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Status school dropout rates for ages 16-24, by race/ethnicity, 1991-2001* (line graph): 2001: Hispanic, 27.0%; Non-Hispanic Black, 10.9%; Non-Hispanic White, 7.3%. Trends have been steady among Non-Hispanic Whites and Blacks, while the rate among Hispanics has dropped. *Because of changes in data collection procedures beginning in 1992, data may not be comparable with figures for earlier years.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (2003). The Condition of Education 2003. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.