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Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005
NCES 2007-059
June 2007

Table A–2.  Percentage distribution of GED passers, by age group: 19982004

Year Number
passed
  Age group
16 17 18 19 20–24 25 or older
                 
1998 480,947   2.8 11.8 19.1 12.2 24.1 30.0
1999 498,015   3.3 12.9 16.1 12.3 24.3 31.1
2000 486,997   3.2 13.0 16.5 12.2 24.9 30.2
2001 648,022   2.9 11.5 14.7 11.5 26.4 33.0
2002 329,515   4.4 15.8 17.4 11.6 24.6 26.2
2003 387,470   3.9 14.6 16.8 11.4 25.9 27.4
2004 405,724   4.0 14.0 16.8 11.4 26.2 27.6
NOTE: Data apply to the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The numbers and percentage distributions for 1998–2001 were reported in the original source as the number receiving a credential.
SOURCE: American Council on Education, GED Testing Service. (2003–2006). Who Passed the GED Tests? Annual Statistical Report. Washington, DC: Author.; and American Council on Education, GED Testing Service. (1991–2002). Who Took the GED? GED Annual Statistical Report. Washington, DC: Author.

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