|Table 7. Percentage of adults reporting zero dollars in expenses for adult learning activities and median out-of-pocket expenses for adult learning activities, by type of learning activity: 2004-05|
|Learning activity||Number of adults
|Expenses per activity|
|Tuition and fees||Books and other materials|
|English as a Second Language classes||1,965||44!||$29!||48!||$20!|
|Basic skills or GED preparation classes||2,822||80||0||61||0|
|Part-time college or university degree or|
|Part-time vocational or technical diploma,|
degree, or certificate programs
|Work-related courses or training||57,004||73||0||88||0|
!Interpret data with caution; coefficient of variation is 50 percent or more.
NOTE: The distributions of out-of-pocket expenses were highly skewed for each learning activity; as a result, medians are reported instead of means.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.