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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 1624 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: 1972­2008" at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011012.


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