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Percentage of 10th-graders who expected to attain various levels of education, by race/ethnicity:  1980, 1990, and 2002 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 3.4: Attainment Expectations

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Table 3.4. Percentage of 10th-graders who expected to attain various levels of education, by race/ethnicity: 1980, 1990, and 2002
Level of education Total White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
High school diploma or equivalent or less
1980 26.5 25.9 26.3 33.7 11.7 35.7
1990 10.2 9.4 11.1 14.3 8.2 18.8
2002 9.2 8.0 10.5 13.5 4.9 12.1
Some college, including vocational/technical
1980 32.9 33.1 32.7 33.7 21.5 32.9
1990 30.3 29.5 30.2 38.5 21.7 43.0
2002 11.5 10.9 12.6 13.9 8.2 12.0
Bachelor's degree
1980 22.7 23.4 21.8 17.0 32.4 17.2
1990 32.1 33.9 28.2 25.5 31.4 21.8
2002 39.7 39.6 40.8 40.2 37.2 36.1
Graduate/professional degree
1980 17.9 17.7 19.2 15.6 34.3 14.2
1990 27.4 27.3 30.5 21.7 38.7 16.5
2002 39.7 41.4 36.1 32.4 49.7 39.8
NOTE: Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The Condition of Education 2004, table 15-1, based on High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores (HS&B-So:80); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/90), "First Follow-up, 1990;" and Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Base Year.

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