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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Highlight: Dropout Rates Including Institutionalized Youth

The 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) included persons residing in institutionalized and non-institutionalized group quarters such as college and university housing, military installations, correctional facilities, hospitals and treatment centers, workers and religious group quarters, and temporary shelters for the homeless. When including these group quarters, the status dropout rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives is 15 percent (see table 3.4b). When compared to students of other races/ethnicities, relationships are similar to those presented for noninstitutionalized youth, except the dropout rate for American Indian/Alaska Native males is 17 percent, which is measurably higher than the rate for females (13 percent).

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