High School Dropout Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Education Week, Children Trends Database
Research Date: 1.1.2014
High School Dropout Statistics (US)
Total number of high school dropouts annually 3,030,000
Number of high school students who drop out each day 8,300
Percent of Americans with a high school diploma 85.3 %
Percent of all drop outs that happen in the ninth-grade 36 %
Percent of students who repeat the ninth-grade that go on to graduate 15 %
Percent of students in the largest 50 U.S. cities that graduate High School 59 %
Percent of US crimes that committed by a high school dropout 75 %
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 prison 60 %
Percentage of Hispanic dropouts that were due to a pregnancy 41 %
Percent of US jobs a high school dropout is not eligible for 90 %
Demographics of High School Dropouts (Percent who drop out)
National Rate 8.1 %
Male 9.1 %
Female 7 %
African American 9.6 %
Hispanic 17.6 %
White 5.2 %
Asian American 2.1 %
Foreign Born 20.7 %
Children of Foreign Born 13 %
Historic High School Dropout Rates
Year Total White Black Hispanic
2013 7.9 5.0 9.1 15.9
2009 8.1 5.2 9.6 17.6
2005 9.4 6 10.4 22.4
2000 10.9 6.9 13.1 27.8
1995 12 8.6 12.1 30
1990 12.1 9 13.2 32.4
1985 12.6 10.4 15.2 27.6
1980 14.1 11.4 19.1 35.2
1975 13.9 11.4 22.9 29.2
1970 14.6 12.3 21.3 34.3
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