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Educational and Community-Based Programs

High school completion, 1998 and 2007

Increase desired

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Objective ECBP-6

SOURCE: Current Population Survey (CPS), Department of Commerce/Census Bureau and DOL/BLS.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of persons aged 18–24 years not enrolled in grades 7–12 who reported that they had received a high school diploma or its equivalent. Prior to 2003, respondents were asked to select one race category; selecting more than one race was not an option. The single race categories include persons who reported only one racial group. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
I = 95% confidence interval.

The proportion of persons aged 18–24 years not enrolled in grades 7–12 who reported that they had received a high school diploma or its equivalent increased 4.7% between 1998 and 2007, from 85.0% to 89.0%, and varied by race and ethnicity. For example, in 2007, 93.5% of non-Hispanic white persons aged 18–24 years not enrolled in grades 7–12 reported that they had received a high school diploma or its equivalent, compared with 88.8% of non-Hispanic black and 72.7% of Hispanic or Latino persons aged 18–24 years not enrolled in grades 7–12.

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