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Table E-34-3.  Percentage of academic year 2004 high school graduates, by the selectivity of the first postsecondary institution attended, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2006

Sex and race/ethnicity 4-year institution   Less-than 4-year institution   Nonenrollee or still enrolled in high school  
Moderately or highly selective   Highly selective   Moderately selective   Inclusive   Unknown selectivity      
Total 38.3   15.8   22.5   5.8   4.0   31.7   20.2  
Sex                            
Male 35.6   15.2   20.4   5.6   4.4   30.7   23.7  
Female 40.9   16.4   24.4   5.9   3.6   32.6   17.1  
                             
Race/ethnicity                            
White 45.2   19.0   26.1   3.7   3.4   29.6   18.1  
Black 23.4   5.7   17.7   16.6   3.5   32.7   23.8  
Hispanic 17.9   6.4   11.5   5.1   6.4   43.0   27.6  
Asian 53.0   33.3   19.7   4.8   3.6   28.6   10.0  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 37.1     27.4     #   27.6   26.8 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 25.5     18.0       35.1   30.4  
Two or more races 36.5   13.8   22.7   7.3   5.7   24.5   26.0  
                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                            
Male                            
White 41.6   18.0   23.6   4.0   3.8   28.8   21.7  
Black 22.6   5.8   16.8   16.8   3.7   30.4   26.4  
Hispanic 14.7   5.9   8.8   4.1   7.9   41.3   31.9  
Asian 49.1   29.4   19.7   3.9   4.3   30.6   12.1  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 41.9              
American Indian/Alaska Native 20.6 !   16.6 !     37.3 ! 37.5 !
Two or more races 37.1   16.1   21.0   4.4 ! 4.1 ! 26.7   27.6  
                             
Female                            
White 48.5   20.0   28.6   3.5   3.0   30.3   14.6  
Black 24.2   5.7   18.5   16.4   3.2   34.7   21.4  
Hispanic 20.6   6.8   13.7   5.9   5.2   44.5   23.9  
Asian 57.2   37.5   19.7   5.7   3.0   26.4   7.8  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 28.4 !            
American Indian/Alaska Native 30.3 !   19.3 !     32.9   23.6 !
Two or more races 35.9   11.5   24.4   10.1   7.4 ! 22.3   24.3  
# 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 were weighted by F2F1WT. The selectivity of institutions is defined according to the definition used in NCES’s Integrated of Postsecondary Education Data System, which is based on the 2005 Carnegie Classification of Institutions. The "inclusive," "moderately selective," and "highly selective" categories correspond to 25th percentile ACT-equivalent scores of students who were accepted to the institution. The score ranges for the categories are less than 18, between 18 and 21, and greater than 21 points, respectively. 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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