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Special Analysis 2008

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

Table SA-22. Percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th-grade cohort who enrolled immediately after high school in a postsecondary institution, by control and type of institution and educational plans and expectations: 2004
  In 2-year institution1
  In 4-year institution
Plans and expectations Public Private
for-profit
  Public Private not-
for-profit
Private
for-profit

     Total 29.8 1.4   45.0 20.5 1.5
Post-high school educational plans            
  Plan to get postsecondary education 29.1 1.4   45.5 20.8 1.5
    Vocational, technical, or trade school 45.1 20.8   7.2 2.8 7.9
    2-year community college 84.8 1.7   6.5 2.1 2.2
    4-year college or university 16.2 0.4   55.8 25.8 1.1
  Don’t plan to continue 76.9   # #
  Don’t know or unspecified plans 65.4 2.4!   19.5 3.0
Highest educational attainment expected in 2004 (when in 12th-grade)            
  Don’t know 56.9 3.4   24.6 10.6 1.9!
  High school diploma or less 63.8   14.2 # #
  Attend or complete 2-year college 69.7 9.2   6.4 3.2 4.0
  Attend or complete 4-year college 32.3 0.9   46.1 17.5 1.8
  Obtain graduate degree 16.9 0.2!   53.9 27.7 0.8
Highest educational attainment expected 2 years later (2006)            
  Don’t know 51.4 3.9!   23.7 13.8 2.5!
  Attend or complete 2-year college 63.1 7.5   15.2 4.0 4.4
  Attend or complete 4-year college 34.1 1.2   45.4 15.9 1.6
  Obtain graduate degree 18.4 0.2!   52.3 27.7 0.8

# 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 Private not-for-profit 2-year institutions are not shown separately.

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

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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