1995 Digest of Education Statistics

Table 101.--Percent of high school dropouts among persons 16 to 24 years old,\1\ by sex and race/ethnicity: October 1967 to October 1994

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          |              Total               |             Male                 |            Female
          |__________________________________|__________________________________|__________________________________
   Year   |  All  | White, | Black, |Hispanic|  All  | White, | Black, |Hispanic|  All  | White, | Black, |Hispanic
          | races |  non-  |  non-  | origin | races |  non-  |  non-  | origin | races |  non-  |  non-  | origin
          |       |Hispanic|Hispanic|        |       |Hispanic|Hispanic|        |       |Hispanic|Hispanic|
__________|_______|________|________|________|_______|________|________|________|_______|________|________|________
    1     |   2   |   3    |   4    |   5    |   6   |   7    |   8    |   9    |  10   |   11   |   12   |   13
__________|_______|________|________|________|_______|________|________|________|_______|________|________|________
1967\2\ ..|  17.0 |   15.4 |   28.6 |    --- |  16.5 |   14.7 |   30.6 |    --- |  17.3 |   16.1 |   26.9 |    ---
1968\2\ ..|  16.2 |   14.7 |   27.4 |    --- |  15.8 |   14.4 |   27.1 |    --- |  16.5 |   15.0 |   27.6 |    ---
1969\2\ ..|  15.2 |   13.6 |   26.7 |    --- |  14.3 |   12.6 |   26.9 |    --- |  16.0 |   14.6 |   26.7 |    ---
1970\2\ ..|  15.0 |   13.2 |   27.9 |    --- |  14.2 |   12.2 |   29.4 |    --- |  15.7 |   14.1 |   26.6 |    ---
1971\2\ ..|  14.7 |   13.4 |   23.7 |    --- |  14.2 |   12.6 |   25.5 |    --- |  15.2 |   14.2 |   22.1 |    ---
          |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |
1972 .....|  14.6 |   12.3 |   21.3 |   34.3 |  14.1 |   11.7 |   22.3 |   33.7 |  15.1 |   12.8 |   20.5 |   34.9
1973 .....|  14.1 |   11.6 |   22.2 |   33.5 |  13.7 |   11.5 |   21.5 |   30.4 |  14.5 |   11.8 |   22.8 |   36.4
1974 .....|  14.3 |   11.9 |   21.2 |   33.0 |  14.2 |   12.0 |   20.1 |   33.8 |  14.4 |   11.8 |   22.1 |   32.2
1975 .....|  13.9 |   11.4 |   22.9 |   29.2 |  13.3 |   11.0 |   23.0 |   26.7 |  14.5 |   11.8 |   22.9 |   31.6
1976 .....|  14.1 |   12.0 |   20.5 |   31.4 |  14.1 |   12.1 |   21.2 |   30.3 |  14.2 |   11.8 |   19.9 |   32.3
          |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |
1977 .....|  14.1 |   11.9 |   19.8 |   33.0 |  14.5 |   12.6 |   19.5 |   31.6 |  13.8 |   11.2 |   20.0 |   34.3
1978 .....|  14.2 |   11.9 |   20.2 |   33.3 |  14.6 |   12.2 |   22.5 |   33.6 |  13.9 |   11.6 |   18.3 |   33.1
1979 .....|  14.6 |   12.0 |   21.1 |   33.8 |  15.0 |   12.6 |   22.4 |   33.0 |  14.2 |   11.5 |   20.0 |   34.5
1980 .....|  14.1 |   11.4 |   19.1 |   35.2 |  15.1 |   12.3 |   20.8 |   37.2 |  13.1 |   10.5 |   17.7 |   33.2
1981 .....|  13.9 |   11.4 |   18.4 |   33.2 |  15.1 |   12.5 |   19.9 |   36.0 |  12.8 |   10.2 |   17.1 |   30.4
          |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |
1982 .....|  13.9 |   11.4 |   18.4 |   31.7 |  14.5 |   12.1 |   21.2 |   30.5 |  13.3 |   10.9 |   15.9 |   32.8
1983 .....|  13.7 |   11.2 |   18.0 |   31.6 |  14.9 |   12.2 |   19.9 |   34.3 |  12.5 |   10.1 |   16.2 |   29.1
1984 .....|  13.1 |   11.0 |   15.5 |   29.8 |  14.0 |   12.0 |   16.8 |   30.6 |  12.3 |   10.1 |   14.3 |   29.0
1985 .....|  12.6 |   10.4 |   15.2 |   27.6 |  13.4 |   11.1 |   16.1 |   29.9 |  11.8 |    9.8 |   14.3 |   25.2
1986 .....|  12.2 |    9.7 |   14.2 |   30.1 |  13.1 |   10.3 |   15.0 |   32.8 |  11.4 |    9.1 |   13.5 |   27.2
          |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |
1987 .....|  12.7 |   10.4 |   14.1 |   28.6 |  13.2 |   10.8 |   15.0 |   29.1 |  12.1 |   10.0 |   13.3 |   28.1
1988 .....|  12.9 |    9.6 |   14.5 |   35.8 |  13.5 |   10.4 |   15.0 |   36.0 |  12.2 |    8.9 |   14.1 |   35.4
1989 .....|  12.6 |    9.4 |   13.9 |   33.0 |  13.6 |   10.3 |   14.9 |   34.4 |  11.7 |    8.5 |   13.0 |   31.6
1990 .....|  12.1 |    9.0 |   13.2 |   32.4 |  12.3 |    9.3 |   11.9 |   34.3 |  11.8 |    8.7 |   14.4 |   30.3
1991 .....|  12.5 |    8.9 |   13.6 |   35.3 |  13.0 |    8.9 |   13.5 |   39.2 |  11.9 |    8.9 |   13.7 |   31.1
          |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |        |       |        |        |
1992\3\ ..|  11.0 |    7.7 |   13.7 |   29.4 |  11.3 |    8.0 |   12.5 |   32.1 |  10.7 |    7.5 |   14.8 |   26.6
1993\3\ ..|  11.0 |    7.9 |   13.6 |   27.5 |  11.2 |    8.2 |   12.6 |   28.1 |  10.9 |    7.7 |   14.4 |   26.9
1994\3\ ..|  10.5 |    7.7 |   12.6 |   30.0 |  12.3 |    8.0 |   14.1 |   31.6 |   8.1 |    7.5 |   11.3 |   28.1
__________|_______|________|________|________|_______|________|________|________|_______|________|________|________
\1\"Status" dropouts.
\2\White and black include persons of Hispanic origin.
\3\Because of changes in data collection procedures, data may not be comparable with figures for earlier years.
---Data not available.

NOTE.--"Status" dropouts are persons who are not enrolled in school and who are not high school graduates. People who have received GED credentials are counted as graduates. Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, unpublished tabulations; and U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Dropout Rates in the United States. (This table was prepared May 1995.)