|Table 12. Number and percentage of adults who took personal-interest courses, by type of provider: 2004-05|
|Type of provider||Number of adults
|Postsecondary school (college/university, community/junior college,|
|Other school or school district (elementary, junior high, high school, or|
adult learning center)
|Government agency (federal, state, or local)||1,557||3|
|Community or religious organization, nonprofit||23,409||52|
NOTE: Personal-interest courses are defined as any courses taken in the 12 months prior to the interview that had an instructor present and were not necessarily related to a job or career. Information was collected on up to two personal-interest courses taken in the 12 months prior to the interview. If an adult took more than two courses, two were sampled for data collection. Details do not sum to totals and percentages sum to more than 100 percent because people may take courses from more than one provider.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.