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Table E-34-1.  Percentage of academic year 2004 high school graduates, by the timing of first postsecondary enrollment, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2006

Sex and race/ethnicity Ever attended a postsecondary institution   Immediate enrollment in postsecondary education1   Delayed enrollment in postsecondary education2   Nonenrollee, or still enrolled in high school  
Total 79.8   70.6   9.2   20.2  
Sex                
Male 76.4   66.9   9.5   23.6  
Female 83.0   74.0   8.9   17.0  
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White 81.9   74.4   7.5   18.1  
Black 76.3   62.5   13.8   23.7  
Hispanic 72.6   58.4   14.1   27.4  
Asian 90.0   85.2   4.8   10.0  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 74.4   66.5   6.8   25.6 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 69.6   52.1   17.5 ! 30.4  
Two or more races 74.0   67.2   6.8   26.0  
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male                
White 78.3   69.9   8.4   21.7  
Black 73.7   61.1   12.6   26.3  
Hispanic 68.2   53.9   14.3   31.8  
Asian 87.9   82.0   5.8   12.1  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 65.1   62.0   3.1   34.9 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 62.5   45.3   17.3 ! 37.5 !
Two or more races 72.4   67.8   4.6 ! 27.6  
                 
Female                
White 85.4   78.7   6.7   14.6  
Black 78.6   63.7   14.9   21.4  
Hispanic 76.2   62.2   14.0   23.8  
Asian 92.3   88.6   3.7   7.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 89.2   74.4   13.4    
American Indian/Alaska Native 76.4   58.6   17.8   23.6 !
Two or more races 75.7   66.7   8.9   24.3  
! 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.
1Students reporting that they enrolled in their first postsecondary institution by December 2004 or earlier.
2Students reporting that they enrolled in their first postsecondary institution by January 2005 or later.
NOTE: Estimates were weighted by F2F1WT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), "Second Follow-up, 2006."
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