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Title:  Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2014
Description: This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are high school dropouts (status dropout rates), and the percentage of young people in a specified age range who hold high school credentials (status completion rates). In addition, the report includes data on the percentage of students who graduate within four years of starting ninth grade (adjusted cohort graduation rates) and an estimated on-time graduation rate used to examine long-term trends (averaged freshman graduation rate. This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: February 2018
Web Release: February 22, 2018
Publication #: NCES 2018117
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Joel McFarland, Patrick Stark, and Jiashan Cui
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:
Joel McFarland.