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Table 13. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores ever enrolled in a postsecondary institution, by sector of first postsecondary institution, intended major, and self-efficacy on high school math tests and assignments: 2006

  Public 4-year   Private 4-year1   Less than 4-year2  
Self-efficacy on high school math
tests and assignments
STEM major     Non-STEM major
or undecided
  STEM major     Non-STEM major
or undecided
  STEM major   Non-STEM major
or undecided
 
Total 20.5     79.5   17.9     82.1   10.3   89.7  
                             
I'm confident that I can do an
excellent job on my math tests
                           
Almost never 7.9     92.1   8.4     91.6   6.7   93.3  
Sometimes 12.9     87.1   13.4     86.6   8.7   91.3  
Often 23.3     76.7   16.4     83.6   13.0   87.0  
Almost always 28.4     71.6   27.3     72.7   13.2   86.8  
                             
I'm confident I can do an excellent job
on my math assignments
                           
Almost never 8.5     91.5   6.1     93.9   4.5   95.5  
Sometimes 13.1     86.9   12.7     87.3   9.3   90.7  
Often 19.9     80.1   17.9     82.1   9.9   90.1  
Almost always 28.8     71.2   26.1     73.9   15.4   84.6  
                             
! 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).
1 Private includes both private for-profit and private not-for-profit postsecondary institutions.
2 Less than 4-year includes 2-year or less postsecondary institutions that are public, private for-profit, or private not-for-profit.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT. The flag variable G10COHRT was used to produce data that are based on 2002 high school sophomores interviewed in both 2002 and 2006. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
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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