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Table SA19. Standard errors for 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
Total 0.77 0.77 0.52
Type of instructional provider      
Employer 0.69 0.59 0.58
Postsecondary institution 2.45 2.37 2.42
Business or industry 2.06 2.01 0.92
Government agency 2.20 2.06 1.17
Professional association or organization 2.32 2.36 1.92
Other 3.78 3.67 2.14
Topic of instruction      
Business 0.99 0.97 0.65
Computer science 1.72 1.66 1.52
Education 2.12 2.12 1.81
Health 1.75 1.75 1.27
Science 2.03 2.01 0.70
Social sciences and services 3.31 3.34 2.34
Vocational trades 2.73 2.40 1.94
Other 1.77 1.62 1.45
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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