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Table E-29-1.  Percentage of high school seniors who planned to continue their education after high school and, among seniors who planned to continue, the percentage who used informational resources on college entrance requirements, by type of informational resource, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2004

Sex and race/ethnicity Seniors who
planned to
continue their
education after
high school
  Type of informational resource
  School counselor, teacher, or coach   Parent, sibling, or relative   Friend   College websites, publications, or search guides   College representatives   School, public, or college library   None of these sources  
Total 93.1   84.8   70.1   52.4   74.1   58.7   19.9   2.8  
Sex                                
Male 90.2   83.2   67.1   48.1   67.9   55.4   18.5   4.5  
Female 95.9   86.3   72.9   56.2   79.8   61.8   21.1   1.3  
                                 
Race/ethnicity                                
White 93.1   84.6   71.3   51.1   76.2   59.0   18.0   3.0  
Black 94.6   87.4   72.7   53.8   72.5   62.3   30.2   2.0 !
Hispanic 91.5   83.9   61.1   50.4   62.6   53.4   19.1   3.5  
Asian 97.1   86.2   72.8   72.3   79.3   62.9   17.9    
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 94.6   93.5   74.0   55.4   39.1 ! 52.2     #  
American Indian/Alaska Native 87.4   79.3   62.2   42.7   73.9   60.1   33.4    
Two or more races 90.7   82.8   69.8   56.9   77.7   56.8   21.1   2.7 !
                                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                                
Male                                
White 90.2   83.1   68.6   46.5   70.2   56.2   16.6   4.7  
Black 92.9   87.6   68.6   52.2   64.2   59.2   29.2   2.7 !
Hispanic 87.7   80.7   56.9   44.8   55.4   46.8   17.8   6.4  
Asian 96.0   83.7   72.4   69.9   74.6   59.5   16.1    
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                
American Indian/Alaska Native 81.4   80.4   50.3   29.8 ! 78.4   58.0   35.8 !  
Two or more races 87.4   77.4   65.3   53.4   70.2   51.5   19.2    
                                 
Female                                
White 96.0   86.0   73.8   55.4   81.8   61.5   19.3   1.3  
Black 96.3   87.2   76.3   55.2   79.7   64.9   31.1    
Hispanic 95.0   86.5   64.4   54.9   68.3   58.7   20.1   1.2 !
Asian 98.3   88.8   73.2   74.9   84.2   66.5   19.8    
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                
American Indian/Alaska Native 95.8   78.1   76.2   58.0   68.7   62.6   30.6 ! #  
Two or more races 93.9   87.8   74.0   60.2   84.7   61.8   22.9    
# Rounds to zero.
! 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: 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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