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Title:  Parent Expectations and Planning for College: Statistical Analysis Report
Description: This report uses data from the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) Parent and Family Involvement Survey (PFI) to examine the characteristics associated with the educational expectations parents had for their children and the postsecondary education planning practices families and schools engaged in. The results presented in this report are based on a sample of students in grades 6 through 12 who represented the 28,182,000 students in grades 6 through 12 in the United States in early 2003. The data revealed that roughly nine out of every 10 students (91 percent) in grades 6 through 12 had parents who expected them to continue their education beyond high school, with about two-thirds (65 percent) having had parents who expected them to finish college. Other findings presented in this report show that about one-third (32 percent) of students had parents who perceived that their child’s school did very well at providing information to help their child plan for postsecondary education. Finally, among students whose parents expected them to continue their education after high school, 82 percent had parents who reported that the family was planning on helping to pay for their child’s postsecondary education costs, and among those whose parents reported that the family was planning on helping to pay the costs, 66 percent had parents who reported that they had enough information about postsecondary education costs to begin planning.
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Cover Date: April 2008
Web Release: April 22, 2008
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2008079
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laura Lippman Lina Guzman Julie Dombrowski Keith Akemi Kinukawa Rebecca Shwalb Child Trends Peter Tice National Center for Education Statistics
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Household Education Survey (NHES)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Gail M. Mulligan.
 
 
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