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Table 17. Percentage of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by plans for their first year after high school and selected student and family characteristics: 2009

Characteristic Enroll in an Associate's degree program   Enroll in a Bachelor's degree program   Obtain a license or certificate in a career field   Attend a registered appren-ticeship program   Join the armed services   Get a job   Start a family   Travel   Do volunteer or missionary work   Not sure  
Total  16.4 49.5 12.8 2.9 8.4 42.6 6.8 12.0 8.4 12.8
                                         
Student's sex                                        
Male 15.0 44.7 12.1 2.7 13.0 43.0 7.5 10.1 5.9 13.2
Female 17.9 54.4 13.4 3.1 3.8 42.3 6.1 14.0 10.8 12.4
 
Student's race/ethnicity1
White, non-Hispanic 14.9 52.1 9.9 2.5 9.1 39.3 5.9 11.3 8.5 12.2
Black, non-Hispanic 16.6 47.5 18.6 2.3 6.8 46.4 7.7 11.0 7.0 10.6
Hispanic  19.4 42.9 13.9 2.8 7.6 47.3 7.8 12.3 7.8 15.2
Asian, non-Hispanic 14.4 63.0 14.0 5.3 4.3 38.9 3.6 12.6 10.6 17.3
All other races,
non-Hispanic
18.3 48.6 17.2 5.0 10.3 46.6 9.4 17.2 10.2 11.8
 
Parent's or guardian's
race/ethnicity1
White, non-Hispanic 14.8 55.2 10.6 2.6 8.7 39.8 6.5 12.1 9.3 11.6
Black, non-Hispanic 16.9 52.4 21.4 3.1 5.8 45.6 8.7 11.9 9.6 10.6
Hispanic  21.7 41.9 14.1 3.0 7.4 47.2 6.4 13.5 8.7 14.7
Asian, non-Hispanic 12.7 67.7 16.5 7.2 4.7 39.9 4.0 10.3 9.5 15.4
All other races,
non-Hispanic
13.7 49.6 12.6 4.3 7.9 42.7 6.5 14.7 7.9 16.0
 
Parent's marital status2
Married 15.6 55.7 12.4 3.0 7.5 41.0 6.2 12.4 9.5 12.0
Not married 18.4 43.8 14.5 3.0 8.9 45.0 8.0 12.1 8.0 13.6
 
Family income in 2008
$0 - $35,000 19.9 39.0 14.8 3.1 9.0 47.7 8.9 12.1 7.9 14.0
$35,001 - $75,000 18.0 51.0 13.5 2.7 8.6 43.9 6.8 12.9 9.5 11.9
$75,001 - $115,000 13.5 60.5 11.2 2.7 6.8 38.1 5.1 11.7 9.9 12.2
$115,001 or more 10.8 70.2 10.2 3.8 5.9 34.3 4.1 12.2 9.1 10.3
 
Parent's or guardian's education3
High school, GED, or  less 19.9 42.0 14.1 2.9 9.8 47.0 8.1 12.1 7.6 13.1
Associate's degree 17.0 47.8 15.1 2.3 7.6 44.4 8.1 11.9 8.8 13.4
Bachelor's degree 12.5 64.1 12.0 3.7 6.5 37.8 4.9 12.4 10.4 11.2
Graduate/professional degree 11.5 70.1 8.4 3.2 4.6 33.3 3.7 13.1 11.6 11.0
 
Home language4
English 15.3 54.2 12.6 2.9 8.5 41.4 7.1 12.1 9.3 11.5
Non-English 19.7   47.0   14.8   3.6   5.8   45.0   5.5   13.4   8.8   15.3
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. Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity is the race/ethnicity of the interviewed parent or guardian.
2 The marital status of the interviewed parent/guardian only. Not married includes divorced, separated, never married, or widowed.
3 Parent's or guardian's education is the highest level of education attained by either the studentís mother, father, or guardian; if data are available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent or guardian.
4 Home language asks whether there is a language other than English regularly spoken in the student's home. Responses of "yes" are coded as non-English.
NOTE: Respondents could have more than one plan for the first year after high school. Totals, student's sex, and student's race/ethnicity are weighted by W1STUDENT and other variables are weighted by W1PARENT. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to missing data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.


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