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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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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
(thousands)
Expenses per activity
Tuition and fees Books and other materials
Percent
reporting $0
Median Percent
reporting $0
Median
 
English as a Second Language classes 1,96544!$29!48!$20!
Basic skills or GED preparation classes 2,822800610
Part-time college or university degree or
  certificate programs
8,421181,14422294
Part-time vocational or technical diploma,
  degree, or certificate programs
2,4054421849!8!
Apprenticeship programs 2,508640770
Work-related courses or training 57,004730880
Personal-interest courses 45,3874819680
!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.

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