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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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Table 8. Number and percentage of adults who participated in English as a Second Language classes, basic skills or GED preparation classes, formal work-related courses, or personal-interest courses, by type of provider: 2004-05
Type of provider Number of adults
Percentage of
  Total 93,939100
Postsecondary school (college/university, community/junior college,
  vocational/technical/occupational school)
Other school or school district (elementary, junior high, high school, or adult learning center) 8,2099
Private business/company/hospital 37,97040
Government agency (federal, state, or local) 11,56412
Professional association/organization/union 11,67712
Public library 441#
Community or religious organization, nonprofit 28,08230
Other 1,7812
#Estimate rounds to 0 or 0 cases in sample.

NOTE: These adult educational activities do not include college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, as all providers are assumed to be postsecondary institutions. For adults who reported enrollment in apprenticeship programs who also reported that their employer or some other provider provided the programs, apprenticeship participation by type of provider is not included because apprenticeship provider information compatible with these categories was not collected. Details do not sum to totals and percentages sum to more than 100 percent because people may have taken programs and/or courses or training from more than one provider.

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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