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Table 4. Percentage distribution of 2003-2004 high school seniors enrolled in a postsecondary institution in 2006, by individual source of college information reported in 2004, and student and family characteristics: 2006

Characteristic High school staff1     Family and friends2     College specific sources3     General sources4     None of listed sources     More than one category  
Total 2.0     1.1     1.3     0.6     1.1     93.9  
                                   
Sex                                  
Female 1.5     0.7     0.9     0.6     0.5     95.7  
Male 2.5     1.5     1.8     0.7     1.8     91.8  
                                   
Race/ethnicity5                                  
White, non-Hispanic 1.6     0.9     1.3     0.5     1.1     94.7  
Black, non-Hispanic 1.7     1.6 !   0.8 !       1.0 !   94.5  
Hispanic 5.3 !   1.6 !   2.6 !   1.5 !   1.8 !   87.1  
Asian, non-Hispanic 1.8 !       0.7 !           95.2  
All other races, non-Hispanic     2.1 !               96.5  
                                   
Family socio-economic status                                  
Lowest quartile 4.4     1.6 !   0.9 !   0.9 !   1.2 !   91.0  
Second quartile 2.1     1.3 !   1.0 !       1.5 !   94.0  
Third quartile 1.3     0.7 !   1.4     0.8 !   1.7     94.1  
Highest quartile 1.4     1.0     1.6     0.7 !   0.4 !   94.9  
                                   
Native language6                                  
English 1.7     1.0     1.3     0.7     1.0     94.3  
Non-English 3.8     1.4 !   1.1         2.0 !   91.4  
                                   
! 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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