U.S. Table 11

Students with Disabilities Age 14 to 21 Exiting the Educational System, 1991-92


TOTAL EXITING GRADUATED DIPLOMA GRADUATED CERTIFICATE DROPPED OUT OR OTHER
All disabilities total 229,368 100,742 30,839 97,787
Specific learning disabilities 132,497 65,851 14,318 52,328
Mental retardation 38,993 14,088 10,797 14,108
Serious emotional disturbance 34,001 9,557 2,217 22,227
Speech or language impairments 8,108 3,562 596 3,950
Multiple disabilities 4,028 1,560 977 1,491
Other health impairments 3,642 1,771 614 1,257
Hearing impairments 3,403 1,900 587 916
Othopedic impairments 2,749 1,379 439 931
Visual impairments 1,449 879 172 398
Autism 291 82 75 134
Deaf-blindness 143 72 42 29
Traumatic brain injury 64 41 5 18


NOTE: "Dropped Out or Other" includes those who officially dropped out, those who simply stopped coming to school, and those whose exit reason was unknown. Totals may be used to compute percentages (e.g., 9,557/34,001 = 0.281 = 28.1% = the percent of students with serious emotional disturbance who graduated from high school with a diploma.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Sixteenth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.