Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Table 1. Percentages of 2003–04 high school graduates who filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year 2004–05, by postsecondary enrollment status and level: 2004–05

Population characteristics Percentage of 2003–04 high school graduates who:
Filed a FAFSA application for academic year 2004–05 Filed a FAFSA application for academic year 2004–05 and:
Enrolled in postsecondary education in 2004–05, who: Did not attend a post- secondary program in 2004–05
Enrolled first
in any post-
secondary program
Enrolled first in a four-year program Enrolled first in a two-year program Enrolled
first in a
less-than-two
year program
 
Total  56.9 51.3 35.1 15.4 0.7   5.7
               
Sex               
Female  61.7 56.5 37.7 17.8 1.0   5.2
Male  51.8 45.7 32.4 12.9 0.4   6.2
               
Race-ethnicity               
White  55.7 51.6 37.3 14.0 0.3   4.2
Other racial/ethnic groups  59.1 50.7 31.2 18.1 1.4   8.4
Black  64.0 53.8 33.6 18.5 1.7   10.2
Hispanic  55.1 46.8 24.0 20.8 2.0   8.2
Asian/Pacific Islander  59.8 55.3 40.8 14.3   4.5
               
Family socio-economic status               
Lowest quartile  53.2 43.3 21.7 20.2 1.4   10.0
Second quartile  55.4 48.8 29.1 18.5 1.1   6.7
Third quartile  60.1 55.2 38.7 16.0 0.5   5.0
Top quartile  57.9 55.7 46.9 8.7 0.1   2.3
               
Type of high school               
Public  56.8 50.8 34.0 16.1 0.7   6.0
Catholic  63.6 61.3 55.0 5.7 0.6   2.3
Other private  51.4 49.2 37.4 11.4   2.2
               
Locale               
Urban  56.3 50.5 36.4 13.4 0.7   5.9
Suburban  57.0 51.6 34.9 16.0 0.8   5.4
Rural  57.6 51.6 33.9 17.1 0.6   6.1
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases)
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other racial/ethnic groups include American Indians/Alaskan Natives and persons of more than one race. High school type is for the last high school attended. Subtotals for those who enrolled in postsecondary education in 2004–05 may include some who attended an unknown type of institution.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/06).


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.