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

Table B–8.  Standard errors for table 9: Status completion rates, and number and distribution of completers ages 1824 not currently enrolled in high school or below, by selected background characteristics: October 2005

Characteristic Completion
rate
(percent)
Number of
completers
(thousands)
Percent
of all
completers
       
Total 0.30 78.0
       
Sex      
Male 0.45 59.0 0.48
Female 0.38 50.8 0.48
       
Race/ethnicity      
White, non–Hispanic 0.30 49.9 0.46
Black, non–Hispanic 0.91 32.1 0.35
Hispanic 1.12 51.3 0.38
Asian/Pacific Islander,      
non–Hispanic 0.93 10.5 0.22
More than one race 2.24 10.1 0.13
       
Age      
18–19 0.60 37.2 0.41
20–21 0.53 43.7 0.45
22–24 0.45 52.8 0.48
       
Recency of immigration      
Born outside the 50 states and      
District of Columbia      
Hispanic 1.79 37.6 0.24
Non–Hispanic 0.89 14.3 0.24
First generation      
Hispanic 1.75 24.7 0.24
Non–Hispanic 0.78 11.4 0.23
Second generation or more      
Hispanic 1.91 20.3 0.21
Non–Hispanic 0.31 57.8 0.42
       
Region      
Northeast 0.57 26.8 0.35
Midwest 0.54 33.4 0.40
South 0.57 53.3 0.49
West 0.69 42.2 0.43
Not applicable. The corresponding statistic refers to the total population, which is, by definition, 100 percent of the distribution.
NOTE: Standard errors for population estimates in table 9 cannot be calculated.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2005.

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