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Table 9. Percentage of 2002 high school sophomores neither enrolled in postsecondary institutions nor employed in 2006 and percentage distribution of their educational expectations in 2006, by selected student, family, and school characteristics: 2006

              Not enrolled in 2006
      Educational expectation in 2006
Characteristic Percent not enrolled in postsecondary institutions in 2006 Percent not employed   High school or less     Some college   Bachelor's degree     Graduate/
professional degree
    Don't know    
Total 44.9 27.5 19.7   31.0 26.8   10.6     11.9
                                   
Sex                                  
Female 39.8 33.4 21.5   32.4 24.2     10.6   11.3
Male 50.4 22.2 17.2   30.3 29.3     11.1   12.1
                                   
Race/ethnicity1                                  
White, non-Hispanic 38.8 22.3 20.2   30.8 26.0     10.6   12.4
Black, non-Hispanic 56.1 35.0 18.3   35.2 26.9     12.6   7.0
Hispanic 58.7 28.3 19.3   32.6 26.8     8.0   13.3
Asian, non-Hispanic 24.9 38.1   5.5 !   34.8 30.9     17.5   11.4
All other races, non-Hispanic 65.5 32.3   19.3   25.5   28.4     12.5   14.3
                                   
Family income in 2001                                  
$0-20,000 65.0 32.7 23.3   35.3 24.8     10.1   6.4
$20,001-50,000 53.7 26.7 20.4   31.7 24.4     9.0   14.6
$50,001-100,000 36.5 25.5 16.1   26.4 31.7     12.7   13.2
$100,001 or more 18.5 20.9 10.3 !   30.9   26.5     24.1     8.2    
                                   
Parental education2                                  
High school or less 62.8 27.9 25.1   32.8 22.0     7.6   12.5
Some college 53.7 26.4 16.1   33.0 28.5     11.1   11.3
Bachelor's degree 36.5 24.9 15.5   26.7 35.9     13.0   8.9    
Graduate/professional degree 18.5 29.5 15.7   27.5 24.6     21.2   10.9    
                                   
Native language3                                  
English 43.8 26.5 18.6   31.9 27.1     11.1   11.3
Non-English 51.1 28.3 21.3   31.5 25.1     9.7   12.4
                                   
High school sector                                  
Public 47.3 27.5 19.9   31.6 26.2     10.5   11.8
Catholic 15.5 20.1 4.4 !   21.5 33.0     21.0     20.2
Other Private 21.6 25.0   12.3 !   14.6   40.5     24.5     7.8
                                   
Highest math course taken in high school4                                  
No math 89.5 37.8   47.5     19.5   15.3 !   ‡      12.4    
Basic math/pre-algebra 85.5 31.6   28.1     28.4   20.6     6.2 !   16.6    
Algebra I, geometry, or algebra II 58.6 26.3   17.6     34.3   28.5     9.1     10.5    
Trigonometry, statistics, pre-calculus 23.8 24.9   8.0     30.4   35.4     16.4     9.8    
Calculus 8.1 29.9   ‡      8.4   37.6     39.2     9.4 !  
                                   
! 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 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 Parental education is the highest level of education attained by either the student’s mother or father (including guardians); or, if data are available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent (or guardian).
3 The first language the student learned to speak.
4 Sample members for whom no high school transcript was received are not included in the estimates.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT except for highest math course taken in high school, which is weighted by F2QTSCWT. 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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