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Table 1. Student postsecondary persistence from year 1 to year 2: High school sophomores in 2002 who were surveyed in 2006, by postsecondary sector and student race/ethnicityStudent postsecondary persistence from year 1 to year 2: High school sophomores in 2002 who were surveyed in 2006, by postsecondary sector and student race/ethnicity

Characteristics Persisted into year 21    Were no longer enrolled in year 2  
Total  81.8   18.2  
         
Sector of postsecondary institution2         
Public, 4-year or above 90.2   9.8  
Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above  90.6   9.4  
Private for-profit, 4-year or above  69.1   30.9  
Public, 2-year  68.6   31.4  
Private not-for-profit, 2-year  74.7   25.3 !
Private for-profit, 2-year  43.6   56.4  
Race/ethnicity         
Amer. Indian/Alaska Native  73.3   26.7  
Asian  89.7   10.3  
Black or African-American 72.2   27.8  
Hispanic or Latino 73.3   26.7  
More than one race    
Native Hawaii/Pac. Islander,non-Hispanic 90.8   9.2  
White 83.3   16.7  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards are not met; the standard error represents more than 50 percent of the estimate.
1Data comes from the F2RTYPE variable, which describes respondent type by postsecondary level at time of the second follow-up (2006). Student cases included here were from the "Standard Enrollee" and the "Leaver" categories.
2 Less than 2-year schools not included in these analyses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “Second Follow-Up Data File, 2006.”


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