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Mobile Digest of Education Statistics, 2017

Educational Outcomes

Dropouts

The dropout rate among 16- to 24-year-olds decreased from 9 to 6 percent between 2006 and 2016. Rates for Hispanics and Blacks decreased over this period. The dropout rate for Hispanics in 2016 (9 percent) was higher than the rates for Whites (5 percent) and Blacks (6 percent).

Table 27. Percentage of high school dropouts (status dropouts) among persons 16 to 24 years old, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 through 2016

Year All races1 White Black Hispanic
198014.111.419.135.2
198512.610.415.227.6
199012.19.013.232.4
1995212.08.612.130.0
2000210.96.913.127.8
200529.46.010.422.4
200629.35.810.722.1
201027.45.18.015.1
201127.15.07.313.6
201226.64.37.512.7
201326.85.17.311.7
201426.55.27.410.6
201525.94.66.59.2
201626.15.26.28.6

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