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Table 3. Percentage of 2003-2004 high school seniors enrolled in a postsecondary institution in 2006, by sources of college information reported in 2004, and student and family characteristics: 2006

College preparation program High school staff1   Family and friends2   College specific sources3   General sources2   None of listed sources    
Total 87.5   81.9   85.4   61.4   1.1    
                       
Sex                      
Female 87.9   83.1   88.2   65.6   0.5    
Male 87.0   80.5   82.0   56.3   1.8    
                       
Race/ethnicity5                      
White, non-Hispanic 87.3   82.1   86.6   61.5   1.1    
Black, non-Hispanic 88.8   84.0   84.8   65.8   1.0 !  
Hispanic 86.6   76.5   77.7   53.4   1.8 !  
Asian, non-Hispanic 89.2   88.0   86.4   66.2      
All other races, non-Hispanic 87.6   80.4   86.6   64.9      
                       
Family socio-economic status                      
Lowest quartile 89.8   80.0   77.8   55.3   1.2 !  
Second quartile 87.5   79.7   83.7   59.2   1.5 !  
Third quartile 88.4   82.1   85.6   58.5   1.7    
Highest quartile 86.0   83.7   89.1   67.1   0.4 !  
                       
                       
Native language6                      
English 87.3   81.7   86.1   62.2   1.0    
Non-English 89.7   83.9   79.8   55.3   2.0 !  
                       
! 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).
‡ Reporting standards are not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 High school staff includes Guidance counselor, Teacher, and Coach.
2 Family and friends include Parent, Brother or sister, Other relative, and Friend.
3 College specific sources include College representatives and A college's publication or website.
4 General sources include College search guides, publications, or websites; School library; Public library; and College or university library.
5 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.
6 The first language the student learned to speak.
NOTE: Respondents could give more than one source. All estimates are weighted by F2F1WT. The flag variable G12COHRT was used to produce data that are based on 2003-2004 high school seniors interviewed in both 2004 and 2006.
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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