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Table 5. Percentage distribution of 2003–2004 high school seniors, by enrollment in a postsecondary institution in 2006 and selected student and family characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Enrolled in a
postsecondary
institution in 2006
  Not enrolled in a
postsecondary
institution in 2006
 
Total 61.1   38.9  
         
Sex        
Female 66.6   33.4  
Male 56.9   43.1  
         
Race/ethnicity1        
White, non-Hispanic 66.5   33.5  
Black, non-Hispanic 52.4   47.6  
Hispanic 49.5   50.5  
Asian, non-Hispanic 78.2   21.8  
All other races, non-Hispanic 52.5   47.5  
         
Family socio-economic status        
Lowest quartile 41.7   58.3  
Second quartile 52.2   47.8  
Third quartile 66.1   33.9  
Highest quartile 82.8   17.2  
         
Native language2        
English 62.7   37.3  
Non-English 56.4   43.6  
         
1 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..
2 The first language the student learned to speak.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other 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. 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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