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Table E-37-1.  Percentage distribution of persistence and attainment by June 2009 of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students by highest degree attained, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Persistence and attainment by June 2009
Total   No degree,
not enrolled
  No degree,
still enrolled
  Highest degree attained
      Total   Certificate   Associate's degree   Bachelor's degree  
Total1 100.0   35.6   15.0      49.3   9.4   9.3   30.6  
Sex                            
Male 100.0   37.1   16.4   46.4   7.3   9.1   30.0  
Female 100.0   34.5   14.0   51.5   11.0   9.5   31.1  
                             
Race/ethnicity                            
White 100.0   33.4   12.7   54.0   7.7   10.1   36.2  
Black 100.0   42.7   20.4   36.8   12.4   7.7   16.7  
Hispanic 100.0   42.2   17.0   40.8   15.6   8.3   16.8  
Asian 100.0   23.1   18.9   57.9   4.5   7.7   45.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 100.0   29.8 !   46.4 !     38.8 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0   42.5   19.5   38.0   12.8 ! 10.8 ! 14.4  
Two or more races 100.0   33.7   19.4   46.9   9.2   9.9   27.8  
                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                            
Male                            
White 100.0   35.3   14.1   50.6   6.1   9.5   35.0  
Black 100.0   44.5   20.2   35.3   9.4   9.3   16.6  
Hispanic 100.0   43.7   18.8   37.5   13.0   8.1   16.3  
Asian 100.0   24.2   27.5   48.3   3.3 ! 6.3   38.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 100.0              
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0   31.6 !   46.3   18.0 !   20.2 !
Two or more races 100.0   40.7   18.5   40.7     10.1 ! 26.5  
                             
Female                            
White 100.0   31.9   11.5   56.6   9.0   10.5   37.1  
Black 100.0   41.7   20.5   37.7   14.1   6.8   16.8  
Hispanic 100.0   41.1   15.9   43.0   17.3   8.5   17.1  
Asian 100.0   22.1   10.1   67.9   5.7   9.3   52.9  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 100.0              
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0   49.5   17.9 ! 32.7   9.4 !   10.7 !
Two or more races 100.0   28.9   20.0   51.1   12.6   9.8   28.7  
! 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.
1Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Estimates include students enrolled in Title IV eligible postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data weighted by WTA000. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003-04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, Second Follow-up (BPS:04/06/09).
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