|Immediate enrollment in a postsecondary institution
|Plans and expectations||No post-
|Post-high school educational plans|
|Plan to get postsecondary education||19.1||67.0||0.8||20.7||19.5||45.5||30.5||15.0||13.8||7.9!||4.4|
|Vocational, technical, or trade school||49.2||28.6||4.4||19.0||12.9||5.2||2.1||3.1||21.8||14.2||3.8|
|2-year community college||33.5||48.0||1.1||41.7||40.7||5.2||3.1||2.1||18.4||14.1||2.0|
|4-year college or university||10.0||78.7||0.3||13.3||12.7||65.1||44.0||21.2||11.0||5.1||5.3|
|Don’t plan to continue||83.3||6.4!||#||5.9!||4.9!||‡||#||‡||10.1||7.9!||‡|
|Don’t know or unspecified plans||67.2||18.4||1.4!||12.7||12.1||4.4||3.6||0.8!||14.2||8.1||3.8|
|Highest educational attainment expected when in 12th-grade (2004)|
|High school diploma or less||79.0||9.0||1.5!||6.2||5.7||‡||‡||#||11.9||7.2||2.8!|
|Attend or complete 2-year college||45.8||37.4||2.7||29.6||26.0||5.1||2.4||2.7||16.5||11.7||1.8|
|Attend or complete 4-year college||15.5||69.3||0.6||23.4||22.4||45.3||31.9||13.4||15.1||8.6||5.4|
|Obtain graduate degree||7.3||81.8||0.3!||14.1||13.8||67.4||44.0||23.3||10.8||5.4||4.7|
|Highest educational attainment expected 2 years later (2006)|
|Attend or complete 2-year college||42.2||38.0||2.2||26.9||24.0||9.0||5.8||3.2||19.4||13.3||2.9|
|Attend or complete 4-year college||19.1||66.0||0.8||23.7||22.5||41.6||30.0||11.6||14.7||9.0||4.8|
|Obtain graduate degree||5.4||83.2||0.3!||15.7||15.3||67.2||43.5||23.7||11.2||5.4||5.1|
|# Rounds to zero.
|! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).
|‡ Reporting standards not met (sample size too small or standard error greater than estimate).
|1 Total includes private 2-year institutions that are not shown separately.
|NOTE: Data include a few cases of students who enrolled immediately in a postsecondary institution for which the control of the institution was unknown. These cases are included in the “Total” column for immediate enrollment and the “All” columns for type of institution, but they are not included in the distributions showing control of institution. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or because some subcategories are not shown.
|SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “Second Follow-up, 2006.”