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Table 2. Percentage distribution of postsecondary degree attainment of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators compared to Non-Concentrators among 2003-04 public high school graduates, by institution level (2012)Percentage distribution of postsecondary degree attainment of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators compared to Non-Concentrators among 2003-04 public high school graduates, by institution level (2012)

    Postsecondary institution level
Characteristic   4 year institution 2 year institution Less than 2 year institution  
Total   73.92 23.97 2.11  
           
CTE Concentrator1   63.86 33.11 3.03 !
Non-CTE Concentrator   75.69 22.36 1.95  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
1 A "CTE concentrator" is defined as a high school student who earned three or more credits in CTE courses in one specific topic area while in high school, as indicated on the student's high school transcript.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Third Follow-up Restricted-use File.


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