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Table E-38-1.  Percentage of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students who left school by 2004 without completing a program and the reported reasons for leaving, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2004

Sex and race/ethnicity Percentage who left in 2004   Reasons for leaving without completing
  Academic problems   Scheduling problems   Not satisfied   Financial reasons   Family responsibilities   Personal reasons   Finished classes   Other reason  
Total1 16.0   13.0   8.0   16.7   30.8   21.0   53.4   3.6   24.0  
Sex                                    
Male 17.3   9.7   8.9   18.1   40.0   21.4   42.7   1.6 ! 29.9  
Female 15.1   15.9   7.2   15.6   22.8   20.8   62.6   5.3   19.0  
                                     
Race/ethnicity                                    
White 15.0   11.2   11.0   15.4   30.7   19.3   52.2   4.3   24.2  
Black 20.5   10.3   3.7 ! 19.8   28.7   24.7   46.0   2.8   31.2  
Hispanic 18.0   26.0   6.0   23.9   35.2   19.1   53.9   2.8   12.6  
Asian 10.4       5.0 ! 18.6 ! 28.9 ! 89.4     26.2  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 22.7 !                
American Indian/Alaska Native 15.6 !                
Two or more races 16.4     #     37.7   30.2   63.3   #   34.8  
                                     
Race/ethnicity by sex                                    
Male                                    
White 16.8   10.9   13.9   17.5   36.0   18.8   43.5   2.1 ! 32.0  
Black 21.7   7.0 !   24.6   33.1   35.6   28.2   #   39.1  
Hispanic 19.5   11.7 !   22.4   59.2   16.8   39.6   #   12.1  
Asian 8.9     #     38.0     87.1     25.7 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                  
American Indian/Alaska Native 17.2 !                
Two or more races 20.2   #   #     56.4   22.3 ! 60.4   #   34.4  
                                     
Female                                    
White 13.6   11.5   8.2   13.5   25.5   19.7   60.7   6.4   16.7  
Black 19.7   12.5   5.7 ! 16.5   25.7   17.3   58.1   4.7   25.9  
Hispanic 17.1   36.6   8.9   25.0   17.6   20.8   64.4   4.9   12.9  
Asian 11.8           33.4 ! 91.0     26.6 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                  
American Indian/Alaska Native 14.5 !                
Two or more races 13.5     #     16.2 ! 39.3 ! 66.6   #   35.4 !
# 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.
1Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Respondents were able to choose more than one reason for leaving school. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Data weighted by WTA000.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, First Follow-up (BPS:04/06).
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