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Table 219.90. Number and percentage distribution of 14- through 21-year-old students served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, who exited school, by exit reason, sex, race/ethnicity, age, and type of disability: 2012-13 and 2013-14
Year, sex, race/ethnicity, age, and type of disability Exited school Transferred to regular education4 Moved, known to be continuing5
Total Graduated with regular diploma Received alternative certificate1 Reached maximum age2 Dropped out3 Died
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2012-13                
Total number 396,292 258,028 56,404 5,846 74,575 1,439 57,677 162,901
Percentage distribution of total 100.0 65.1 14.2 1.5 18.8 0.4
                 
Number by sex                
Male 258,321 166,023 35,705 3,786 51,810 997 38,328 109,036
Female 137,971 92,005 20,699 2,060 22,765 442 19,349 53,865
                 
Number by race/ethnicity                
White 208,030 149,809 22,314 3,035 32,105 767 33,817 79,442
Black 84,905 46,520 16,360 1,296 20,391 338 9,795 42,779
Hispanic 82,015 47,671 15,032 1,062 18,007 243 10,548 30,722
Asian 6,450 4,547 1,054 264 555 30 1,263 1,638
Pacific Islander 1,617 1,061 159 50 338 9 300 474
American Indian/Alaska Native 5,645 3,559 518 51 1,498 19 754 3,092
Two or more races 7,630 4,861 967 88 1,681 33 1,200 4,754
                 
Number by age6                
14 2,687 13 21 2,461 192 15,210 33,807
15 5,280 46 32 4,974 228 13,229 34,883
16 15,964 3,537 560 11,574 293 12,766 35,506
17 147,525 111,224 15,493 5 20,525 278 10,158 31,521
18 149,844 107,060 22,095 1 20,467 221 4,464 18,570
19 43,275 25,284 8,319 73 9,483 116 1,126 5,915
20 18,536 7,624 5,512 1,588 3,741 71 506 1,981
21 13,181 3,240 4,372 4,179 1,350 40 218 718
                 
Number by type of disability                
Autism 19,429 12,467 4,506 1,027 1,375 54 1,802 5,276
Deaf-blindness 82 46 13 9 12 2 2 18
Emotional disturbance 39,493 21,249 3,787 344 13,984 129 5,557 29,392
Hearing impairment 4,623 3,335 768 70 441 9 637 1,470
Intellectual disability 40,690 17,384 13,438 2,315 7,302 251 1,781 15,880
Multiple disabilities 9,205 4,184 2,602 718 1,397 304 320 2,901
Orthopedic impairment 3,586 2,268 708 165 382 63 414 1,093
Other health impairment7 58,413 41,526 5,814 267 10,550 256 9,245 24,801
Specific learning disability 206,054 144,530 23,260 754 37,191 319 28,869 76,001
Speech or language impairment 10,488 7,990 907 45 1,525 21 8,622 4,845
Traumatic brain injury 2,525 1,741 405 81 280 18 219 758
Visual impairment 1,704 1,308 196 51 136 13 209 466
                 
2013-14                
Total number 391,785 259,036 53,031 5,937 72,351 1,430 56,590 167,195
Percentage distribution of total 100.0 66.1 13.5 1.5 18.5 0.4
                 
Number by sex                
Male 254,942 166,488 33,583 3,841 50,045 985 37,358 110,925
Female 136,843 92,548 19,448 2,096 22,306 445 18,573 56,270
                 
Number by race/ethnicity                
White 201,726 146,881 21,241 2,984 29,876 744 32,764 80,238
Black 83,052 47,739 14,306 1,226 19,452 329 8,910 44,113
Hispanic 85,231 50,112 14,723 1,320 18,812 264 11,017 33,003
Asian 6,622 4,712 1,092 243 543 32 1,369 1,579
Pacific Islander 1,489 1,003 117 12 343 14 357 432
American Indian/Alaska Native 5,666 3,432 521 49 1,646 18 857 3,063
Two or more races 7,999 5,157 1,031 103 1,679 29 1,316 4,767
                 
Number by age6                
14 2,957 7 2 2,742 206 15,025 35,562
15 5,602 46 23 5,296 237 12,809 37,607
16 15,621 3,560 483 11,309 269 12,434 36,450
17 146,276 112,169 14,232 1 19,587 287 9,883 31,268
18 147,787 107,542 20,758 2 19,289 196 4,571 17,574
19 41,667 24,336 8,078 16 9,124 113 1,086 5,893
20 18,054 7,931 4,740 1,571 3,738 74 533 2,061
21 13,821 3,445 4,715 4,347 1,266 48 249 780
                 
Number by type of disability                
Autism 21,584 14,148 4,630 1,173 1,565 68 1,942 6,016
Deaf-blindness 125 65 30 9 16 5 9 31
Emotional disturbance 37,595 20,570 3,373 278 13,238 136 5,315 29,468
Hearing impairment 4,555 3,382 674 59 430 10 607 1,541
Intellectual disability 34,992 14,273 12,296 2,328 5,873 222 1,431 13,059
Multiple disabilities 8,831 4,059 2,417 799 1,255 301 328 2,994
Orthopedic impairment 3,289 2,157 548 154 361 69 380 968
Other health impairment7 60,384 43,552 5,664 280 10,625 263 9,492 26,450
Specific learning disability 205,753 145,627 21,972 674 37,178 302 28,027 80,501
Speech or language impairment 10,278 7,998 826 58 1,376 20 8,620 5,058
Traumatic brain injury 2,616 1,811 380 84 319 22 223 654
Visual impairment 1,783 1,394 221 41 115 12 216 455
†Not applicable.
1 Received a certificate of completion, modified diploma, or some similar document, but did not meet the same standards for graduation as those for students without disabilities.
2 Students may exit special education services due to maximum age beginning at age 18, depending on state law or practice or order of any court.
3 "Dropped out" is defined as the total who were enrolled at some point in the reporting year, were not enrolled at the end of the reporting year, and did not exit for any of the other reasons described. Includes students previously categorized as "moved, not known to continue."
4 "Transferred to regular education" was previously labeled "no longer receives special education."
5 "Moved, known to be continuing" is the total number of students who moved out of the administrative area or transferred to another district and are known to be continuing in an educational program.
6 Age data are as of fall of the school year, so some students may have been 1 year older at the time they exited school.
7 Other health impairments include having limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems such as a heart condition, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, or diabetes.
NOTE: Data are for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Indian Education, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Section 618 Data Products: State Level Data Files. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from http://www2.ed.gov/programs/osepidea/618-data/state-level-data-files/index.html. (This table was prepared October 2016.)

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