|Table A15. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who reported out-of-pocket expenses for course tuition, fees, books, or materials, by selected adult characteristics: 2004-05|
|Characteristic||Paid for any tuition, fees, books, or materials for at least one course||Paid for tuition and fees for at least one course||Paid for books and other materials for at least one course|
|Black or African American||28.5||26.4||17.0|
|All other races||33.3||31.3||14.4|
|Hispanic or Latino||25.4||22.0||13.2|
|Age as of 2004|
|65 years or older||50.3||46.2||22.7|
|Highest level of educational attainment|
|Less than a high school diploma or equivalent||32.6||22.7||14.0|
|High school diploma or equivalent||26.6||23.5||14.8|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||28.9||25.9||11.2|
|Graduate or professional degree||39.8||36.2||14.4|
|Employment status in past week|
|Unemployed and looking for work||49.9||41.3||30.8|
|Not in the labor force||46.8||41.7||23.6|
|Months employed in past 12 months2|
|Professional and managerial||29.7||27.3||11.6|
|Sales, service, and clerical||30.6||27.6||12.6|
|Trades and labor||25.7||22.3||9.7|
1 All other races includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native, those of more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude those of Hispanic origin.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: The estimates in this table were based on information that was collected on up to four work-related courses taken in the 12 months prior to the interview. If an adult took more than four courses, four were sampled for data collection.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.