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Table A19. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who paid for tuition, fees, books, or materials for at least one course with their own or family’s money, by type of instructional provider and topic of instruction: 2002–03
Type of instructional provider
and topic of instruction
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
  Total26.123.210.3
Type of instructional provider
Employer9.56.74.9
Postsecondary institution58.153.129.4
Business or industry32.229.67.7
Government agency16.714.65.0
Professional association or organization42.140.110.5
Other47.942.015.0
Topic of instruction
Business16.714.95.9
Computer science22.420.010.7
Education24.418.212.5
Health32.729.89.5
Science13.112.04.1
Social sciences and services37.534.313.0
Vocational trades24.219.89.0
Other24.620.611.6
NOTE: The estimates in this table were based on the responses given for up to four courses by each participant.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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