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Table 8. Percentage distribution of 2003–2004 high school seniors enrolled in a postsecondary institution in 2006, by declaration of major and selected student and family characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Declared
major
  Declared
double major
  Major not
yet declared
  Not in a
degree program
   
Total 70.8   4.6   21.5   3.1    
                   
Sex                  
Female 72.1   5.3   19.2   3.4    
Male 68.9   3.9   24.4   2.8    
                   
Race/ethnicity1                  
White, non-Hispanic 71.5   5.2   20.1   3.1    
Black, non-Hispanic 73.9   2.7   20.1   3.3    
Hispanic 65.9   2.6   28.6   3.0    
Asian, non-Hispanic 67.7   5.5   24.4   2.4    
All other races, non-Hispanic 65.9   5.5   24.7   4.0 !  
                   
Family socio-economic status                  
Lowest quartile 69.0   2.2   24.5   4.3    
Second quartile 68.6   2.7   24.6   4.1    
Third quartile 71.8   4.3   20.6   3.3    
Highest quartile 71.6   7.0   19.3   2.0    
                   
Native language2                  
English 70.8   4.9   21.1   3.3    
Non-English 69.8   3.2   24.9   2.1    
                   
! 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 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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