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Table E-35-1.  Percentage distribution of undergraduate postsecondary students, by enrollment intensity, sex, and race/ethnicity: Academic years 2003–04 and 2007–08

Sex and race/ethnicity Percent of undergraduates who attended full time/full year at one institution Average annual tuition and fees   Average annual total price of attendance   Financial aid
    Total aid   Total grants   Total student loans
    Percent of full-time/full-year students receiving aid Average annual amount for those receiving aid   Percent of full-time/full-year students receiving grants Average annual amount for those receiving grants   Percent of full-time/full-year students receiving loans Average annual amount for those receiving loans
Total1 35.4 $10,300   $22,400   80.1 $12,900   65.3 $7,200   53.1 $8,000
Sex                          
Male 36.2 10,500   22,400   77.0 13,000   61.3 7,300   50.3 8,100
Female 34.8 10,200   22,300   82.5 12,800   68.5 7,200   55.2 8,000
                           
Race/ethnicity                          
White 37.6 10,900   22,700   77.8 13,000   61.6 7,200   52.3 8,100
Black 29.4 9,100   22,000   92.0 13,600   79.7 7,100   69.8 8,000
Hispanic 31.2 8,100   20,000   86.0 11,500   74.9 6,600   49.3 7,900
Asian 37.5 11,700   23,800   68.0 12,900   55.6 9,100   36.4 7,400
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
28.8 10,400   22,900   80.2 13,400   68.3 6,000   51.9 8,700
American Indian/
Alaska Native
29.1 8,000   19,100   86.7 10,800   77.3 6,700   47.9 7,100
Two or more races 38.7 10,400   22,800   83.5 13,700   68.3 8,300   57.8 7,600
                           
Race/ethnicity by sex                          
Male                          
White 38.2 11,000   22,800   75.2 13,200   58.2 7,300   50.3 8,200
Black 29.2 9,700   22,100   90.6 13,900   77.0 7,700   65.0 8,100
Hispanic 31.8 8,000   19,900   82.3 11,300   70.0 6,500   46.4 7,800
Asian 40.0 11,600   23,500   63.9 12,600   50.4 8,300   36.9 7,200
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
31.0 8,300   20,900   82.9 12,500   72.8 5,200   50.9 9,400
American Indian/
Alaska Native
28.3 7,800   19,300   85.7 10,500   73.7 6,400   43.2 7,100
Two or more races 38.2 10,300   22,800   81.0 13,600   68.1 7,900   53.3 7,700
                           
Female                          
White 37.1 10,700   22,700   79.9 12,900   64.5 7,200   54.0 8,100
Black 29.6 8,800   22,000   92.8 13,400   81.2 6,800   72.5 7,900
Hispanic 30.8 8,200   20,200   88.7 11,500   78.3 6,600   51.3 8,000
Asian 35.4 11,800   24,100   72.0 13,100   60.8 9,600   35.9 7,600
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
27.1 12,200   24,800   77.7 14,400   64.2 6,800   52.7 8,100
American Indian/
Alaska Native
29.8 8,200   18,900   87.5 11,000   80.2 6,900   51.6 7,200
Two or more races 39.1 10,500   22,900   85.2 13,800   68.5 8,500   60.9 7,600
1Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.          
NOTE: Amounts are averages for those who received the specified type of aid. Full-time/full-year students were enrolled full time for 9 or more months from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Months did not have to be contiguous, and students did not have to be enrolled for a full month in order to be considered enrolled for that month. "Full time" is usually defined as 12 or more credit hours. The total price of attendance for a postsecondary institution includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and transportation and personal expenses. “Total aid” includes all types of financial aid from any source except parents, friends, or relatives. Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) are also included in “total aid,” but are excluded from “total student loans.” “Total grants” includes grants, scholarships, or tuition waivers from federal, state, institutional, or private sources, including employers. “Total student loans” includes federal, state, institutional, and private (alternative) loans. Estimates presented include dependent and independent undergraduates. 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, 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08).
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