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Table E-27-2.  Percentage of 9th-graders planning different activities during their first year after high school, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity License/certificate, associate's, or bachelor's program Apprenticeship   Join armed services   Get a job   Start a family   Travel   Do volunteer or missionary work   Don't know  
At least one program   License or certificate   Associate's program   Bachelor's program                
Total 65.1   12.8   16.4   49.5   2.9   8.4   42.6   6.8   12.0   8.4   12.8  
Sex                                            
Male 59.0   12.1   15.0   44.7   2.7   13.0   43.0   7.5   10.1   5.9   13.2  
Female 71.1   13.4   17.9   54.4   3.1   3.8   42.3   6.1   14.0   10.8   12.4  
                                             
Race/ethnicity                                            
White 66.5   9.9   14.9   52.1   2.5   9.1   39.3   5.9   11.3   8.5   12.2  
Black 66.1   18.6   16.6   47.5   2.3   6.8   46.4   7.7   11.0   7.0   10.6  
Hispanic 60.0   13.9   19.4   42.9   2.8   7.6   47.3   7.8   12.3   7.8   15.2  
Asian 70.4   14.0   14.4   63.0   5.3   4.3   38.9   3.6   12.6   10.6   17.3  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                      
American Indian/Alaska Native 46.7   8.8   16.3   36.0     13.4   38.2   9.3 ! 23.5     23.6  
Two or more races 67.7   18.3   18.6   50.5   5.0   10.4   47.6   9.5   16.4   10.7   10.1  
                                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                                            
Male                                            
White 60.4   9.9   13.1   46.9   2.5   14.4   39.0   6.4   9.1   6.2   12.4  
Black 60.8   14.6   16.4   43.6   1.9   9.8   46.3   7.7   10.9   4.4   10.6  
Hispanic 53.3   14.3   17.4   37.2   2.3   11.5   48.5   9.0   9.5   4.9   16.8  
Asian 67.0   17.0   16.5   56.9   5.1   6.7   38.6   4.0 ! 8.5   6.9   17.3  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                      
American Indian/Alaska Native 45.4   11.5 ! 15.8 ! 39.2     13.3 ! 43.2   14.0 ! 30.8 !   21.8 !
Two or more races 62.2   14.9   17.2   49.5   5.1   16.0   49.6   11.2   15.1   9.0   10.3  
Female                                            
White 73.0   10.0   16.8   57.6   2.6   3.5   39.5   5.4   13.6   10.9   12.1  
Black 70.6   21.9   16.8   50.8   2.7   4.3   46.4   7.7   11.1   9.1   10.6  
Hispanic 67.0   13.5   21.4   48.9   3.3   3.7   46.1   6.5   15.1   10.8   13.6  
Asian 73.9   11.1   12.2   69.1   5.6     39.2   3.3 ! 16.7   14.3   17.3  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                      
American Indian/Alaska Native 48.3     16.9 ! 32.4 !   13.5 ! 32.6     15.6     25.6 !
Two or more races 73.1   21.6   19.9   51.6   5.0   4.9   45.6   7.9   17.7   12.4   10.0  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Students could select more than one activity; therefore, detail may not sum to totals. 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.