Fast Fact- June 16, 2017

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 16, 2017

In 2015-16, Colorado’s dropout rate was 2.3 percent (10,530 students), down slightly from 2.5 percent (11,114 students) in 2014-15. 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 as those who earn a high school diploma. 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.