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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

Percentage of adults who participated in adult education, by sex and highest level of education: 2005
Characteristics Number of adults (thousands) Any formal adult education1 Standard Error
Total 211,607 44 0.7
Male 101,596 41 1.2
Less than a high school diploma/equivalent 15,391 22 2.9
High school diploma/equivalent 31,539 29 2.4
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 25,693 49 2.3
Bachelor's degree 18,720 56 2.2
Graduate or professional education or degree 10,252 60 2.9
Female 110,011 47 1.0
Less than a high school diploma/ equivalent 15,626 22 2.3
High school diploma/equivalent 32,795 36 2.0
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 32,852 53 2.1
Bachelor's degree 18,525 65 2.2
Graduate or professional education or degree 10,214 73 2.7
1 Any formal adult education includes the following activities: enrollment in ESL classes, basic skills/GED classes, part-time college degree programs, part-time vocational degree/diploma programs, apprenticeships, work-related courses, and personal interest courses.
NOTE: 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 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 2005.

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