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Special Analysis 2008

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

Table S-SA-14. Standard errors for the percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th-grade cohort, by immediate postsecondary enrollment status and selected characteristics: 2004
Characteristic Entire 12th
grade cohort
Immediate
enrollees
in a
postsecondary
institution

     Total
Sex    
  Male 0.56 0.70
  Female 0.56 0.70
Race/ethnicity    
  White 0.97 1.01
  Black 0.66 0.66
  Hispanic 0.83 0.78
  Asian/Pacific Islander 0.30 0.38
  American Indian/Alaska Native 0.23 0.17
  More than one race 0.25 0.32
Socioeconomic status    
  Lowest 25 percent 0.68 0.66
  Middle 50 percent 0.67 0.83
  Highest 25 percent 0.82 1.00
Parent’s highest level of education    
  Did not finish high school 0.38 0.32
  High school completer or GED 0.51 0.57
  Some college 0.59 0.73
  Graduated from college 0.52 0.64
  Completed master’s or equivalent 0.41 0.52
  Completed Ph.D., M.D., or other advanced degree 0.33 0.45
Student’s family’s income from all sources in 2001    
  $20,000 or less 0.48 0.46
  $20,001–35,000 0.47 0.53
  $35,001–50,000 0.50 0.63
  $50,001–75,000 0.50 0.64
  $75,001–100,000 0.45 0.56
  More than $100,000 0.58 0.75
Cumulative GPA for grade 12    
  Nonrespondent and missing 0.64 0.72
  1.50 or below 0.23 0.16
  1.51–2.00 0.42 0.35
  2.01–2.50 0.46 0.46
  2.51–3.00 0.48 0.63
  3.01–3.50 0.50 0.68
  3.51–4.00 0.54 0.70
12th-grade standardized mathematics score    
  Lowest 25 percent 0.71 0.61
  Lower middle quarter 0.53 0.61
  Upper middle quarter 0.51 0.62
  Top 25 percent 0.72 0.86
Highest level of mathematics completed in high school    
  Nonrespondent 0.64 0.72
  Low academic, nonacademic, or no mathematics coursework 0.33 0.22
  Algebra I/geometry 0.66 0.53
  Algebra II 0.68 0.81
  Trigonometry/algebra III 0.69 0.84
  Precalculus 0.57 0.77
  Calculus 0.48 0.65
Highest level of science completed in high school    
  Nonrespondent 0.64 0.72
  Low academic or no science 0.49 0.32
  General biology 0.79 0.84
  Chemistry I or physics I 0.81 0.99
  Chemistry I and physics I 0.73 0.94
  Chemistry II or physics II or advanced biology 0.70 0.92
Highest level of foreign language study completed in high school    
  Nonrespondent 0.64 0.72
  No credit 0.65 0.53
  Year 1 0.53 0.53
  Year 2 0.77 1.00
  Year 3 0.59 0.75
  Year 4 0.44 0.62
  Advanced placement (AP) 0.40 0.56
Post-high school educational plans    
  Plan to get postsecondary education 0.32 0.22
    Vocational, technical, or trade school 0.34 0.29
    2-year community college 0.59 0.62
    4-year college or university 0.75 0.73
  Don’t plan to continue 0.12 0.05
  Don’t know or unspecified plans 0.27 0.19
  Early high school graduation, already attending postsecondary school 0.07 0.03
  Missing 0.05 0.03
Highest educational attainment expected when in 12th-grade (2004)    
  Don’t know 0.34 0.28
  High school diploma or less 0.25 0.11
  Attend or complete 2-year college 0.47 0.44
  Attend or complete 4-year college 0.52 0.68
  Obtain graduate degree 0.63 0.74
Highest educational attainment expected 2 years later (2006)    
  Don’t know 0.31 0.32
  High school diploma or less 0.29
  Attend or complete 2-year college 0.42 0.40
  Attend or complete 4-year college 0.54 0.69
  Obtain graduate degree 0.70 0.79

† Not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “Second Follow-up, 2006.”

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