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Table 2. Student postsecondary persistence from year 1 to year 2: High school seniors in 2004 who were surveyed in 2006, by postsecondary sector and student race/ethnicity

Characteristic   Persisted into year2   Were no longer enrolled in year 2  
Total    82.2   17.8  
           
Sector of postsecondary institution2          
Public, 4-year or above   90.0   10.0  
Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above   90.7   9.3  
Private for-profit, 4-year or above   70.0   30.0  
Public, 2-year   69.6   30.4  
Private not-for-profit, 2-year   73.1   26.9 !
Private for-profit, 2-year   42.9   57.1  
           
Race/ethnicity          
Amer. Indian/Alaska Native   74.0   26.0  
Asian   89.5   10.5  
Black or African-American   73.5   26.5  
Hispanic or Latino   73.5   26.5  
More than one race      
Native Hawaii/Pac. Islander,non-Hispanic   89.8   10.2  
White   83.6   16.4  
! 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.
1 Data 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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