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Table 311.30. Number and percentage of graduate students taking night, weekend, or online classes, by selected characteristics: 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected characteristic Total taking any night, weekend, or online classes1 Percent of students taking night, weekend, or online classes
Night classes Weekend classes Online classes
Number of students (in thousands) Percent of students Any night classes Exclusively night classes Any weekend classes Exclusively weekend classes Any online classes Exclusively online classes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 2,309 62.7 (0.75) 33.6   (0.70) 9.4   (0.43) 11.8   (0.49) 2.0   (0.24) 36.0 (0.74) 20.1   (0.64)
Sex                                        
Male 849 58.0 (1.29) 33.4   (1.20) 9.6   (0.73) 10.9   (0.86) 1.6   (0.31) 31.5 (1.17) 17.8   (1.03)
Female 1,460 65.8 (0.94) 33.8   (0.85) 9.3   (0.52) 12.4   (0.68) 2.3   (0.34) 39.0 (0.97) 21.7   (0.84)
                                         
Race/ethnicity                                        
White 1,483 63.4 (0.92) 33.6   (0.82) 9.1   (0.56) 11.4   (0.61) 1.8   (0.26) 36.9 (0.98) 20.2   (0.92)
Black 319 73.6 (1.66) 33.7   (1.94) 10.8   (1.23) 10.8   (1.06) 2.2   (0.54) 48.8 (2.12) 33.0   (1.75)
Hispanic 221 68.6 (2.24) 38.8   (2.56) 14.3   (2.05) 14.2   (1.77) 3.8 ! (1.27) 34.6 (2.73) 19.3   (2.51)
  Asian 211 44.5 (1.92) 30.4   (1.99) 7.0   (1.16) 12.3   (1.61) 2.0 ! (0.70) 19.4 (1.67) 7.5   (1.28)
  Pacific Islander 14 70.8 (11.38) 29.9 ! (12.43)   (†) 18.9 ! (8.14)   (†) 44.2 (11.10) 20.3 ! (9.95)
  American Indian/Alaska Native 12 75.0 (10.31) 28.7 ! (10.01) 16.6 ! (7.55)   (†)   (†) 55.1 (12.39) 42.5 ! (15.09)
  Two or more races 48 63.5 (4.17) 36.6   (4.48) 5.4 ! (2.02) 15.8 ! (4.78)   (†) 40.4 (4.24) 20.9   (3.82)
                                         
Age                                        
15 through 23 196 46.8 (1.94) 36.3   (1.93) 8.4   (1.11) 8.1   (1.18) 0.7 ! (0.33) 19.5 (1.45) 4.5   (0.74)
24 through 29 852 57.4 (1.20) 33.4   (1.07) 8.7   (0.58) 10.6   (0.68) 1.6   (0.32) 30.8 (1.05) 15.8   (0.95)
30 or older 1,261 70.8 (0.95) 33.3   (1.09) 10.3   (0.65) 13.6   (0.82) 2.7   (0.40) 44.3 (1.21) 27.4   (1.07)
                                         
Attendance status                                        
  Exclusively full-time 910 53.1 (1.11) 27.5   (0.96) 6.0   (0.51) 8.9   (0.58) 1.3   (0.30) 31.7 (1.16) 18.4   (1.04)
  Exclusively part-time 1,013 72.6 (1.08) 39.0   (1.24) 13.5   (0.89) 14.4   (0.91) 2.8   (0.43) 41.0 (1.21) 22.7   (1.19)
  Mixed full-time and part-time 386 67.3 (1.75) 39.2   (1.60) 9.9   (1.19) 14.1   (1.28) 2.1   (0.41) 36.9 (1.98) 19.1   (1.69)
                                         
Had job during academic year2                                        
  Yes 1,837 73.7 (0.87) 37.8   (0.86) 11.4   (0.57) 13.6   (0.65) 2.7   (0.32) 43.7 (0.91) 26.3   (0.79)
  No 472 39.7 (1.22) 25.0   (1.11) 5.2   (0.50) 7.9   (0.73) 0.7 ! (0.24) 19.9 (1.12) 7.2   (0.82)
                                         
Dependency status                                        
Dependent (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) (†)   (†)
  Independent, no dependents, not married3 1,025 55.5 (1.03) 34.0   (0.98) 8.5   (0.52) 11.1   (0.64) 1.5   (0.31) 28.1 (0.88) 13.2   (0.74)
  Independent, no dependents, married 345 62.6 (1.89) 32.7   (1.68) 9.2   (1.21) 11.3   (1.37) 2.1 ! (0.67) 36.1 (1.75) 21.0   (1.63)
  Independent, with dependents, not married3 284 79.3 (1.71) 35.1   (2.57) 10.2   (1.55) 14.9   (1.68) 3.7   (1.02) 52.0 (2.49) 33.4   (2.48)
  Independent, with dependents, married 654 70.8 (1.52) 33.0   (1.42) 11.0   (0.96) 12.3   (1.13) 2.4   (0.49) 45.6 (1.60) 28.3   (1.55)
                                         
Control of institution                                        
Public 1,002 57.4 (0.95) 34.3   (0.97) 7.6   (0.51) 9.9   (0.63) 2.0   (0.29) 32.8 (0.93) 14.1   (0.72)
Private nonprofit 924 61.8 (1.14) 38.1   (1.17) 12.8   (0.84) 15.2   (0.88) 2.3   (0.42) 28.5 (1.16) 13.8   (1.08)
Private for-profit 382 86.7 (2.12) 16.1   (1.70) 5.0   (0.79) 8.0   (1.08) 1.1 ! (0.37) 74.1 (2.09) 65.3   (2.58)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Students who reported taking more than one type of class (e.g., night classes and online classes) are counted only once in the total.
2 Excludes work-study/assistantships.
3 Includes separated.
NOTE: Night classes start after 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday nights; weekend classes start after 6:00 p.m. on Friday or take place any time on Saturday or Sunday; and online classes are taught only online. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). (This table was prepared March 2014.)

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