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Table 1. Plans of 2003–04 high school graduates for postsecondary enrollment immediately after high school

Population characteristics Percentage of 2003-04 high school graduates who:
Had no
plans to
enroll
Were uncertain
about their
enrollment plans
  Planned to attend
a less-than-two year program
Planned to attend
a two-year
program
Planned to attend
a four-year program
Total  1.6 5.5   7.4 21.6 62.9
             
Sex             
Female  0.6 4.0   5.2 22.9 66.3
Male  2.6 7.2   9.8 20.3 59.3
             
Race ethnicity             
White  1.7 5.5   7.1 19.9 64.9
Other racial/ethnic groups  1.3 5.6   8.1 24.6 59.3
Black  1.2 4.0   7.8 20.7 65.6
Hispanic  1.1 7.4   9.6 32.0 48.4
Asian/Pacific Islander  0.8 3.0   4.7 17.5 73.8
             
Family socio-economic status             
Lowest quartile  3.2 8.7   12.4 30.0 44.8
Second quartile  1.9 7.4   10.3 26.5 53.2
Third quartile  1.3 4.8   6.0 21.5 65.1
Top quartile  0.4 2.3   2.8 11.4 82.3
             
Type of high school             
Public  1.7 5.8   7.9 22.7 60.9
Catholic  0.3 2.1   2.3 10.4 84.9
Other private  0.4 2.1   2.7 10.2 84.4
             
Locale             
Urban  0.9 4.3   6.8 20.2 66.4
Suburban  1.8 5.8   7.5 21.9 62.1
Rural  2.2 6.7   8.4 23.3 59.1
Note: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other racial/ethnic groups includes persons of more than one race. High school type is for the last high school attended.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/06).


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