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Table 3. 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 degree or credential type (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 degree or credential type (2012)

    Postsecondary degree or credential type  
Characteristics   Undergraduate certificate Associate's degree  Bachelor's degree Professional degree or certificate1  
Total     17.0 51.1 14.4  
             
CTE Concentrator2      21.3 43.0 10.7  
Non-CTE Concentrator     16.3 52.5 15.0  
1 Professional degree or certificate includes the categories Master's degree, Post-master's certificate, and Doctoral degree from variable F3A13B. For more information, see the sample member questionnaire, available on the ELS website: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/els2002/questionnaires.asp
2 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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