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

Table B–2.  Standard errors for table 2: Event dropout rates of 15- through 24-year-olds who dropped out of grades 1012, and number of dropouts and population of 15- through 24-year-olds who were Table B-2. enrolled: October 1972 through October 2005

Year Event
dropout
rate
(percent)
Number
of dropouts
(thousands)
Population
enrolled
(thousands)
       
1972 0.33 34.3 125.7
1973 0.33 35.2 127.0
1974 0.34 36.6 128.1
1975 0.32 34.4 128.3
1976 0.32 34.7 128.6
       
1977 0.34 37.1 130.0
1978 0.34 37.2 129.7
1979 0.34 37.2 129.3
1980 0.33 35.0 128.7
1981 0.33 34.5 128.7
       
1982 0.34 34.6 126.8
1983 0.33 33.1 125.7
1984 0.33 32.4 123.9
1985 0.34 32.3 122.8
1986 0.32 31.1 123.7
       
1987 0.30 29.9 123.1
1988 0.36 34.6 122.0
1989 0.36 32.4 119.5
1990 0.34 29.1 118.9
1991 0.34 29.1 119.3
       
1992 0.35 30.5 120.1
1993 0.36 30.4 119.5
1994 0.34 34.5 123.6
1995 0.35 36.0 124.3
1996 0.34 34.1 124.8
       
1997 0.32 32.0 126.7
1998 0.33 32.9 132.0
1999 0.33 34.2 134.1
2000 0.33 33.2 126.7
2001 0.33 33.7 133.7
       
2002 0.27 27.5 127.2
2003 0.28 29.6 129.3
2004 0.30 31.4 128.4
2005 0.27 29.1 130.5
NOTE: Some of the standard error estimates in this table may differ from those previously published due to changes in the generalized variance parameters developed by the U.S. Census Bureau.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October (1972–2005).

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