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Table 231. Number and percentage of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions, by level, disability status, and selected student characteristics: 200304
Selected student characteristic Undergraduate Graduate and first-professional1 
All students Students with disabilities2  Nondisabled students All students Students with disabilities2  Nondisabled students
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Number of students (in thousands) 19,054 (0.0) 2,156 (36.7) 16,897 (36.7) 2,826 (19.9) 189 (14.0) 2,637 (21.1)
                         
Sex (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Male 42.4 (0.39) 42.1 (0.84) 42.4 (0.39) 41.9 (1.23) 38.0 (3.50) 42.2 (1.29)
Female 57.6 (0.39) 57.9 (0.84) 57.6 (0.39) 58.1 (1.23) 62.0 (3.50) 57.8 (1.29)
                         
Race/ethnicity of student (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
White 63.1 (0.76) 65.1 (0.99) 62.9 (0.76) 68.3 (1.05) 67.0 (3.39) 68.4 (1.09)
Black 14.0 (0.62) 13.2 (0.78) 14.1 (0.62) 9.6 (0.68) 12.5 (2.99) 9.3 (0.69)
Hispanic 12.7 (0.43) 12.3 (0.62) 12.8 (0.44) 7.7 (0.73) 7.9 (1.85) 7.6 (0.74)
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.9 (0.22) 3.8 (0.37) 6.2 (0.23) 11.0 (0.53) 5.9 (1.36) 11.3 (0.56)
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.9 (0.11) 1.2 (0.22) 0.9 (0.10) 0.6 (0.11) 0.4 (0.24) 0.6 (0.11)
Other 3.3 (0.11) 4.4 (0.31) 3.2 (0.11) 2.9 (0.30) 6.3 (1.59) 2.7 (0.31)
                         
Age (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
15 to 23 56.8 (0.52) 45.8 (1.07) 58.2 (0.49) 11.2 (0.44) 8.5 (1.46) 11.4 (0.46)
24 to 29 17.3 (0.28) 15.5 (0.59) 17.5 (0.28) 39.6 (0.93) 33.9 (2.69) 40.0 (1.00)
30 or older 25.9 (0.42) 38.7 (1.06) 24.3 (0.39) 49.2 (1.03) 57.6 (2.72) 48.6 (1.08)
                         
Attendance status (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Full-time, full-year 38.6 (0.45) 33.5 (0.72) 39.2 (0.45) 32.7 (1.01) 28.9 (2.76) 32.9 (1.03)
Part-time or part-year 61.4 (0.45) 66.5 (0.72) 60.8 (0.45) 67.3 (1.01) 71.1 (2.76) 67.1 (1.03)
                         
Student housing status (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) (†) (†) (†)
On-campus 13.8 (0.36) 10.7 (0.46) 14.2 (0.38) (†) (†) (†)
Off-campus 55.2 (0.47) 61.5 (0.81) 54.4 (0.47) (†) (†) (†)
With parents or relatives 31.0 (0.41) 27.7 (0.73) 31.4 (0.40) (†) (†) (†)
                         
Dependency status (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Dependent 49.7 (0.56) 39.4 (0.95) 51.0 (0.55) (†) (†) (†)
Independent, unmarried 15.2 (0.25) 19.5 (0.72) 14.7 (0.25) 47.5 (1.01) 48.1 (3.03) 47.5 (1.03)
Independent, married 7.9 (0.18) 9.1 (0.50) 7.8 (0.17) 18.8 (0.81) 15.7 (2.45) 19.0 (0.82)
Independent with dependents 27.1 (0.42) 32.0 (0.78) 26.5 (0.42) 33.7 (1.11) 36.2 (3.64) 33.6 (1.11)
                         
Veteran status (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Veteran 3.4 (0.16) 6.2 (0.52) 3.0 (0.14) 3.8 (0.46) 2.7 (0.66) 3.9 (0.48)
Not veteran 96.6 (0.16) 93.8 (0.52) 97.0 (0.14) 96.2 (0.46) 97.3 (0.66) 96.1 (0.48)
                         
Field of study (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Business/management 15.6 (0.33) 14.6 (0.66) 15.7 (0.33) 16.1 (1.02) 12.7 (3.46) 16.4 (1.05)
Education 6.7 (0.23) 6.3 (0.42) 6.8 (0.23) 23.7 (1.53) 29.7 (3.09) 23.3 (1.64)
Engineering/computer science 4.7 (0.25) 3.8 (0.35) 4.8 (0.26) 8.1 (0.59) 4.3 (1.02) 8.4 (0.62)
Health 12.9 (0.37) 12.2 (0.59) 13.0 (0.37) 13.2 (0.87) 9.9 (1.76) 13.4 (0.90)
Humanities 10.3 (0.26) 10.8 (0.52) 10.3 (0.25) 7.3 (0.72) 6.3 (1.04) 7.4 (0.75)
Law (†) (†) (†) 5.5 (0.35) 5.6 (1.13) 5.5 (0.36)
Life/physical sciences 4.5 (0.12) 4.2 (0.29) 4.5 (0.12) 3.5 (0.23) 3.6 (0.92) 3.5 (0.23)
Social/behavioral sciences 7.0 (0.17) 7.3 (0.34) 7.0 (0.18) 5.5 (0.35) 7.8 (1.84) 5.3 (0.33)
Vocational/technical 2.4 (0.14) 2.9 (0.24) 2.3 (0.15) (†) (†) (†)
Undeclared 21.3 (0.51) 22.0 (0.79) 21.2 (0.52) 9.5 (1.02) 9.4 (1.71) 9.5 (1.06)
Other 14.6 (0.34) 15.9 (0.68) 14.4 (0.34) 7.6 (0.58) 10.6 (2.21) 7.4 (0.56)
— Not available.
†Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 First-professional includes chiropractic medicine, medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, law, and theology.
2 Students with disabilities are those who reported that they had one or more of the following conditions: a specific learning disability, a visual handicap, hard of hearing, deafness, a speech disability, an orthopedic handicap, or a health impairment.
NOTE: Data include Puerto Rico. Detail may not sum to totals because of survey item non-response and rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04). (This table was prepared August 2005.)

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