Report Describes Trends in U.S. High School Dropout and Completion Rates
February 8, 2011
The National Center for Education Statistics has published a report that provides high school dropout and completion rates in the United States between 1972 and 2008. Data also present students' age, sex, and race/ethnicity, and the rates of on-time graduation from high school.
Findings show that approximately 3 million 16–24 year-olds were not enrolled in high school or had not earned a high school diploma or alternative credential by October 2008.
View the full report, "Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2008" at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011012.
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