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Table 6. Percentage distribution of 2003-2004 high school seniors ever enrolled in a postsecondary institution, by level of first postsecondary institution attended and intended major upon beginning postsecondary study: 2006

  First postsecondary institution level
Intended major 4-year or
more years
  At least 2-year,
but less than
4 years
  Less than
2-year
   
Total 59.9   37.3   2.8    
               
STEM major, total 73.7   24.7   1.6    
Mathematics 83.0   16.6      
Biological/life sciences 73.9   26.1   #    
Engineering/technologies/technicians 74.1   23.9   2.0 !  
Computer and informationsciences 59.7   37.2   3.0 !  
               
Non-STEM major, total 58.2   38.6   3.2    
               
Undecided 48.3   50.8      
               
# Rounds to zero
! 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).
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by F2QWT. 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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