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Table 219.67. Number and high school completion rate of 18- to 24-year-olds not enrolled in high school (status completion rate), by selected characteristics: Selected years, 2005 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected characteristic Status completion rate1 2015
Number of 18- to 24-year-olds not enrolled in high school (in thousands) Percentage distribution of 18- to 24-year-olds not enrolled in high school
2005 2010 2014 2015 Total population2 Status completers only3 Total population2 Status completers only3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 87.6   (0.30) 90.4   (0.35) 92.4   (0.32) 93.0   (0.33) 28,165   (104.2) 26,185   (139.4) 100.0   (†) 100.0   (†)
Sex                                                
Male 85.4   (0.45) 89.2   (0.53) 91.8   (0.46) 92.5   (0.44) 14,065   (81.8) 13,010   (97.2) 49.9   (0.22) 49.7   (0.27)
Female 89.8   (0.38) 91.6   (0.38) 93.1   (0.38) 93.4   (0.45) 14,100   (78.5) 13,175   (100.3) 50.1   (0.22) 50.3   (0.27)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 92.3   (0.30) 93.7   (0.38) 94.2   (0.40) 94.7   (0.36) 15,628   (105.5) 14,796   (111.7) 55.5   (0.32) 56.5   (0.35)
Black 86.0   (0.91) 89.2   (1.08) 91.7   (0.91) 91.9   (0.91) 4,041   (53.5) 3,715   (61.9) 14.3   (0.17) 14.2   (0.21)
Hispanic 70.3   (1.12) 79.4   (1.21) 87.1   (0.88) 88.4   (0.93) 6,035   (68.2) 5,336   (84.5) 21.4   (0.23) 20.4   (0.28)
Asian 96.0   (0.93) 95.3   (1.26) 98.8   (0.47) 97.3   (0.75) 1,486   (41.8) 1,445   (42.1) 5.3   (0.15) 5.5   (0.16)
Pacific Islander 91.3   (6.17) 92.9   (4.17) 94.3   (5.59) 94.2   (4.80) 130   (21.9) 123   (19.7) 0.5   (0.08) 0.5   (0.08)
American Indian/Alaska Native 80.4   (4.49) 84.3   (4.61) 78.7   (4.18) 81.8   (5.03) 204   (28.5) 167   (25.9) 0.7   (0.10) 0.6   (0.10)
Two or more races 89.5   (2.24) 92.1   (2.06) 96.6   (1.16) 94.1   (1.71) 641   (42.6) 603   (42.2) 2.3   (0.15) 2.3   (0.16)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                
Male                                                
White 91.2   (0.46) 93.1   (0.53) 93.7   (0.53) 94.2   (0.50) 7,847   (82.4) 7,391   (87.3) 55.8   (0.43) 56.8   (0.48)
Black 83.1   (1.45) 87.3   (1.60) 91.2   (1.30) 92.2   (1.34) 1,972   (53.2) 1,817   (54.8) 14.0   (0.34) 14.0   (0.37)
Hispanic 64.8   (1.61) 76.4   (1.75) 86.0   (1.22) 87.9   (1.16) 3,021   (62.3) 2,654   (65.3) 21.5   (0.48) 20.4   (0.52)
Asian 96.3   (1.25) 96.0   (1.62) 98.0   (0.86) 96.4   (1.19) 748   (29.7) 721   (30.7) 5.3   (0.22) 5.5   (0.24)
Pacific Islander   (†) 88.6   (6.30)   (†)   (†) 73   (15.3) 68   (14.0) 0.5   (0.11) 0.5   (0.11)
American Indian/Alaska Native 74.4   (7.41) 86.8   (5.61) 78.0   (5.79) 79.7   (8.34) 105   (17.8) 83   (16.0) 0.7   (0.13) 0.6   (0.12)
Two or more races 88.2   (3.40) 97.7   (1.93) 94.7   (2.14) 91.7   (2.83) 299   (25.8) 274   (25.4) 2.1   (0.18) 2.1   (0.19)
Female                                                
White 93.3   (0.40) 94.4   (0.45) 94.7   (0.52) 95.2   (0.46) 7,781   (61.8) 7,405   (66.0) 55.2   (0.40) 56.2   (0.44)
Black 88.4   (1.14) 91.0   (1.18) 92.0   (1.16) 91.7   (1.29) 2,070   (58.1) 1,898   (58.9) 14.7   (0.37) 14.4   (0.40)
Hispanic 76.5   (1.51) 82.4   (1.34) 88.1   (1.16) 89.0   (1.32) 3,013   (45.8) 2,682   (59.0) 21.4   (0.34) 20.4   (0.42)
Asian 95.6   (1.38) 94.7   (1.71) 99.6   (0.31) 98.2   (0.99) 737   (28.5) 724   (28.0) 5.2   (0.20) 5.5   (0.21)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†) 100.0   (#)   (†) 58   (13.9) 54   (13.5) 0.4   (0.10) 0.4   (0.10)
American Indian/Alaska Native 85.2   (5.39) 81.2   (7.58) 79.4   (4.56) 83.9   (5.72) 99   (18.1) 83   (17.4) 0.7   (0.13) 0.6   (0.13)
Two or more races 90.8   (2.93) 87.3   (3.58) 98.2   (1.05) 96.2   (2.03) 342   (29.0) 328   (29.3) 2.4   (0.20) 2.5   (0.22)
                                                 
Age                                                
18 and 19 88.0   (0.60) 90.6   (0.67) 90.7   (0.70) 90.1   (0.79) 6,546   (70.7) 5,896   (83.7) 23.2   (0.20) 22.5   (0.25)
20 and 21 87.6   (0.53) 90.0   (0.64) 92.8   (0.53) 93.7   (0.51) 8,566   (149.2) 8,026   (146.9) 30.4   (0.53) 30.7   (0.55)
22 to 24 87.4   (0.44) 90.6   (0.48) 93.1   (0.44) 93.9   (0.41) 13,053   (152.5) 12,263   (154.2) 46.3   (0.53) 46.8   (0.55)
                                                 
Recency of immigration4                                                
Born outside the United States                                                
Hispanic 55.0   (1.86) 66.3   (2.46) 74.1   (2.48) 78.9   (2.34) 1,283   (72.0) 1,013   (66.7) 4.6   (0.25) 3.9   (0.25)
Non-Hispanic 93.5   (1.11) 92.5   (1.44) 95.7   (1.12) 94.6   (1.25) 1,507   (91.4) 1,426   (87.5) 5.4   (0.32) 5.4   (0.34)
First generation                                                
Hispanic 81.0   (1.81) 86.7   (1.28) 91.7   (1.09) 91.8   (1.14) 2,662   (96.8) 2,443   (91.9) 9.5   (0.34) 9.3   (0.34)
Non-Hispanic 95.7   (0.86) 95.5   (0.85) 97.8   (0.68) 97.8   (0.54) 2,037   (85.7) 1,992   (85.5) 7.2   (0.30) 7.6   (0.32)
Second generation or higher                                                
Hispanic 82.8   (1.73) 83.7   (1.82) 89.7   (1.51) 90.0   (1.53) 2,089   (80.1) 1,880   (81.3) 7.4   (0.29) 7.2   (0.30)
Non-Hispanic 90.8   (0.35) 92.7   (0.37) 93.4   (0.36) 93.8   (0.36) 18,587   (139.8) 17,430   (148.8) 66.0   (0.45) 66.6   (0.47)
                                                 
Disability5                                                
With a disability   (†) 75.8   (2.41) 83.7   (2.10) 83.5   (1.90) 1,099   (62.5) 917   (54.3) 3.9   (0.22) 3.5   (0.21)
Without a disability   (†) 90.9   (0.35) 92.8   (0.31) 93.4   (0.33) 27,067   (124.7) 25,268   (149.7) 96.1   (0.22) 96.5   (0.21)
                                                 
Region                                                
Northeast 91.2   (0.57) 92.7   (0.74) 94.3   (0.71) 95.2   (0.67) 4,975   (139.2) 4,734   (138.8) 17.7   (0.49) 18.1   (0.51)
Midwest 89.9   (0.54) 91.5   (0.71) 93.6   (0.70) 93.9   (0.71) 5,870   (139.2) 5,510   (144.0) 20.8   (0.48) 21.0   (0.53)
South 85.2   (0.57) 89.7   (0.65) 91.2   (0.62) 91.3   (0.55) 10,296   (162.2) 9,397   (162.1) 36.6   (0.58) 35.9   (0.61)
West 86.2   (0.68) 88.6   (0.74) 92.0   (0.68) 93.2   (0.60) 7,024   (165.4) 6,544   (158.5) 24.9   (0.57) 25.0   (0.60)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
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 Includes all 18- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in high school or a lower level of education.
3 Status completers are 18- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in high school or a lower level of education and who also are high school completers--that is, have either a high school diploma or an alternative credential, such as a GED.
4 United States refers to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas. Children born abroad to U.S.-citizen parents are also counted as born in the United States. Individuals defined as "first generation" were born in the United States, but one or both of their parents were born outside the United States. Individuals defined as "second generation or higher" were born in the United States, as were both of their parents.
5 Individuals identified as having a disability reported difficulty in at least one of the following: hearing, seeing even when wearing glasses, walking or climbing stairs, dressing or bathing, doing errands alone, concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
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. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and the suppression of cells that do not meet NCES reporting standards.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, 2005 through 2015. (This table was prepared July 2016.)

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