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Special Analysis 2008

Part A. Students Who Enroll in Community Colleges Immediately After High School

Table 3. Percentage distribution of 2004 and 1992 seniors who enrolled immediately after high school in a community college, by their educational plans and expectations as seniors and 2 years later
      Highest educational attainment expected when asked 2 years later
Plans and expectations Total All Don't
know
Attend or
complete
2-year
college
Attend or
complete
4-year
college
Obtain
graduate
degree

2004 immediate community college enrollees            
Highest educational attainment expected when in 12th-grade (2004) 100.0          
  Don't know 8.0 100.0 18.3 19.5 40.1 22.1
  High school diploma or less 1.4 100.0 17.4! 32.7! 36.4 13.6!
  Attend or complete 2-year college 20.9 100.0 13.9 39.6 35.9 10.6
  Attend or complete 4-year college 43.6 100.0 7.0 13.9 51.6 27.5
  Obtain graduate degree 26.1 100.0 5.4 7.9 32.4 54.2
1992 immediate community college enrollees            
Highest educational attainment expected when in 12th-grade (1992) 100.0          
  Don't know 4.1 100.0 21.8 49.8 26.2
  High school diploma or less 1.0! 100.0 # 47.0 27.1! 25.9!
  Attend or complete 2-year college 9.4 100.0 2.3! 58.1 30.2 9.5
  Attend or complete 4-year college 57.3 100.0 1.9 18.1 48.4 31.6
  Obtain graduate degree 25.7 100.0 12.6 44.0 43.0

# Rounds to zero.

! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).

‡ Reporting standards not met (sample size too small or standard error greater than estimate).

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/92), “Second Follow-up, 1992.”

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