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Table 6. Percentage distribution of academic year 2003–2004 high school graduates, by current educational expectation and select student characteristics: 2006

Characteristic Graduate from high school   Attend or complete a 1- or 2-year program   Attend a 4-year post-
secondary institution, but not finish
  Obtain a bachelor's degree Obtain a master's degree or equivalent   Obtain a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent   Don't know  
Total  4.5   14.1   2.3   33.1 26.1   12.5   7.4  
                           
Sex                           
Female  3.4   13.2   2.4   31.2 28.7   14.1   7.1  
Male  5.7   14.9   2.2   35.2 23.3   10.9   7.7  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                           
American Indian or Alaska Native  7.5 ! 15.7 ! 4.3 ! 41.7 9.7 ! 7.7 ! 13.4 !
Asian or Pacific Islander  1.4   8.2   2.6   30.5 30.8   20.4   6.0  
Black or African American  5.4   15.4   3.8   31.9 24.6   13.1   5.9  
Hispanic or Latino  4.8   16.5   2.7   34.7 21.7   10.3   9.2  
White  4.5   13.7   2.0   33.0 27.3   12.4   7.2  
Two or more races  4.0   14.0   1.0 ! 34.4 24.8   13.1   8.7  
                           
Family income                           
$0–20,000  7.7   19.5   3.2   33.7 19.2   8.3   8.4  
$20,001–50,000  6.3   17.9   3.0   34.1 20.1   9.9   8.7  
$50,001–100,000  2.9   11.9   1.8   33.3 29.9   13.4   6.7  
$100,001 or more  1.0 ! 4.9   1.0   29.9 37.8   20.8   4.6  
                           
Parental education2                           
High school or less  8.7   20.3   3.3   32.7 17.1   7.6   10.2  
Some college  4.8   17.6   2.4   35.2 23.2   8.2   8.5  
Bachelor's degree  2.1   8.9   2.1   35.9 31.1   14.5   5.3  
Graduate/professional degree  1.4   5.4   0.9   26.2 37.4   24.9   3.9  
                           
Native language3                           
English  4.6   14.0   2.3   33.2 26.5   12.2   7.2  
Non-English  4.1   14.6   2.4   32.6 23.1   14.7   8.4  
                           
High school sector                           
Public  4.8   14.8   2.4   33.2 25.3   11.9   7.6  
Catholic  0.5 ! 5.7   0.9   34.0 36.3   18.7   3.9  
Other private  1.6 ! 5.9   1.2 ! 30.2 33.1   21.8   6.1  
                           
Educational expectation in 10th grade                           
High school or less  32.4   24.6   1.7 ! 16.0 5.6   2.3 ! 17.3  
Some college  9.1   35.5   4.5   28.8 6.8   1.6   13.7  
Bachelor's degree  1.4   10.9   2.4   49.1 25.7   4.9   5.6  
Graduate/professional degree  0.8   3.8   1.2   22.6 40.9   27.8   3.0  
Don't know  10.6   23.3   2.7   30.4 11.4   3.9   17.7  
                           
Highest math course taken in high school                           
No math  26.2   20.5   5.8 ! 14.4 8.5 ! 4.1 ! 20.5 !
Basic math/pre-algebra  21.1   27.3   4.9   23.4 6.3   2.3 ! 14.8  
Algebra I, geometry, or algebra II  6.2   20.9   3.1   34.9 18.7   6.5   9.8  
Trigonometry, statistics, pre-calculus  1.8   8.8   1.5   35.9 32.5   14.7   4.9  
Calculus  0.2 ! 2.2   0.6 ! 24.0 39.3   30.1   3.6  
No transcript collected  3.8 ! 12.6   3.0   34.2 28.4   12.2   5.7  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
1 All race categories exclude Hispanic or Latino origin, unless specified. Asian or Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian.
2 Parental education is the highest level of education attained by the student’s mother and father (including guardians); or, if the student had only one parent, the educational attainment of that parent (or guardian).
3 The first language students learned to speak.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals 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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