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Table 104.91. Number and percentage distribution of spring 2002 high school sophomores, by highest level of education completed, and socioeconomic status and selected student characteristics while in high school: 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Socioeconomic status (SES) and selected student characteristic Total Highest level of education completed through 2012
Number (in thousands) Percentage distribution All levels Less than high school completion High school completion Some post- secondary education (no credential) Postsecondary certificate Associate's degree Bachelor's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total, all SES1  groups 3,242   (49.0) 100.0   (†) 100.0 (†) 3.1   (0.23) 12.5   (0.44) 32.3   (0.47) 10.1   (0.33) 8.7   (0.35) 33.3   (0.74)
                                                     
Low SES1 810   (24.4) 100.0   (†) 100.0 (†) 7.5   (0.61) 21.4   (0.91) 36.0   (1.02) 12.7   (0.71) 8.2   (0.62) 14.2   (0.89)
Sex                                                    
Male 370   (12.9) 45.7   (0.94) 100.0 (†) 10.0   (1.06) 26.5   (1.48) 35.8   (1.49) 8.7   (0.95) 6.9   (0.85) 12.2   (1.15)
Female 440   (15.8) 54.3   (0.94) 100.0 (†) 5.4   (0.64) 17.1   (1.10) 36.2   (1.45) 16.0   (1.03) 9.3   (0.83) 15.9   (1.16)
                                                     
Race/ethnicity                                                    
White 311   (15.1) 38.4   (1.53) 100.0 (†) 5.5   (0.77) 26.0   (1.49) 31.9   (1.61) 12.5   (1.22) 9.7   (1.16) 14.4   (1.36)
Black 162   (10.6) 20.1   (1.26) 100.0 (†) 8.6   (1.51) 18.3   (1.98) 41.0   (2.57) 13.5   (1.54) 6.0   (1.00) 12.6   (1.75)
Hispanic 251   (16.9) 30.9   (1.71) 100.0 (†) 9.6   (1.18) 18.1   (1.97) 39.3   (2.20) 12.2   (1.28) 8.1   (1.15) 12.6   (1.68)
Asian 38   (3.5) 4.7   (0.45) 100.0 (†) 4.6   (1.32) 10.9   (2.23) 33.5   (3.19) 12.9   (2.03) 7.2   (1.62) 30.8   (3.18)
Pacific Islander   (†) 0.2 ! (0.07) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 11 ! (3.4) 1.4 ! (0.43) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†) 38.1   (9.76) 22.4 ! (10.82)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 35   (3.8) 4.3   (0.45) 100.0 (†) 7.1 ! (2.69) 32.7   (5.06) 28.5   (5.37) 10.0 ! (3.45) 8.2 ! (3.30) 13.5   (3.72)
                                                     
Reading achievement quartile2                                                    
First (lowest) 324   (14.0) 40.6   (1.16) 100.0 (†) 11.8   (1.17) 27.0   (1.59) 35.3   (1.72) 11.7   (1.09) 7.7   (0.77) 6.5   (1.02)
Second 246   (10.8) 30.8   (1.05) 100.0 (†) 5.9   (0.88) 20.2   (1.76) 38.5   (1.84) 15.7   (1.48) 7.5   (1.10) 12.3   (1.27)
Third 140   (8.6) 17.6   (0.89) 100.0 (†) 3.5   (0.94) 15.6   (1.78) 37.7   (2.24) 12.2   (1.77) 10.1   (1.64) 20.9   (2.30)
Fourth (highest) 88   (5.8) 11.0   (0.70) 100.0 (†)   (†) 11.5   (2.25) 31.2   (3.09) 8.2   (1.96) 9.1   (2.03) 38.4   (3.25)
                                                     
Math achievement quartile2                                                    
First (lowest) 320   (14.1) 40.2   (1.17) 100.0 (†) 11.4   (1.15) 27.8   (1.55) 35.7   (1.77) 13.5   (1.07) 6.7   (0.78) 5.0   (0.81)
Second 239   (12.0) 30.0   (1.09) 100.0 (†) 6.7   (1.00) 18.3   (1.51) 40.4   (2.08) 13.7   (1.33) 8.7   (1.22) 12.1   (1.35)
Third 160   (8.7) 20.1   (1.01) 100.0 (†) 3.5   (1.03) 16.6   (1.90) 36.4   (2.34) 10.9   (1.52) 9.4   (1.67) 23.2   (2.11)
Fourth (highest) 78   (5.4) 9.8   (0.68) 100.0 (†)   (†) 12.4   (2.06) 25.6   (2.92) 9.4   (2.29) 10.4   (2.35) 41.3   (3.39)
                                                     
Middle SES1 1,631   (31.5) 100.0   (†) 100.0 (†) 2.5   (0.28) 13.1   (0.55) 34.7   (0.68) 11.1   (0.48) 9.8   (0.51) 28.8   (0.82)
Sex                                                    
Male 810   (20.1) 49.6   (0.83) 100.0 (†) 2.7   (0.37) 17.3   (0.88) 36.5   (1.10) 10.1   (0.66) 8.6   (0.72) 24.8   (1.11)
Female 822   (21.3) 50.4   (0.83) 100.0 (†) 2.4   (0.39) 8.9   (0.68) 32.9   (1.00) 12.1   (0.70) 11.0   (0.72) 32.8   (1.09)
                                                     
Race/ethnicity                                                    
White 1,027   (26.7) 62.9   (1.14) 100.0 (†) 1.8   (0.31) 13.0   (0.68) 32.2   (0.82) 9.9   (0.56) 10.3   (0.63) 32.9   (1.03)
Black 241   (14.2) 14.7   (0.82) 100.0 (†) 3.7   (0.80) 12.2   (1.45) 40.6   (1.92) 16.6   (1.50) 8.5   (1.12) 18.5   (1.64)
Hispanic 215   (12.3) 13.2   (0.70) 100.0 (†) 4.9   (1.01) 12.8   (1.45) 39.8   (1.97) 13.1   (1.48) 10.5   (1.53) 18.8   (1.65)
Asian 53   (4.2) 3.2   (0.26) 100.0 (†)   (†) 6.1   (1.49) 31.1   (2.46) 7.0   (1.45) 6.3   (1.34) 48.8   (2.96)
Pacific Islander   (†) 0.2   (0.06) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 16   (3.3) 1.0   (0.20) 100.0 (†)   (†) 32.6   (7.74) 33.2   (6.95)   (†) 8.6 ! (3.68) 14.8 ! (6.32)
Two or more races 77   (5.9) 4.7   (0.36) 100.0 (†) 2.7 ! (1.02) 17.2   (3.05) 37.9   (3.41) 8.9   (2.04) 8.6   (2.09) 24.6   (3.31)
                                                     
Reading achievement quartile2                                                    
First (lowest) 358   (14.4) 22.0   (0.82) 100.0 (†) 5.9   (0.82) 21.8   (1.44) 38.7   (1.73) 16.0   (1.17) 9.2   (1.03) 8.4   (0.84)
Second 427   (15.5) 26.3   (0.72) 100.0 (†) 2.7   (0.56) 14.8   (1.02) 37.3   (1.50) 12.5   (1.00) 11.7   (1.08) 21.1   (1.26)
Third 462   (15.0) 28.4   (0.73) 100.0 (†) 1.1 ! (0.32) 10.1   (1.04) 34.2   (1.47) 10.8   (0.88) 9.6   (0.84) 34.2   (1.65)
Fourth (highest) 379   (13.5) 23.3   (0.76) 100.0 (†) 0.8 ! (0.29) 5.6   (0.68) 28.9   (1.46) 5.5   (0.73) 8.6   (0.95) 50.6   (1.73)
                                                     
Math achievement quartile2                                                    
First (lowest) 353   (14.8) 21.7   (0.83) 100.0 (†) 6.3   (0.86) 22.5   (1.32) 38.9   (1.57) 15.6   (1.10) 8.9   (1.05) 7.9   (0.93)
Second 448   (15.5) 27.5   (0.71) 100.0 (†) 2.7   (0.55) 14.7   (1.07) 38.2   (1.39) 13.6   (1.01) 11.8   (0.96) 18.9   (1.14)
Third 443   (13.5) 27.2   (0.69) 100.0 (†) 1.1   (0.31) 10.0   (0.89) 33.8   (1.44) 9.7   (0.94) 10.1   (0.87) 35.2   (1.58)
Fourth (highest) 382   (13.9) 23.5   (0.76) 100.0 (†)   (†) 5.0   (0.78) 28.1   (1.51) 5.8   (0.77) 8.0   (0.94) 52.8   (1.73)
                                                     
High SES1 801   (27.1) 100.0   (†) 100.0 (†) 0.5   (0.16) 3.1   (0.41) 23.7   (1.07) 5.5   (0.51) 6.7   (0.58) 60.4   (1.17)
Sex                                                    
Male 411   (17.3) 51.3   (1.19) 100.0 (†) 0.8 ! (0.29) 4.4   (0.63) 27.1   (1.51) 4.8   (0.65) 7.5   (0.84) 55.3   (1.54)
Female 390   (15.7) 48.7   (1.19) 100.0 (†)   (†) 1.8   (0.39) 20.1   (1.18) 6.2   (0.80) 5.9   (0.77) 65.7   (1.50)
                                                     
Race/ethnicity                                                    
White 616   (23.3) 76.9   (1.08) 100.0 (†) 0.4 ! (0.16) 2.8   (0.41) 22.3   (1.14) 4.7   (0.55) 6.7   (0.64) 63.2   (1.26)
Black 61   (5.9) 7.7   (0.70) 100.0 (†)   (†) 5.1 ! (2.01) 36.6   (4.64) 8.5   (2.44) 7.2 ! (2.26) 42.5   (4.53)
Hispanic 53   (5.3) 6.6   (0.63) 100.0 (†)   (†) 6.1 ! (1.98) 30.6   (3.99) 9.3   (2.38) 7.6   (1.94) 44.6   (4.24)
Asian 39   (3.7) 4.9   (0.46) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†) 17.8   (1.87) 6.5   (1.48) 3.1 ! (1.18) 70.8   (2.47)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native   (†)   (†) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 27   (3.0) 3.4   (0.38) 100.0 (†)   (†)   (†) 21.8   (4.40) 7.4 ! (2.96) 8.7 ! (3.55) 57.2   (5.63)
                                                     
Reading achievement quartile2                                                    
First (lowest) 70   (5.8) 8.7   (0.70) 100.0 (†) 4.9 ! (1.67) 14.1   (2.68) 34.7   (3.13) 17.3   (2.83) 7.7   (2.05) 21.4   (3.00)
Second 120   (7.9) 15.0   (0.86) 100.0 (†)   (†) 4.0   (1.10) 31.7   (2.74) 8.9   (1.56) 11.0   (1.97) 44.4   (2.82)
Third 239   (11.9) 29.9   (0.99) 100.0 (†)   (†) 2.7   (0.69) 24.9   (1.93) 4.3   (0.90) 8.1   (1.15) 59.8   (2.14)
Fourth (highest) 370   (15.3) 46.4   (1.18) 100.0 (†)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.30) 18.3   (1.25) 3.0   (0.51) 4.2   (0.68) 73.5   (1.43)
                                                     
Math achievement quartile2                                                    
First (lowest) 68   (6.6) 8.5   (0.79) 100.0 (†) 4.0 ! (1.58) 14.1   (2.97) 36.3   (3.57) 17.2   (2.71) 7.4   (2.17) 21.0   (3.12)
Second 125   (7.3) 15.6   (0.81) 100.0 (†)   (†) 3.8 ! (1.21) 32.4   (2.92) 9.4   (1.70) 13.1   (2.00) 40.5   (2.92)
Third 222   (10.0) 27.9   (0.90) 100.0 (†)   (†) 3.0   (0.72) 23.1   (1.69) 4.7   (0.89) 8.1   (1.16) 60.9   (2.03)
Fourth (highest) 383   (17.0) 48.0   (1.18) 100.0 (†)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.28) 19.0   (1.23) 2.6   (0.45) 3.7   (0.59) 73.7   (1.34)
†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 Socioeconomic status (SES) was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income in 2002. The "low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "high" SES group is the upper quartile.
2 Reading and math achievement quartiles reflect students' scores on assessments conducted in 2002.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and survey item nonresponse.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Base Year and Third Follow-up. (This table was prepared January 2015.)

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