Fast Fact – June 1, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 1, 2018

In 2017, Colorado’s dropout rate remained at 2.3 percent, representing 10,421 students who did not earn their high school diplomas. Without a high school diploma, young adults face slim odds of finding a job that pays enough to support themselves or a family, making them twice as likely to live in poverty. The state’s dropout rate has declined overall since 2010 when 3.1 percent of students dropped out of high school, and rates have fallen for almost all racial and ethnic groups since 2011. American Indian and Alaska Native students, Hispanic students, and black students have seen the most dramatic decreases in dropout rates over the past six years: rates among these student populations have fallen by 1 percentage point or more. To find the dropout rate in your district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.