ERIC Number: ED382756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Dropouts and Late Completers.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Information about school dropouts and those who complete their high school educations late is summarized in a table and two graphs using information from the High School and Beyond Survey and the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988. In 1990, 7 percent of the eighth-grade class of 1988 were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not finished high school. In 1992, 12 percent were dropouts. Eighty-four percent of the sophomore class of 1980 completed high school on time (by 1982), and about two-thirds of the remaining 16 percent (10 percent) completed high school over the next 10 years, the vast majority within the first 4 years. The final completion rate as of 1992 was 93.7 percent. Among the sophomores of 1980, Whites and Asian Americans were more likely to complete high school on time than were Blacks, Hispanic Americans, or American Indians. In 1992, American Indians, the group with the highest dropout rate, dropped out at a rate of over 25 percent. In 1992, the urban dropout rate was 13.7 percent, the rural dropout rate was 12.5 percent, and the suburban dropout rate was 9.6 percent. The dropout rate was highest in the South and lowest in the Northeast. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.