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Table E-36-1.  Percentage distribution of undergraduate postsecondary students, by enrollment intensity, sex, and race/ethnicity: Academic years 2003–04 and 2007–08

Sex and race/ethnicity 2003-04   2007-08
Always full-time   Mixed full-time
and part-time
  Always part-time   Always full-time   Mixed full-time
and part-time
  Always part-time
Total1 48.8   16.1   35.1   47.7   16.9   35.4
Sex                      
Male 51.7   15.7   32.6   49.1   16.0   34.8
Female 46.7   16.4   36.9   46.6   17.6   35.8
                       
Race/ethnicity                      
White 50.5   15.7   33.8   49.1   16.5   34.4
Black 47.3   15.6   37.1   44.6   17.1   38.4
Hispanic 43.3   17.5   39.2   44.6   18.0   37.4
Asian 48.4   19.0   32.6   47.8   18.6   33.5
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 39.3   16.8   44.0   37.4   22.2   40.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 47.8   13.1   39.2   45.8   15.0   39.2
Two or more races 48.6   16.4   35.0   51.6   17.5   30.8
                       
Race/ethnicity by sex                      
Male                      
White 53.4   15.1   31.5   50.6   15.7   33.7
Black 50.8   14.8   34.4   45.8   15.5   38.7
Hispanic 44.9   17.4   37.7   45.3   16.4   38.3
Asian 50.6   19.2   30.3   49.8   18.3   32.0
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 39.8   21.3   38.9   34.2   26.2   39.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 52.4   11.1 ! 36.5   49.0   13.2   37.8
Two or more races 51.8   18.9   29.3   53.3   18.0   28.8
                       
Female                      
White 48.2   16.1   35.6   47.9   17.1   35.0
Black 45.3   16.1   38.6   43.9   18.0   38.2
Hispanic 42.1   17.6   40.2   44.2   19.0   36.7
Asian 46.4   18.9   34.7   46.2   19.0   34.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 38.9   13.0   48.1   40.0   19.0   41.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 45.0   14.2   40.8   43.2   16.5   40.3
Two or more races 46.3   14.6   39.1   50.5   17.3   32.2
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
1Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Undergraduates in this indicator are those enrolled in 4-year, 2-year, and less-than-2-year institutions in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Always full-time students refers to those who were enrolled full time during the entire enrollment duration, which could be less than the full academic year (e.g., just one term or semester). Always part-time students refers to students who were enrolled part time during the entire enrollment duration. Mixed full-time and part-time enrollment intensity indicates a change in enrollment status during the enrollment duration, regardless of whether they started as part-time students and subsequently changed to full-time students or vice versa. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data weighted by WTA000.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04 and 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04 and NPSAS:08).
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