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Table SP48. Standard error for the percentage distribution of credential-seeking undergraduates in career education, by family income, parents' highest level of education, credential goal, and career field of study: 2007–08
Credential goal and career field of study Number of career education students   Family income   Parents' highest level of education
  Total Lowest family income quartile   Second family income quartile   Third family income quartile   Highest family income quartile     Total Less than high school   High school diploma or equivalent   Some college, no bachelor's degree   Bachelor's degree or higher
                                         
All credential-seeking undergraduates in career education 81,400   0.22   0.24   0.22   0.26     0.16   0.21   0.21   0.22
                                         
Subbaccalaureate credential in career education 70,100   0.41   0.33   0.36   0.35     0.27   0.34   0.32   0.32
                                         
Agriculture and natural resources 5,600   3.94   3.93   3.69   3.61     2.13   3.92   4.12   3.49
Business and marketing 34,600   0.93   0.88   1.04   0.83     0.67   0.95   0.94   0.95
Communications and design 6,000   3.11   3.47   3.42   3.50     2.73   3.32   3.58   3.99
Computer and information sciences 11,600   2.04   1.59   1.61   1.51     1.13   2.01   1.73   1.96
Consumer services 29,900   1.50   1.52   1.41   1.09     1.03   1.44   1.39   1.50
Education 20,700   1.46   1.40   1.46   1.18     1.01   1.80   1.61   1.61
Engineering and architecture 24,100   1.61   1.68   1.62   1.27     1.02   1.66   1.64   1.52
Health sciences 67,700   0.65   0.64   0.65   0.58     0.50   0.74   0.72   0.62
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 31,000   1.82   1.57   1.69   1.86     1.29   1.61   1.97   1.64
Protective services 19,000   1.99   1.63   2.13   1.55     1.19   1.88   2.01   1.82
Public, legal, and social services 14,300   2.69   2.39   2.53   2.65     1.78   2.33   2.81   2.47
                                         
Certificate in career education 63,800   1.24   0.79   1.14   0.67     0.56   0.84   0.74   0.82
                                         
Agriculture and natural resources 1,700   5.95   9.74   8.37   9.85     3.08   9.28   12.41   9.92
Business and marketing 9,200   3.13   4.13   4.58   3.20     2.61   3.50   3.46   3.03
Communications and design                  
Computer and information sciences 5,300   6.28   5.02   3.48   5.24     3.16   6.65   3.25   7.00
Consumer services 28,700   2.32   1.48   1.70   1.57     1.19   1.94   1.56   1.76
Education 5,000   7.59   5.57   7.03   5.16     2.59   6.48   8.78   5.77
Engineering and architecture 12,600   4.24   3.41   3.67   2.93     3.22   4.94   3.92   3.55
Health sciences 38,400   1.61   1.19   1.14   0.79     0.81   1.36   0.97   1.16
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 25,500   2.67   2.02   2.71   2.83     2.10   2.87   2.52   2.67
Protective services 10,400   4.34   3.24   5.71   5.44     3.81   4.38   4.34   5.32
Public, legal, and social services 2,700   5.69   9.50   10.21   10.93     4.33   7.57   9.09   8.48
                                         
Associate's degree in career education 87,300   0.38   0.35   0.33   0.38     0.28   0.36   0.35   0.34
                                         
Agriculture and natural resources 5,800   4.06   4.21   4.17   3.61     2.42   4.20   4.36   3.86
Business and marketing 33,400   0.95   0.90   1.05   0.89     0.68   0.96   0.97   1.07
Communications and design 5,900   3.26   3.64   3.49   3.36     2.88   3.47   3.57   4.22
Computer and information sciences 11,300   2.26   1.67   1.73   1.63     1.21   2.28   1.95   2.21
Consumer services 18,200   1.87   2.43   1.92   1.80     1.57   2.22   2.36   2.33
Education 19,100   1.51   1.52   1.51   1.21     1.08   1.84   1.57   1.68
Engineering and architecture 20,000   1.74   1.96   1.78   1.36     1.06   1.69   1.77   1.66
Health sciences 55,200   0.81   0.71   0.91   0.78     0.58   0.88   0.84   0.76
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 15,300   2.54   2.17   2.46   2.30     1.41   1.96   2.43   2.50
Protective services 13,900   1.87   1.84   1.83   1.72     1.21   2.03   2.21   1.98
Public, legal, and social services 13,200   2.78   2.55   2.72   2.56     1.89   2.38   2.82   2.51
                                         
Bachelor's degree in career education 51,400   0.22   0.31   0.28   0.32     0.15   0.28   0.29   0.35
                                         
Agriculture and natural resources 6,800   2.26   2.80   2.27   2.37     0.40   1.87   2.17   2.35
Business and marketing 33,000   0.50   0.72   0.68   0.76     0.39   0.83   0.59   0.84
Communications and design 11,600   1.31   1.76   1.15   1.35     0.41   0.94   1.44   1.60
Computer and information sciences 15,400   1.62   1.38   1.91   1.83     0.62   1.88   1.90   2.14
Consumer services 10,700   1.54   1.73   1.66   1.50     0.47   1.23   1.87   1.79
Education 25,000   0.78   0.96   0.93   0.89     0.35   0.72   0.87   1.07
Engineering and architecture 19,700   0.77   0.89   0.99   1.20     0.32   0.77   1.11   1.30
Health sciences 22,700   0.91   0.84   0.87   1.05     0.45   0.92   1.12   0.96
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 5,000   3.67   2.89   5.05   6.48     2.02   4.43   3.14   5.85
Protective services 10,600   1.43   1.50   1.52   1.45     0.70   2.22   1.94   1.70
Public, legal, and social services 11,500   1.39   2.65   1.97   2.02     1.31   2.16   2.13   2.54
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08).
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