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Special Analysis 2008

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

Table SA-23. Percentage distribution of the spring 1992 12th-grade cohort, by immediate and delayed postsecondary enrollment status, control and type of institution, and educational plans and expectations: 1992 and 1994
    Immediate enrollment in a postsecondary institution
  Delayed enrollment
      2-year institution
  4-year institution
       
Plans and expectations No post-
secondary
education
through
19941
Total2,3 All3 Public   All Public Private   Total In 2-year
institution
in 1994
In 4-year
institution
in 1994

     Total 27.9 51.4 17.0 15.7   33.6 21.9 11.7   20.7 10.6 8.3
Post-high school educational plans                        
  Plan to get postsecondary education 13.7 65.1 19.9 18.7   44.4 28.9 15.5   21.2 10.2 9.8
  Don’t plan to continue 67.1 14.3 9.2 7.5   3.6 2.4 1.2!   18.6 10.9 4.1
  Don’t know or unspecified plans 56.5 21.7 13.4 12.4   7.5 5.3 2.3!   21.8 15.9 3.5
Highest educational attainment expected when in 12th-grade (1992)                        
  Don’t know 45.7 32.2 16.2 13.3   13.5 8.7 4.9   22.1 13.2 5.8
  High school diploma or less 88.5 4.8 3.6 3.1   1.0! 1.0!   6.7 5.0 0.4!
  Attend or complete 2-year college 60.7 22.7 16.0 12.6   3.4 2.4 1.1!   16.6 10.3 2.1
  Attend or complete 4-year college 20.9 55.5 21.6 20.6   33.4 23.1 10.2   23.6 12.8 9.0
  Obtain graduate degree 10.0 69.7 13.8 13.2   55.7 34.3 21.3   20.3 8.0 11.8
Highest educational attainment expected 2 years later (1994)                        
  Don’t know 52.3 31.3 16.0 13.6   10.6 7.1 3.4!   16.4 9.4 4.1!
  Attend or complete 2-year college 55.2 25.8 20.2 17.8   3.8 2.4 1.5   19.0 13.1 2.4!
  Attend or complete 4-year college 24.2 51.4 23.0 21.8   27.4 20.1 7.3   24.3 13.6 8.5
  Obtain graduate degree 5.7 72.5 13.4 12.4   58.9 36.6 22.3   21.9 8.7 12.5

! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).

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

1 Includes some cases of students who were enrolled in postsecondary courses before high school graduation but who did not enroll in any postsecondary institution after high school.

2 Total includes 12th-graders (0.8 percent) who enrolled immediately in a less-than-2-year postsecondary institution. The sample size for these students is too small to show breakouts.

3 Total includes private 2-year institutions that are not shown separately.

NOTE: Data include some 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. Spring 1992 12th-graders who attended postsecondary institutions for which there is no IPEDS information are excluded. 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, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/92), “Second Follow-up, 1992.”

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