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Table E-ELS-1a.  Percentage distribution of immediate postsecondary enrollment status of on-time high school graduates, by sex, race, and other selected characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Total   Immediate postsecondary enrollment status
  Immediate enrollment No immediate enrollment
Total 100.0 (†)   100.0 (†) 100.0   (†)
                 
Immediate postsecondary enrollment status                
Immediate enrollment 69.7 (0.64)   100.0 (†) 0.0   (†)
No immediate enrollment 30.4 (0.64)   0.0 (†) 100.0   (†)
                 
Sex                
Male 48.2 (0.64)   45.5 (0.77) 54.3   (0.98)
Female 51.8 (0.64)   54.5 (0.77) 45.7   (0.98)
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White 63.0 (0.95)   66.6 (1.04) 54.6   (1.40)
Black 13.2 (0.61)   11.6 (0.60) 16.8   (0.98)
Hispanic 14.2 (0.70)   11.7 (0.73) 20.1   (1.12)
Asian 4.3 (0.27)   5.2 (0.35) 2.2   (0.25)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2 (0.04)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.9 (0.21)   0.6 (0.14) 1.4 ! (0.45)
Two or more races 4.3 (0.24)   4.1 (0.30) 4.8   (0.42)
                 
Family composition                
Two-parent/two-guardian household 77.3 (0.50)   79.7 (0.56) 71.6   (0.89)
Single-parent/single-guardian household 22.7 (0.50)   20.3 (0.56) 28.4   (0.89)
                 
Previously retained                
Never held back 76.3 (0.62)   81.5 (0.64) 64.4   (1.11)
Held back in 10th grade or earlier 23.7 (0.62)   18.5 (0.64) 35.6   (1.11)
                 
Sports participation                
Did not participate in sports 43.7 (0.72)   38.7 (0.81) 55.6   (1.22)
Participated in sports 56.3 (0.72)   61.3 (0.81) 44.4   (1.22)
                 
Extracurricular activities                
No extracurricular activities 46.3 (0.72)   40.9 (0.81) 58.8   (1.12)
One extracurricular activity 27.2 (0.59)   28.1 (0.68) 25.1   (0.95)
Two or more extracurricular activities 26.6 (0.62)   31.0 (0.74) 16.1   (0.74)
                 
Absences from school in first semester                
Absent 0 to 2 times 52.9 (0.70)   55.5 (0.81) 46.6   (1.18)
Absent 3 to 6 times 33.6 (0.63)   33.3 (0.78) 34.1   (1.08)
Absent 7 or more times 13.6 (0.41)   11.1 (0.48) 19.3   (0.96)
                 
Cut or skip school                
Never skipped class 73.0 (0.82)   76.8 (0.80) 64.2   (1.39)
Skipped class 1 to 6 times 22.9 (0.70)   20.3 (0.73) 29.0   (1.13)
Skipped class 7 or more times 4.1 (0.29)   2.9 (0.28) 6.8   (0.68)
                 
Parental engagement                
Never discuss coursework with parents 16.3 (0.62)   13.4 (0.66) 23.8   (1.12)
Sometimes discuss coursework with parents 52.8 (0.65)   52.1 (0.77) 54.5   (1.23)
Often discuss coursework with parents 30.9 (0.71)   34.5 (0.84) 21.6   (1.07)
                 
Hours working per week                
None 43.3 (0.76)   43.8 (0.88) 42.2   (1.36)
1 to 20 hours per week 42.8 (0.76)   44.4 (0.87) 38.9   (1.36)
21 to 30 hours per week 7.1 (0.34)   6.1 (0.38) 9.6   (0.66)
More than 30 hours per week 6.7 (0.33)   5.7 (0.36) 9.3   (0.69)
                 
Close friends dropping out                
No friends dropped out of high school 82.1 (0.64)   86.1 (0.73) 71.4   (1.30)
One or more friends dropped out of high school 17.9 (0.64)   13.9 (0.73) 28.6   (1.30)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: Estimates are based on the sample of students who had graduated from high school by August 2004 and who had a valid F2BYWT weight. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), "Second Follow-up, 2006."
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