Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.15.

Percentage distribution of public and private elementary and secondary students, by parents' expectations for child's highest educational attainment and locale: 2003


Locale Less than a high school diploma High school diploma Vocational or technical school 2 or more years of college 4- or 5- year college degree Graduate or professional degree
Total 0.5 7.5 7.4 15.7 38.6 30.3
City 0.3! 7.5 7.1 14.9 36.1 34.1
Suburban 0.5! 5.3 5.8 13.0 41.3 34.1
Town 0.6! 9.2 8.9 18.1 38.7 24.5
Rural 0.6! 10.6 9.9 20.4 37.3 21.2
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Includes students who are homeschooled.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), "Parent and Family Involvement in Education" survey, 2003.