Table 11. Status completion rates of 18- through 24-year-olds not currently enrolled in high school or below, by sex and race/ethnicity: October 1972 through October 2005
1 Estimates beginning in 1987 reflect new editing procedures for cases with missing data on school enrollment items. Estimates
beginning in 1992 reflect new wording of the educational attainment item. Estimates beginning in 1994 reflect changes due to
newly instituted computer–assisted interviewing. For details about changes in the Current Population Survey (CPS) over time,
please see Kaufman, Alt, and Chapman (2004).
2 Beginning in 2003, respondents were able to identify themselves as being “more than one race.” The 2003 through 2005 White, non–Hispanic and Black, non–Hispanic categories consist of individuals who considered themselves to be one race and who did not identify as Hispanic. The Hispanic category includes Hispanics of all races and racial combinations. Because of small sample size for some or all of the years shown in the table, American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asian/Pacific Islanders are included in the totals but not shown separately. The “more than one race” category is also included in the total in 2003 through 2005 but not shown separately because of small sample size.
NOTE: Status completion rates measure the percentage of 18– through 24–year–olds who are not enrolled in high school and who also hold a high school diploma or equivalent credential such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Those still enrolled in high school are excluded from the analysis.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October (1972–2005).