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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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Table 13. Average classroom instructional hours or credit hours for adults enrolled in adult educational activities over the past 12 months: 2004-05
 
Learning activity Number of adults
(thousands)
Classroom
instructional /
credit hours per
activity
 
Classroom instructional hours
English as a Second Language classes 1,96572
Basic skills or GED preparation classes2,82261
Part-time vocational or technical diploma, degree, or certificate programs2,40587
Apprenticeship programs2,50862
Work-related courses or training57,00442
Personal-interest courses45,38759
 
Credit Hours
Part-time college or university degree or certificate programs8,42117
Part-time vocational or technical diploma, degree, or certificate programs2,40516
NOTE: Adult educational activities do not include full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs. Adults participating in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs could report credit hours, if applicable, or classroom instructional hours. There were not enough adults reporting classroom instructional hours for college/university credential programs to include these data in the table.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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