Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012
Drawing on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets, this report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It includes national estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period, the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are high school dropouts, and the percentage of young people in a specified age range who hold high school credentials.
National Center for Education Statistics
Department of Education