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Title:  Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005
Description: This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates for 2005, and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three decades (1972-2005), including characteristics of dropouts and completers in these years. Among other findings, the report shows that in students living in low-income families were approximately six times more likely to drop out of high school between 2004 and 2005 than of their peers from high-income families.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2007
Web Release: June 28, 2007
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2007059
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laird, J., DeBell, M., Kienzl, G., and Chapman, C.
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
Common Core of Data (CCD)
Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Chris Chapman.