Table 1-9
On-time graduation rates of U.S. public high school students, by race/ethnicity: 2006 and 2009
(Percent)
 
Race/ethnicity 2006 2009
 
All students 73.2 75.5
White 80.6 82.0
Black 59.1 63.5
Hispanic 61.4 65.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 89.9 91.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 61.8 64.8
 

NOTE: On-time high school graduation rate is percentage of entering ninth graders who graduated 4 years later.

SOURCES: Stillwell R, Hoffman L. Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2005–06, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NCES 2008-353rev (2008); Stillwell R, Sable J, Plotts C, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008–09, National Center for Education Statistics, NCES 2011-312 (2011).

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