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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 2022
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
YearStatus completion rate1
TotalSexRace/ethnicity
MaleFemaleAsianBlackHispanicWhite
12345678
197282.8(0.36)83.0(0.52)82.7(0.49)---(†)72.1(1.45)56.2(3.67)86.0(0.36)
197383.7(0.34)84.0(0.50)83.4(0.48)---(†)71.6(1.42)58.7(3.68)87.0(0.35)
197483.6(0.34)83.4(0.50)83.8(0.47)---(†)72.9(1.41)60.1(3.40)86.7(0.35)
197583.8(0.34)84.1(0.48)83.6(0.47)---(†)70.2(1.43)62.2(3.45)87.2(0.34)
197683.5(0.33)83.0(0.49)84.0(0.46)---(†)73.5(1.36)60.3(3.36)86.4(0.34)
 
197783.6(0.33)82.8(0.49)84.4(0.45)---(†)73.9(1.34)58.6(3.50)86.7(0.34)
197883.6(0.33)82.8(0.48)84.2(0.45)---(†)73.4(1.33)58.8(3.21)86.9(0.34)
197983.1(0.33)82.1(0.49)84.0(0.45)---(†)72.6(1.33)58.5(3.15)86.5(0.34)
198083.9(0.32)82.3(0.48)85.3(0.43)---(†)75.2(1.28)57.1(2.99)87.5(0.33)
198183.8(0.32)82.0(0.48)85.4(0.43)---(†)76.7(1.22)59.1(2.90)87.1(0.33)
 
198283.8(0.34)82.7(0.50)84.9(0.46)---(†)76.4(1.28)60.9(2.61)87.0(0.35)
198383.9(0.34)82.1(0.51)85.6(0.45)---(†)76.8(1.27)59.4(3.13)87.4(0.35)
198484.7(0.34)83.3(0.50)85.9(0.45)---(†)80.3(1.19)63.7(3.03)87.5(0.35)
198585.4(0.34)84.0(0.50)86.7(0.45)---(†)81.0(1.20)66.6(2.40)88.2(0.35)
198685.5(0.34)84.2(0.51)86.7(0.45)---(†)81.8(1.19)63.5(2.30)88.8(0.35)
 
198784.7(0.35)83.6(0.52)85.8(0.47)---(†)81.9(1.20)65.1(2.24)87.7(0.37)
198884.5(0.39)83.2(0.58)85.8(0.52)---(†)80.9(1.35)58.2(2.56)88.6(0.40)
198984.7(0.37)83.2(0.55)86.2(0.49)89.32(2.46)81.9(1.25)59.4(2.29)89.0(0.38)
199085.6(0.36)85.1(0.53)86.0(0.50)94.22(1.72)83.2(1.22)59.1(2.35)89.6(0.37)
199184.9(0.37)83.8(0.55)85.9(0.51)95.22(1.42)82.5(1.26)56.5(2.32)89.4(0.38)
 
199286.4(0.36)85.3(0.53)87.4(0.49)93.12(1.73)82.0(1.26)62.1(2.32)90.7(0.36)
199386.2(0.36)85.4(0.53)86.9(0.50)93.92(1.66)81.9(1.27)64.4(2.26)90.1(0.37)
199485.8(0.36)84.5(0.53)87.0(0.49)92.42(1.83)83.3(1.19)61.8(2.06)90.7(0.36)
199585.0(0.34)84.3(0.50)85.7(0.47)94.82(1.43)84.1(1.01)62.6(1.40)89.5(0.36)
199686.2(0.35)85.7(0.50)86.8(0.48)93.52(1.24)83.0(1.08)61.9(1.49)91.5(0.34)
 
199785.9(0.35)84.6(0.51)87.2(0.47)90.62(1.58)82.0(1.10)66.7(1.42)90.5(0.36)
199884.8(0.36)82.6(0.53)87.0(0.47)94.22(1.22)81.4(1.11)62.8(1.37)90.2(0.36)
199985.9(0.34)84.8(0.50)87.0(0.46)94.02(1.19)83.5(1.04)63.4(1.39)91.2(0.34)
200086.5(0.33)84.9(0.49)88.1(0.44)94.62(1.13)83.7(1.01)64.1(1.36)91.8(0.33)
200186.5(0.31)84.6(0.47)88.3(0.41)96.12(0.91)85.7(0.92)65.7(1.24)91.1(0.32)
 
200286.6(0.31)84.8(0.46)88.4(0.41)95.72(0.89)84.7(0.95)67.3(1.15)91.8(0.31)
200387.1(0.30)85.1(0.46)89.2(0.40)94.8(1.06)85.0(0.96)69.2(1.15)91.9(0.31)
200486.9(0.30)84.9(0.46)88.8(0.40)95.2(1.00)83.5(0.98)69.9(1.12)91.7(0.31)
200587.6(0.30)85.4(0.45)89.8(0.38)96.0(0.93)86.0(0.91)70.3(1.12)92.3(0.30)
200687.8(0.29)86.5(0.43)89.2(0.39)95.8(0.95)84.9(0.93)70.9(1.11)92.6(0.30)
 
200789.0(0.28)87.4(0.42)90.6(0.37)92.8(1.23)88.8(0.80)72.7(1.07)93.5(0.28)
200889.9(0.27)89.3(0.39)90.5(0.37)95.5(1.01)86.9(0.86)75.5(1.03)94.2(0.26)
200989.8(0.27)88.3(0.40)91.2(0.35)97.6(0.72)87.1(0.84)76.8(1.00)93.8(0.27)
201090.4(0.35)89.2(0.53)91.6(0.38)95.3(1.26)89.2(1.08)79.4(1.21)93.7(0.38)
201190.8(0.35)89.9(0.50)91.8(0.46)94.1(1.48)90.1(0.98)82.2(1.04)93.8(0.39)
 
201291.3(0.33)90.3(0.47)92.3(0.45)95.3(1.24)90.0(1.01)82.8(1.02)94.6(0.38)
201392.0(0.35)91.4(0.47)92.6(0.45)96.3(1.27)91.5(1.13)85.0(0.98)94.3(0.38)
201492.4(0.32)91.8(0.46)93.1(0.38)98.8(0.47)91.7(0.91)87.1(0.88)94.2(0.40)
201593.0(0.33)92.5(0.44)93.4(0.45)97.3(0.75)91.9(0.91)88.4(0.93)94.7(0.36)
201692.9(0.32)91.6(0.46)94.3(0.37)96.8(0.75)92.2(1.02)89.1(0.81)94.5(0.36)
 
201793.3(0.33)92.3(0.44)94.3(0.41)98.6(0.51)93.8(0.84)88.3(0.90)94.8(0.38)
201893.6(0.32)92.3(0.46)94.9(0.39)96.9(0.92)94.4(0.85)89.2(0.85)94.9(0.37)
201994.3(0.29)93.3(0.42)95.3(0.39)97.0(1.03)94.1(0.84)91.6(0.78)95.1(0.38)
202094.3(0.35)93.1(0.50)95.4(0.39)97.1(0.81)95.4(0.75)91.3(0.81)95.0(0.48)
202194.2(0.33)93.6(0.46)94.7(0.45)98.1(0.63)95.5(0.75)90.3(0.82)95.2(0.04)
202294.4(0.36)93.5(0.52)95.3(0.43)98.6(0.56)93.8(1.06)91.6(0.88)95.6(0.43)
---Not available.
†Not applicable.
1The 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.
2Prior to 2003, Asian data include Pacific Islanders.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutionalized population, which excludes persons in the military and persons living in institutions (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities). Because of changes in data collection procedures, data for 1992 and later years may not be comparable with figures for prior years. Prior to 2010, standard errors were computed using generalized variance function methodology rather than the more precise replicate weight methodology used in later years. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, 1972 through 2022. (This table was prepared July 2023.)

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