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Table 1. Percentage of 2002 high school sophomores, by enrollment in postsecondary institutions and employment status at the time of the second follow-up in 2006, and selected student, family, and school characteristics: 2006

Enrolled in postsecondary institutions at time of second follow-up in 2006   Not enrolled in postsecondary institutions at time of second follow-up in 2006  
      Employment status          Employment status    
Characteristic Percent of 2002 sophomores   Percent employed   Percent not employed   Percent of 2002 sophomores   Percent employed   Percent not employed  
Total 55.1   72.7   27.3   44.9   72.5   27.5  
                         
Sex                        
Female 60.2   76.0   24.0   39.8   66.6   33.4  
Male 49.6   69.3   30.7   50.4   77.8   22.2  
                         
Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity1                         
White, non-Hispanic 61.2   73.8   26.2   38.8   77.7   22.3  
Black, non-Hispanic 43.9   73.1   26.9   56.1   65.0   35.0  
Hispanic 41.3   73.4   26.6   58.7   71.7   28.3  
Asian, non-Hispanic 75.1   60.8   39.2   24.9   61.9   38.1  
All other races, non-Hispanic 43.5   73.1   26.9   56.5   67.7   32.3  
                         
Family income in 2008                        
$0-20,000 35.0   74.8   25.2   65.0   67.3   32.7  
$20,001-50,000 46.3   76.8   23.2   53.7   73.3   26.7  
$50,001-100,000 63.5   75.0   25.0   36.5   74.5   25.5  
$100,001 or more 81.5   59.6   40.4   18.5   79.1   20.9  
                         
Parent's or guardian's education2                         
High school, GED, or less 37.2   77.9   22.1   62.8   72.1   27.9  
Associate's degree 49.2   78.6   21.4   50.8   73.6   26.4  
Bachelor's degree 68.5   71.1   28.9   31.5   75.1   24.9  
Graduate/professional degree 79.5   63.9   36.1   20.5   70.5   29.5  
                         
Home language3                         
English 56.2   73.6   26.4   43.8   73.5   26.5  
Non-English 48.9   68.9   31.1   51.1   71.7   28.3  
                         
Highest math course taken in high school4                        
No math 10.5   58.7   41.3 ! 89.5   62.2   37.8  
Basic math/pre-algebra 14.5   77.2   22.8   85.5   68.4   31.6  
Algebra I, geometry, or algebra II 41.4   78.3   21.7   58.6   73.7   26.3  
Trigonometry, statistics, pre-calculus 76.2   72.2   27.8   23.8   75.1   24.9  
Calculus 91.9   62.6   37.4   8.1   70.1   29.9  
                         
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Black, non-Hispanic includes African American. Hispanic includes Latino. All other races, non-Hispanic includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Two or more races.
2 Parent's or guardian's education is the highest level of education attained by either the student’s mother, father, or guardian; if data is available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent or guardian is used.
3 The first language the student learned to speak.
4 Sample members for whom no high school transcript was received are not included in the estimates.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT, except for highest math course taken in high school, which is weighted by F2QTSCWT. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, ""Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) Second Follow-up, 2006."


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