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Special Analysis 2008

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

Table SA-21. Percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th-grade cohort, by immediate and delayed postsecondary enrollment status, control and type of institution, and educational plans and expectations: 2004 and 2006
    Immediate enrollment in a postsecondary institution
  Delayed enrollment
        2-year institution
  4-year institution
       
Plans and expectations No post-
secondary
education
through 2006
Total Less-than-
2-year
institution
All1 Public   All Public Private   Total In 2-year
institution
in 2006
In 4-year
institution
in 2006

     Total 23.0 63.1 0.9 19.9 18.8   42.3 28.4 13.9   13.7 8.0 4.3
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)                          
  Don’t know 50.5 33.3 0.7! 20.2 18.9   12.3 8.2 4.2   16.2 10.9 2.8
  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)                          
  Don’t know 36.1 44.4 1.9 24.7 #   17.8 10.5 7.2   19.4 12.1 3.5
  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.”

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