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Table B03SE. Standard errors for the number of 200304 beginning postsecondary students who were not enrolled after 6 years and the percentage distribution of their labor force status, by field of study when last enrolled, completion status, and highest credential attained: 2009
Field of study and highest credential attained Number
(in thousands)
  Labor force status   Of those employed,
percent in
job related
to major
 
In labor force   Not in
labor
force
Employed   Unemployed
                     
All fields of study                    
All levels                    
Completers 22.3   0.70   0.62   0.30   0.97  
Noncompleters 30.7   1.05   0.85   0.66   2.72  
Certificate                    
Completers 17.1   1.85   1.70   0.87   5.21  
Noncompleters 9.2   3.00   2.74   1.95   9.12  
Associate's degree                    
Completers 11.9   1.94   1.68   0.97   4.19  
Noncompleters 22.4   1.43   1.12   0.92   4.00  
Bachelor's degree                    
Completers 12.2   0.71   0.66   0.27   1.03  
Noncompleters 12.8   1.53   1.20   1.01   3.66  
                     
Career/technical fields of study                    
All levels                    
Completers 18.7   0.84   0.71   0.38   1.05  
Noncompleters 22.9   1.42   1.20   0.90   3.13  
Certificate                    
Completers 13.9   2.35   1.95   1.22   5.29  
Noncompleters 6.7   4.54   4.34   2.07   10.35  
Associate's degree                    
Completers 10.5   2.15   1.75   1.16   4.56  
Noncompleters 18.9   1.81   1.38   1.31   4.58  
Bachelor's degree                    
Completers 9.9   0.86   0.77   0.28   1.24  
Noncompleters 9.6   2.14   1.74   1.44   4.33  
                     
Academic fields of study                    
All levels                    
Completers 10.0   1.17   1.13   0.61   2.00  
Noncompleters 11.0   2.06   1.76   1.59   4.09  
Certificate                    
Completers 9.6   6.99   5.82   3.76    
Noncompleters 3.7   6.29   5.99   6.64    
Associate's degree                    
Completers 3.4   5.20   5.14     7.45  
Noncompleters 10.4   3.14   2.86   1.89   6.85  
Bachelor's degree                    
Completers 2.4   1.27   1.22   0.66   2.10  
Noncompleters 5.5   2.89   1.94   2.54   5.19  
† 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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