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Table E-27-1.  Percentage distribution of 9th-graders expecting to complete various educational levels, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Total High school
or less
  Some college   Bachelor's or graduate/professional degree Don't know  
    Total   Bachelor's degree   Graduate or professional degree    
Total 100.0 14.7   7.3   56.3   17.2   39.1   21.7  
Sex                          
Male 100.0 17.3   8.1   53.1   18.6   34.5   21.5  
Female 100.0 12.1   6.5   59.5   15.7   43.8   21.9  
                           
Race/ethnicity                          
White 100.0 12.1   7.3   59.4   19.6   39.9   21.2  
Black 100.0 17.6   6.6   57.8   13.8   44.0   18.0  
Hispanic 100.0 20.4   7.2   47.0   14.6   32.4   25.5  
Asian 100.0 5.8   6.7   62.9   15.2   47.7   24.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 28.5   10.9   37.8   11.8   26.0   22.8  
Two or more races 100.0 14.1   8.4   58.7   15.9   42.8   18.8  
                           
Race/ethnicity by sex                          
Male                          
White 100.0 15.2   8.2   55.9   20.5   35.4   20.7  
Black 100.0 18.9   8.2   53.9   17.1   36.8   19.0  
Hispanic 100.0 23.8   6.8   44.4   16.4   28.0   25.0  
Asian 100.0 6.8   9.4   60.4   14.1   46.3   23.4  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 34.0   8.4 ! 33.3   7.4 ! 25.9   24.3  
Two or more races 100.0 14.0   9.4   58.6   18.6   40.0   18.0  
Female                          
White 100.0 8.8   6.4   63.2   18.6   44.6   21.7  
Black 100.0 16.5   5.3   61.1   10.9   50.2   17.1  
Hispanic 100.0 16.8   7.5   49.7   12.8   36.9   25.9  
Asian 100.0 4.7 ! 3.9 ! 65.4   16.3   49.1   26.0  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 21.6 ! 14.0   43.4   17.2 ! 26.1 ! 21.0 !
Two or more races 100.0 14.3   7.4   58.7   13.2   45.5   19.6  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: “High school or less” includes students who indicated that they expected to complete less than high school, a high school diploma, or a General Educational Development (GED) credential. “Some college” includes those who expected to start an associate’s degree, complete an associate’s degree, or start a bachelor’s degree. “Graduate or professional degree” includes those who expected to complete a master’s degree or start or complete a Ph.D., M.D., law, or other professional degree. Data weighted by W1STUDENT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, Base-Year Public-Use Data File.
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