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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Q: What is the high school completion rate and how has it changed since 1975?
A: The high school completion rate has increased steadily since the 1970s; by 2018, nearly 94% of young adults had completed high school.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01501.asp?qaDate=2018. Released on September 21, 2020.

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics. Table 219.65 "High school completion rate of 18- to 24-year-olds not enrolled in high school (status completion rate), by sex and race/ethnicity: 1972 through 2018." https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d19/tables/dt19_219.65.asp.


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