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Table E-28-3.  Among high school seniors who planned to continue their education after high school, percentage who applied to one or more postsecondary institutions while in high school, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2004

Sex and race/ethnicity Seniors who planned to continue their education after high school Seniors who applied to
At least one institution   One institution only   Two to four institutions   Five or more institutions
Total 93.1 74.2   22.1   38.7   13.4
Sex                
Male 90.2 69.7   21.3   37.2   11.2
Female 95.9 78.4   22.8   40.2   15.5
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White 93.1 76.4   25.0   39.3   12.1
Black 94.6 73.6   15.2   42.7   15.8
Hispanic 91.5 62.4   19.2   32.5   10.6
Asian 97.1 84.9   15.9   37.5   31.5
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 94.6 63.6   12.6 ! 34.6 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 87.4 60.4   13.0 ! 34.4  
Two or more races 90.7 76.8   19.4   41.1   16.4
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male                
White 90.2 71.5   24.5   36.9   10.1
Black 92.9 69.1   13.2   41.2   14.6
Hispanic 87.7 58.3   16.7   33.3   8.4
Asian 96.0 78.9   16.5   37.9   24.5
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 97.1 53.2 !   28.9 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 81.4 65.8   16.6 ! 38.7  
Two or more races 87.4 75.4   21.7   41.9   11.7
                 
Female                
White 96.0 81.0   25.4   41.7   14.0
Black 96.3 77.8   17.0   44.0   16.8
Hispanic 95.0 65.9   21.4   31.9   12.6
Asian 98.3 91.1   15.4   37.0   38.7
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander      
American Indian/Alaska Native 95.8 53.9     29.1  
Two or more races 93.9 78.1   17.2   40.3   20.6
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate exceeds 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: Estimates for percentage of students who planned to continue their education after high school were weighted by F1PNLWT, and the remaining estimates were weighted by F1QWT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/2004), "Base-Year, 2002" and "First Follow-up, 2004."
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