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Table 2. Percentages of 2003–04 high school graduates who did not file 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:
Did not file a FAFSA application for academic year 2004-05 Did not file 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  43.1 23.9 12.8 10.3 0.8   19.2
               
Sex               
Female  38.3 22.6 12.8 9.1 0.7   15.7
Male  48.2 25.3 12.8 11.6 0.9   22.9
               
Race ethnicity               
White  44.3 26.1 14.4 11.1 0.7   18.1
Other racial/ethnic groups  40.9 19.7 9.8 8.9 0.9   21.2
Black  36.0 15.8 8.9 5.8 1.0   20.2
Hispanic  45.0 20.6 7.4 12.3 0.7   24.5
Asian/Pacific Islander  40.2 31.2 20.2 10.6 0.4 ! 8.9
               
Family socio-economic status               
Lowest quartile  46.8 13.8 5.1 7.6 1.1   33.0
Second quartile  44.6 18.5 5.9 11.5 1.0   26.1
Third quartile  39.9 24.9 12.0 12.0 0.8   15.0
Top quartile  42.1 35.1 25.1 9.7 0.3   7.0
               
Type of high school               
Public  43.2 22.7 11.5 10.5 0.8   20.5
Catholic  36.4 32.3 22.9 9.2   4.1
Other private  48.6 40.7 31.4 8.5 0.6 ! 8.0
               
Locale               
Urban  43.7 24.6 14.4 9.1 1.0   19.1
Suburban  43.0 24.5 13.2 10.9 0.4   18.5
Rural  42.4 21.4 9.2 10.8 1.3   21.0
! Interpret data with caution. (estimates are unstable).
‡ 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 of 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).


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