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Table E-40-1.  Percentage of beginning postsecondary students attending 2- or 4-year institutions who reported participation in various academic activities sometimes or often during their first year, by recent high school graduate status, activity, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2003-04

Sex and race/ethnicity Recent high school graduates1   Other beginning postsecondary students2
Had informal contact with faculty   Talked with faculty about academic matters outside of class   Met with an advisor   Attended study groups     Had informal contact with faculty   Talked with faculty about academic matters outside of class   Met with an advisor   Attended study groups  
Total3 41.4   79.1   75.0   58.6     27.6   62.6   56.7   39.2  
Sex                                  
Male 41.8   77.2   72.1   54.7     30.3   63.5   57.4   41.3  
Female 41.0   80.7   77.4   61.8     25.6   62.0   56.1   37.6  
                                   
Race/ethnicity                                  
White 41.2   80.0   76.4   59.1     25.4   62.7   59.2   37.0  
Black 45.6   79.6   75.9   57.0     31.1   65.3   57.0   47.2  
Hispanic 36.1   73.4   66.1   52.2     29.2   57.3   46.7   38.0  
Asian 45.2   81.5   76.7   66.1     36.5   69.3   60.4   48.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 64.9   93.4   71.4   80.8            
American Indian/Alaska Native 52.1   86.9   70.0   49.4     20.1 ! 57.4   48.2 ! 31.6 !
Two or more races 38.9   76.0   71.5   61.8     28.9 ! 72.2   67.9   39.5  
                                   
Race/ethnicity by sex                                  
Male                                  
White 42.1   77.4   73.3   54.4     28.9   63.0   61.2   40.8  
Black 45.7   77.6   74.3   55.0     29.6   65.5   53.3   44.6  
Hispanic 35.3   72.8   62.7   49.2     35.6   60.7   44.7   40.8  
Asian 45.3   83.5   74.2   64.1     36.6   65.9   59.8   48.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                  
American Indian/Alaska Native                  
Two or more races 35.8   76.5   68.3   60.1     33.3 ! 77.9   75.3   34.5 !
                                   
Female                                  
White 40.5   82.2   79.1   63.1     22.8   62.4   57.8   34.3  
Black 45.5   81.1   77.1   58.4     31.9   65.2   59.2   48.7  
Hispanic 36.7   73.8   68.7   54.5     25.1   55.0   47.9   36.2  
Asian 45.0   79.5   79.3   68.1     36.3   72.5   60.9   48.6  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                  
American Indian/Alaska Native 54.5   93.0   72.2   52.3       72.6   52.1 ! 34.1 !
Two or more races 40.9   75.7   73.6   63.0     23.2 ! 64.8   58.1   46.1  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Recent high school graduates refers to students who graduated from high school in 2003 or 2004.
2 Estimates include students who graduated prior to 2003 as well as those who did not receive a high school degree or certificate and those who were homeschooled.
3 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Data in this indicator are for students who enrolled at 2- or 4-year institutions any time between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004. 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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