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2021-2022 Dropout Statistics

Interactive Dropout Data

This dashboard indicates the dropout rates by school district for the 2021-22 school year. Click to access, then hover your mouse over a school district to view additional information and special considerations. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Click the map for interactive dropout data.

State of Colorado - Grand Totals

2021-22 Dropout Rate:

2.2% (10,524 dropouts reported)

2020-21 Dropout Rate:

1.8% (8,292 dropouts reported)

2019-20 Dropout Rate:

1.8% (8,561 dropouts reported)

2018-19 Dropout Rate:

2.0% (9,277 dropouts reported)

CDE Press Release-Statewide four-year graduation rate improves, dropout rate increases slightly after the pandemic

Special Considerations.

Alternative Education Campuses (AECs): In the 2021-22 school year, there were 89 Alternative Education Campuses located in 45 local education agencies (districts, BOCES and CSI). At least 90% of the students served at AEC schools are considered at high risk of dropping out.

2021-22 Dropout Rate Calculation

Dropout Rate =

Number of dropouts during the 2021-22 School Year


Total number of students that were part of the same membership base at any time during the 2021-22 School Year

Please see the Dropout Prevention website for more information.

For data requests, please see CDE’s Data Request page