0.38) 92.3 (0.30) 86.0 (0.91) 70.3 (1.12) 96.0 (0.93)
2006 87.8 (0.29) 86.5 (0.43) 89.2 (0.39) 92.6 (0.30) 84.9 (0.93) 70.9 (1.11) 95.8 (0.95)
                             
2007 89.0 (0.28) 87.4 (0.42) 90.6 (0.37) 93.5 (0.28) 88.8 (0.80) 72.7 (1.07) 92.8 (1.23)
2008 89.9 (0.27) 89.3 (0.39) 90.5 (0.37) 94.2 (0.26) 86.9 (0.86) 75.5 (1.03) 95.5 (1.01)
2009 89.8 (0.27) 88.3 (0.40) 91.2 (0.35) 93.8 (0.27) 87.1 (0.84) 76.8 (1.00) 97.6 (0.72)
2010 90.4 (0.35) 89.2 (0.53) 91.6 (0.38) 93.7 (0.38) 89.2 (1.08) 79.4 (1.21) 95.3 (1.26)
2011 90.8 (0.35) 89.9 (0.50) 91.8 (0.46) 93.8 (0.39) 90.1 (0.98) 82.2 (1.04) 94.1 (1.48)
                             
2012 91.3 (0.33) 90.3 (0.47) 92.3 (0.45) 94.6 (0.38) 90.0 (1.01) 82.8 (1.02) 95.3 (1.24)
2013 92.0 (0.35) 91.4 (0.47) 92.6 (0.45) 94.3 (0.38) 91.5 (1.13) 85.0 (0.98) 96.3 (1.27)
2014 92.4 (0.32) 91.8 (0.46) 93.1 (0.38) 94.2 (0.40) 91.7 (0.91) 87.1 (0.88) 98.8 (0.47)
2015 93.0 (0.33) 92.5 (0.44) 93.4 (0.45) 94.7 (0.36) 91.9 (0.91) 88.4 (0.93) 97.3 (0.75)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 The status completion rate is the number of 18- to 24-year-olds who are high school completers as a percentage of the total number of 18- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in high school or a lower level of education. High school completers include those with a high school diploma, as well as those with an alternative credential, such as a GED.
2 Prior to 2003, Asian data include Pacific Islanders.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutionalized population, which excludes persons in prisons, persons in the military, and other persons not living in households. Because of changes in data collection procedures, data for 1992 and later years may not be comparable with figures for prior years. Beginning in 2010, standard errors were computed using replicate weights, which produced more precise values than the generalized variance function methodology used in prior years. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, 1972 through 2015. (This table was prepared July 2016.)

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