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290. High School Dropouts, by Race and Hispanic Origin

[In percent. As of October]

 
ITEM 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1 1988 1 1989 1 1990 1 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
EVENT DROPOUTS 2
  Total 3 5.8 5.9 6.5 6.7 6.7 6.0 5.9 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.2 4.3 4.1 4.8 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.3 4.2 5.0 5.4 4.7 4.3 4.4
White 5.4 5.7 6.2 6.1 6.2 5.6 5.3 5.1 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.2 3.7 4.7 3.9 3.8 3.7 4.1 4.1 4.7 5.1 4.5 4.2 4.4
  Male 5.0 6.3 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.4 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.2 4.1 5.1 4.1 4.1 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.6 5.4 4.8 4.9 4.4
  Female 5.8 5.0 5.6 5.3 5.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.1 3.4 4.3 3.8 3.5 3.8 4.4 4.1 4.9 4.8 4.1 3.5 4.4
Black 8.7 7.2 8.4 10.4 9.6 8.3 9.6 7.8 6.9 5.8 7.7 4.7 6.4 6.3 7.7 5.1 6.2 4.9 5.4 6.2 6.1 6.3 4.8 5.0
  Male 8.3 8.5 8.3 11.0 7.5 8.0 9.4 9.0 7.0 6.2 8.3 4.8 6.2 6.7 6.9 4.1 5.5 3.3 5.7 6.5 7.9 4.6 4.1 4.6
  Female 9.0 6.2 9.0 9.7 11.5 8.5 10.2 6.5 6.8 5.3 7.2 4.6 6.4 6.0 8.6 6.0 7.0 6.7 5.0 5.7 4.4 7.8 5.7 5.5
Hispanic 4 10.9 7.2 8.0 12.3 9.8 11.5 10.7 9.4 9.8 10.9 9.7 11.9 5.6 10.5 7.7 8.0 7.3 7.9 5.4 9.2 11.6 8.4 8.6 8.4
  Male 10.1 7.3 10.3 15.6 10.2 16.9 10.7 9.5 13.7 12.2 9.3 11.7 5.0 12.3 7.6 8.7 10.4 5.8 5.7 8.4 10.9 9.2 10.4 8.6
  Female 11.6 6.8 5.2 8.5 9.1 6.9 10.7 9.0 6.2 10.1 9.8 12.4 6.2 8.4 7.7 7.2 4.8 8.6 5.0 10.1 12.5 7.6 6.7 8.2
 
STATUS DROPOUTS 5
  Total 3 15.6 15.9 15.8 15.9 16.3 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.4 14.8 13.9 13.8 14.5 14.6 14.4 13.6 14.2 12.7 12.7 13.3 13.9 12.8 13.0 13.9
White 13.9 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.9 14.4 14.7 14.6 14.3 14.1 13.5 13.5 14.2 14.2 14.1 13.5 14.2 12.2 12.2 12.7 13.6 12.5 12.4 13.7
  Male 13.5 15.0 15.5 14.9 15.6 15.7 16.3 15.2 15.8 15.1 14.7 14.6 15.1 15.4 15.4 14.2 15.4 13.3 13.0 13.6 14.3 12.9 13.8 15.7
  Female 14.2 14.5 13.9 14.4 14.3 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 13.0 12.3 12.4 13.2 13.0 12.8 12.8 13.1 11.1 11.5 11.7 13.0 12.1 10.9 11.7
Black 27.3 24.2 23.9 24.6 25.5 23.5 21.7 22.0 21.5 18.4 17.6 16.6 17.0 17.7 16.4 15.1 15.6 16.3 16.4 15.5 14.4 16.0 16.7 17.1
  Male 27.8 26.1 24.1 29.0 29.0 26.0 24.2 25.6 24.1 20.2 18.8 18.1 18.7 18.9 18.6 13.6 15.4 15.5 15.6 17.5 14.2 17.4 17.5 20.5
  Female 26.9 22.6 23.6 21.0 22.7 21.5 19.6 18.8 19.3 17.0 16.6 15.8 15.4 16.6 14.5 16.2 15.8 17.1 17.2 13.7 14.6 14.7 16.1 14.3
Hispanic 4 34.9 36.5 38.7 39.2 39.2 40.3 38.5 37.0 37.5 34.2 31.5 27.9 32.8 39.6 37.7 37.3 39.6 33.9 32.7 34.7 34.7 34.5 30.6 34.4
  Male 32.6 36.1 39.1 40.1 39.2 42.6 43.3 36.8 40.9 35.4 35.8 37.4 34.5 40.2 40.3 39.8 44.4 38.4 34.7 36.1 34.2 36.2 33.2 39.7
  Female 36.8 36.8 38.1 38.5 39.0 38.1 34.0 37.2 34.3 33.2 27.0 31.1 30.8 38.8 35.0 34.5 34.5 29.6 31.0 33.1 35.4 32.7 27.6 28.6



1 Beginning 1987 reflects new editing procedures for cases with missing data on school enrollment.
2 Percent of students who drop out in a single year without completing high school. For grades 10 to 12.
3 Includes other races, not shown separately.
4 Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
5 Percent of the population who have not completed high school and are not enrolled, regardless of when they dropped out. For persons 18 to 24 years old.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P20-521.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education.html



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/290_high_school_dropouts_by_race_and.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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