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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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Table 16. Number and percentage of adults participating in adult education activities who reported using any type of distance education method in the past 12 months, by selected adult characteristics: 2004-05
Characteristic Number of adults
Percentage of adults
  Total 93,93932
16 to 24 years13,28628
25 to 34 years 20,22928
35 to 44 years 20,89635
45 to 54 years 20,03236
55 to 64 years 11,71533
65 years or older 7,78125
Male 41,72434
Female 52,21630
White, non-Hispanic 66,90931
Black, non-Hispanic 10,87835
Hispanic 9,82430
Asian or Pacific Islander,
Other race, non-Hispanic3,21537
Highest education level completed
Less than a high school
High school diploma/
Some college/vocational/
  associateís degree
Bachelorís degree 22,45931
Graduate or professional
  education or degree
Household income
$20,000 or less 9,55232
$20,001 to $35,000 12,86631
$35,001 to $50,000 14,12229
$50,001 to $75,000 22,49434
$75,001 or more 34,90432
Employment status
Employed full-time 56,90635
Employed part-time 14,43029
Unemployed and looking
  for work
Not in the labor force 18,81926
Professional/managerial 34,13834
Sales/service/clerical 31,97334
Trade and labor 12,76830
NOTE: Adult educational activities exclude full-time college/university and vocational/technical credential programs. Distance education methods include the following: video tapes, CDs, DVDs, television, radio, the Internet or the World Wide Web, computer or video conferencing, mail, telephone or voicemail, or other types or remote instruction technology. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.

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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