States with highest dropout rates among 16 to 24 year olds, 2016

Federal statistics show that in 2016, 5.8 percent of persons 16 through 24 years old were high school dropouts.

The most recent statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show that in 2016, 5.8 percent of persons aged 16 through 24 were high school dropouts.

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