|Immediate enrollment in a postsecondary institution
|Plans and expectations||No post-
|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)|
|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)|
|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.”