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Table E-39-2.  Percentage of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary undergraduates who reported various academic experiences, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2006

Sex and race/ethnicity Ever changed major   Ever received an incomplete   Ever repeated a course
for a higher grade
  Ever withdrew
after add/drop deadline
 
Total1 31.2   16.1   23.0   31.0  
Sex                
Male 30.4   17.3   25.0   33.2  
Female 31.7   15.2   21.5   29.4  
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White 32.5   14.2   20.1   30.7  
Black 28.6   19.1   29.6   28.9  
Hispanic 28.6   20.5   26.7   32.3  
Asian 28.1   14.8   29.8   32.6  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander   16.8 ! 23.7 ! 17.2 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 27.7   15.7 !   31.8  
Two or more races 29.2   23.7   23.4   37.9  
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male                
White 31.3   15.6   23.2   32.8  
Black 29.1   20.2   28.0   29.3  
Hispanic 28.0   22.0   29.0   36.2  
Asian 28.2   16.3   32.0   33.7  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native 38.1 !     41.6 !
Two or more races 24.4   24.0 ! 17.1   44.8  
                 
Female                
White 33.3   13.1   17.8   29.1  
Black 28.3   18.5   30.5   28.6  
Hispanic 29.0   19.6   25.2   29.9  
Asian 28.0   13.4   27.7   31.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native 23.0 ! 19.9 ! 9.2 ! 25.7  
Two or more races 32.0   23.4   27.8   33.0  
! 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: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Academic experiences of students are from their first 2 or 3 years as undergraduates. 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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