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Table 443. Percentage of college students 16 to 24 years old who were employed, by attendance status, hours worked per week, and selected characteristics: October 2011
[Standard errors in parentheses]
Selected characteristic Full-time students Part-time students
Percent
employed2
Hours worked per week1 Percent
employed2
Hours worked per week1
Less than
20 hours
20 to 34
hours
35 or
more hours
Less than
20 hours
20 to 34
hours
35 or
more hours
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 41.3 (0.94) 15.8   (0.67) 17.4 (0.66) 7.0 (0.44) 75.5 (1.93) 9.7   (1.21) 28.4 (1.99) 35.5 (2.16)
Sex                                    
Male 38.0 (1.29) 13.1   (0.84) 17.0 (1.02) 7.0 (0.64) 77.3 (2.72) 8.0   (1.63) 27.8 (2.89) 39.9 (3.19)
Female 44.1 (1.32) 18.3   (0.98) 17.7 (0.90) 7.0 (0.64) 73.7 (2.66) 11.3   (1.87) 28.9 (2.65) 31.1 (2.90)
                                     
Race/ethnicity                                    
White 46.1 (1.13) 18.2   (0.91) 18.8 (0.79) 7.7 (0.55) 80.1 (2.25) 12.1   (1.73) 29.8 (2.45) 35.6 (2.41)
Black 32.1 (2.77) 11.6   (1.76) 14.4 (1.93) 5.7 (1.15) 66.8 (6.39)   (†) 18.3 (4.76) 41.9 (6.88)
Hispanic 36.2 (2.49) 12.5   (1.73) 17.4 (1.98) 5.5 (1.15) 71.3 (4.23) 7.2 ! (2.40) 28.2 (4.24) 35.4 (4.35)
Asian 24.7 (2.96) 10.5   (1.76) 8.4 (1.89) 5.0 (1.35) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Pacific Islander (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Two or more races 35.5 (6.28) 8.8 ! (3.62) 19.7 (5.58) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
                                     
Level and control of institution                                    
2-year 45.4 (1.91) 14.8   (1.40) 22.1 (1.44) 7.8 (0.97) 73.3 (2.49) 11.8   (1.70) 27.3 (3.01) 31.9 (3.12)
Public 45.6 (2.00) 14.7   (1.45) 22.1 (1.47) 8.1 (1.01) 73.6 (2.58) 11.3   (1.73) 27.5 (3.12) 32.4 (3.21)
Private 41.6 (7.07) 16.0   (4.68) 21.2 (6.02) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
4-year 39.9 (1.06) 16.1   (0.80) 15.8 (0.75) 6.7 (0.53) 77.9 (2.90) 7.4   (1.42) 29.5 (2.87) 39.4 (3.06)
Public 41.0 (1.20) 15.0   (0.91) 17.6 (0.85) 7.4 (0.63) 77.5 (3.27) 7.8   (1.65) 28.4 (3.18) 39.7 (3.29)
Private 36.3 (2.07) 20.0   (1.61) 10.1 (1.34) 4.5 (0.82) 79.4 (6.01)   (†) 34.2 (7.03) 38.2 (7.67)
                                     
Student enrollment level                                    
Undergraduate 41.0 (0.96) 15.9   (0.68) 17.6 (0.71) 6.4 (0.46) 73.6 (2.03) 10.7   (1.32) 28.4 (2.10) 32.7 (2.20)
Sex                                    
Male 37.9 (1.35) 13.3   (0.90) 17.0 (1.04) 6.7 (0.68) 75.7 (2.93) 9.0   (1.81) 27.6 (3.17) 37.9 (3.40)
Female 43.7 (1.31) 18.3   (0.98) 18.1 (0.95) 6.2 (0.62) 71.6 (2.81) 12.4   (2.10) 29.2 (2.76) 27.6 (2.94)
Race/ethnicity                                    
White 45.7 (1.21) 18.5   (0.97) 19.0 (0.85) 6.9 (0.56) 78.3 (2.49) 13.5   (1.94) 29.9 (2.60) 32.4 (2.53)
Black 31.9 (2.81) 11.6   (1.81) 14.4 (2.01) 5.4 (1.12) 62.0 (7.15)   (†) 20.7 (5.45) 35.3 (7.42)
Hispanic 35.8 (2.48) 12.0   (1.60) 17.4 (2.00) 5.6 (1.18) 71.1 (4.30) 7.5 ! (2.48) 29.2 (4.42) 33.9 (4.43)
Asian 25.1 (3.11) 10.8   (1.81) 8.7 (2.06) 5.1 (1.49) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Pacific Islander (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Two or more races 38.1 (6.54) 9.2 ! (3.97) 21.3 (5.94) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Level and control of institution                                    
2-year 45.2 (1.90) 14.5   (1.36) 22.1 (1.46) 7.9 (0.98) 73.9 (2.45) 11.9   (1.73) 27.3 (2.98) 32.4 (3.21)
Public 45.4 (1.98) 14.4   (1.41) 22.2 (1.49) 8.1 (1.02) 74.1 (2.56) 11.3   (1.75) 27.4 (3.09) 32.8 (3.31)
Private 42.1 (7.30) 16.4   (4.84) 21.9 (6.20) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
4-year 39.4 (1.09) 16.4   (0.82) 15.9 (0.81) 5.9 (0.54) 73.2 (3.39) 9.2   (1.75) 30.0 (3.23) 33.1 (3.18)
Public 40.2 (1.23) 15.1   (0.91) 17.4 (0.90) 6.7 (0.63) 73.0 (3.94) 9.7   (2.07) 27.8 (3.50) 34.7 (3.47)
Private 36.6 (2.29) 21.3   (1.76) 10.4 (1.54) 3.3 (0.73) 74.3 (7.08)   (†) 39.7 (7.95) 25.7 (7.44)
Graduate 45.2 (3.63) 14.2   (2.91) 15.0 (2.59) 14.6 (2.27) 90.6 (3.67)   (†) 27.6 (5.75) 58.1 (6.00)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Excludes those who were employed but not at work during the survey week; therefore, detail may not sum to total percentage employed. "Hours worked per week" refers to the number of hours worked at all jobs during the survey week.
2 Includes those who were employed but not at work during the survey week.
NOTE: Students were classified as full time if they were taking at least 12 hours of classes (or at least 9 hours of graduate classes) during an average school week and as part time if they were taking fewer hours. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, 2011. (This table was prepared November 2012.)
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