High School Dropout Statistics

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High School Dropout Statistics (US)
Total number of high school dropouts annually3,030,000
Number of high school students who drop out each day8,300
Percent of Americans with a high school diploma85.3 %
Percent of all drop outs that happen in the ninth-grade36 %
Percent of students who repeat the ninth-grade that go on to graduate15 %
Percent of students in the largest 50 U.S. cities that graduate High School59 %
Percent of US crimes that committed by a high school dropout75 %
Amount of money a high school graduate will earn more than a drop out$260,000
Percent of black drop outs that have spent time in prison60 %
Percentage of Hispanic dropouts that were due to a pregnancy41 %
Percent of US jobs a high school dropout is not eligible for90 %
Demographics of High School Dropouts (Percent who drop out)
National Rate8.1 %
Male9.1 %
Female7 %
African American9.6 %
Hispanic17.6 %
White5.2 %
Asian American2.1 %
Foreign Born20.7 %
Children of Foreign Born13 %
Historic High School Dropout Rates
YearTotalWhiteBlackHispanic
20147.14.78.715.1
20137.95.09.115.9
20098.15.29.617.6
20059.4610.422.4
200010.96.913.127.8
1995128.612.130
199012.1913.232.4
198512.610.415.227.6
198014.111.419.135.2
197513.911.422.929.2
197014.612.321.334.3
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Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: July 17, 2017

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