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Table B01SE. Standard errors for the number and percentage distribution of 200304 beginning postsecondary students, by persistence and attainment status, initial degree or certificate program, and initial field of study: 2009
Initial degree or certificate program and field of study Number (in thousands)   Total attained or persisted     Highest credential attained   No credential, still enrolled (persisted)   No credential, not enrolled  
      Total, any credential   Certificate   Associate's degree   Bachelor's degree        
                                     
Total, all beginning students 34.8   0.65     0.68   0.38   0.37   0.56     0.55   0.65  
                                     
Subbaccalaureate students 23.8   0.95     0.82   0.65   0.60   0.51     0.88   0.95  
Career/technical field of study 26.0   1.20     1.03   0.79   0.78   0.71     0.96   1.20  
Certificate 13.4   1.85     1.96   1.98   0.46   0.31     1.14   1.85  
Associate's degree 24.9   1.43     1.21   0.63   0.97   0.88     1.22   1.43  
                                     
Academic field of study 21.2   3.30     2.97   3.01   1.79   1.80     2.90   3.30  
Certificate 3.0   7.82     9.18   8.27         7.27   7.82  
Associate's degree 21.2   3.48     3.15     1.93   1.93     3.08   3.48  
                                     
Undeclared field of study 20.3   1.69     1.64   1.60   1.09   0.68     1.49   1.69  
                                     
Baccalaureate students 13.9   0.81     1.02   0.17   0.32   1.09     0.59   0.81  
Career field of study 16.1   1.01     1.28   0.23   0.45   1.32     0.81   1.01  
Academic field of study 9.7   1.51     1.92   0.47   0.47   2.00     1.05   1.51  
Undeclared field of study 13.7   1.46     1.65   0.31   0.52   1.72     0.90   1.46  
                                     
Not in degree or certificate program 25.3   2.44     2.32   1.31   1.04   1.79     2.13   2.44  
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, Second Follow-up (BPS:04/09).

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