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Table 7. Percentage distribution of 2003-2004 high school seniors ever enrolled in a postsecondary institution, by enrollment intensity of first postsecondary institution attended and intended major upon beginning postsecondary study: 2006

  First institution enrollment intensity1
Intended major Full-time
or mainly
full-time
  Part-time
or mainly
part-time
  Mixed2  
Total 85.8   9.1   5.2  
             
STEM major, total 90.1   6.2   3.8  
Mathematics 91.9   3.8   4.3  
Biological/life sciences 95.3      
Engineering/technologies/technician 91.3   6.3   2.4 !
Computer and informationsciences 84.0   10.2   5.9  
             
Non-STEM major, total 85.7   8.9   5.4  
             
Undecided 76.5   17.5   6.0  
             
! 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 First postsecondary institution attended by the respondent (excluding summer school).
2 Equal mix of full-time and part-time, according to the student.
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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