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Table 5. Percentage distribution of 2003-2004 high school seniors, by postsecondary enrollment status in 2006, and student and family characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Enrolled in 2006 1   Not enrolled in 20062   Never enrolled3  
Total 61.1   15.1   23.9  
             
Sex            
Female 66.6   14.6   18.8  
Male 56.9   15.8   27.3  
             
Race/ethnicity4            
White, non-Hispanic 66.5   14.1   19.4  
Black, non-Hispanic 52.4   18.9   28.7  
Hispanic 49.5   17.5   33.0  
Asian, non-Hispanic 78.2   9.3   12.5  
All other races, non-Hispanic 52.5   17.5   30.0  
             
Family socio-economic status            
Lowest quartile 41.7   17.9   40.3  
Second quartile 52.2   18.0   29.8  
Third quartile 66.1   16.1   17.8  
Highest quartile 82.8   9.6   7.6  
             
             
Native language5            
English 62.7   15.0   22.3  
Non-English 56.4   16.2   27.4  
             
1 Enrolled in 2006 includes all respondents who were enrolled in postsecondary education at the time of the 2006 survey regardless of when they first enrolled.
2 Not enrolled in 2006 includes respondents who indicated an "immediate" postsecondary enrollment but were no longer enrolled at the time of the second follow-up in 2006; or who indicated a delayed postsecondary enrollment but were no longer enrolled at the time of the second follow-up in 2006.
3 Never enrolled includes respondents who had not been enrolled in postsecondary institutions at any time since leaving high school, or were still enrolled in high school at the time of the second follow-up in 2006.
4 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.
5 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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