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Event and Status Dropout Rates  
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The cumulative effect of hundreds of thousands of young adults leaving school each year without successfully completing a high school program translates into several million young adults who are out of school but lacking a high school credential. Each year over the last decade, this number has exceeded 3 million (table B5). In October 1999, there were 3.8 million 16- through 24-year-olds who were not enrolled in a high school program and who had not completed high school (table 3). Overall, 11.2 percent of the 34.2 million 16- through 24-year-olds in the United States were in this group. As noted with event rates, this estimate is consistent with the estimates reported over the last 10 years, but lower than those reported in the early 1970s (figure 2 and table A11).

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