Dropout rate

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Dropout rate refers the "event dropout rate" which is defined by the U.S. Department of Education as "the proportion of students who were enrolled at some time during the school year and were expected to be enrolled in grades 9–12 in the following school year but were not enrolled by October 1 of the following school year. Students who have graduated, transferred to another school, died, moved to another country, or who are out of school due to illness are not considered dropouts." The event dropout rate is different from "status dropout rate," for example, which measures the percentage of a population that did not complete high school (e.g., some percentage of young adults aged 18–24 dropped out of high [school).[1]

The average public high school event dropout rate for the United States remained constant at 3.3 percent for both the 2010–2011 and the 2011–2012 school years. In the 2010–2011 school year, twenty-four states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands had an event dropout rate that was higher than national dropout average. Twenty-four states and Puerto Rico had an event dropout rate that was lower than the national dropout rate. In the 2011–2012, twenty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands had an event dropout rate that was higher than the national dropout rate. Thirty states and Puerto Rico had an event dropout rate that was lower than the national dropout rate.[2]

See the table below for a full list of the dropout rates for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. [3]

Full table

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State Dropout Rates
State 2010-2011 2011-2012
United States 3.3 3.3
Alabama 1.4 1.4
Alaska 6.9 7
Arizona 5 5.9
Arkansas 3.5 3.2
California 4.2 4
Colorado 5.1 4.9
Connecticut 1.9 2.1
Delaware 3.6 3.5
District of Columbia 6.1 5.8
Florida 2.1 2.1
Georgia 3.9 3.9
Hawaii 5.1 4.7
Idaho 1.6 1.9
Illinois 2.9 2.4
Indiana 1.8 2.1
Iowa 3.4 3.2
Kansas 2.3 2.1
Kentucky 2.5 2.5
Louisiana 3.9 5.7
Maine 3.5 3.2
Maryland 3.3 3.8
Massachusetts 2.7 2.5
Michigan 7.2 6.9
Minnesota 1.8 1.9
Mississippi 3.2 3.2
Missouri 3.4 2.9
Montana 4.3 4.1
Nebraska 2.1 2.2
Nevada 4.1 3.9
New Hampshire 1.3 1.3
New Jersey 1.4 1.4
New Mexico 6.6 6.4
New York 3.6 3.8
North Carolina 3.9 3.1
North Dakota 3.3 3
Ohio 4.4 4.6
Oklahoma 2.5 2.5
Oregon 3.2 3.4
Pennsylvania 2.2 2.8
Rhode Island 5.2 4.2
South Carolina 2.8 2.5
South Dakota 2.6 3.1
Tennessee 3.6 3.7
Texas 2.4 2.5
Utah 1.5 1.5
Vermont 2.5 2.5
Virginia 2.3 1.9
Washington 4 3.8
West Virginia 3.4 2.7
Wisconsin 2 1.9
Wyoming 5.4 4.3

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