U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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School Status Dropout* Rates Among Persons Aged 16–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, 1980–2007

Percent of population:

  • For Hispanic dropped from approximately 29 to 21.4
  • For Non-Hispanic Black dropped from approximately 14 to 8.7
  • For total dropped slightly from approximately 11 to 8.4
  • For Non-Hispanic White dropped slightly from approximately 7 to 5.3

*Status dropout refers to 16- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in school and have not earned high school credentials (diploma or equivalent).

Source I.6: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

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