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ECBP-6 Data Details

ECBP-6 Increase the proportion of the population that completes high school education

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
89.0 (2007)
Target
97.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons 18 to 24 years old not currently enrolled in high school who report that they have received a high school diploma or its equivalent
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 to 24 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Current Population Survey:

Is (Person) attending or enrolled in regular school? (Regular school includes nursery school, kindergarten, elementary school and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or college degree.)

1 = Yes

2 = No

What grade or year is (Person) attending?

01-08 = Elementary

09-12 = High School

13 = 1st year of college (freshman)

14 = 2nd year of college (sophomore)

15 = 3rd year of college (junior)

16 = 4th year of college (senior)

17 = 1st year of graduate school

18 = 2nd year or higher of graduate school

Was (Person) attending or enrolled in a regular school or college in October, 201_, that is, October of last year?

1 = Yes

2 = No

What grade or year was (Person) attending last year?

01-08 = Elementary

09-12 = High School

13 = 1st year of college (freshman)

14 = 2nd year of college (sophomore)

15 = 3rd year of college (junior)

16 = 4th year of college (senior)

17 = 1st year of graduate school

18 = 2nd year or higher of graduate school

What is the highest level of school (Person) has completed or the highest degree...has received?

31 Less than 1st grade

32 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade

34 7th or 8th grade

35 9th grade

36 10th grade

37 11th grade

38 12th grade NO DIPLOMA

39 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE- high school DIPLOMA or the equivalent (For example: GED)

40 Some college but no degree

41 Associate degree in college - Occupational/vocational program

42 Associate degree in college -- Academic program

43 Bachelor's degree (For example: BA, AB, BS)

44 Master's degree (For example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)

45 Professional School Degree (For example: MD, DDS, DVM, LLB, JD) 4

6 Doctorate degree (For example: PhD, EdD)

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

High school completion is the percent of persons aged 18 to 24 years not currently enrolled in high school who report that they have received a high school diploma or the equivalent (such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate), regardless of the type of credential.

States are able to report in 3-year averages only. For States with small populations, the 3-year estimates may be unreliable.