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Highlights from the Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics - High School Completion

Executive Summary
Elementary & Secondary School Enrollment
Grade Retention, Suspension, & Expulsion
Dropout Rates
High School Completion
Student Performance in Reading
Student Performance in Mathematics
Student Performance in Science
Trends in Credit Earning & Coursetaking in High School
Advanced Coursetaking in High School
Advanced Placement Examinations
Language Spoken at Home
Enrollment in Colleges & Universities
Degrees Conferred by Colleges & Universities
Adult Education
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A lower percentage of Hispanics complete high school programs compared with White and Black students.

The high school completion rate indicates the proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds who have a high school diploma or an equivalent credential, including a General Educational Development (GED) credential.8 High school completion rates for Hispanics and their Black and White peers largely mirror status dropout rates: Hispanic young adults are less likely than Whites and Blacks to complete high school programs. In 2000, 64 percent of Hispanic 18- to 24-year-olds had completed secondary schooling, compared to 92 percent of Whites and 84 percent of Blacks. Completion rates for Hispanics have fluctuated over the past two and one-half decades, showing no consistent trend (supplemental table 3.4).

8  Data on the percentage of students who complete high school within the traditional 4 years are not currently available.