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Table 306. -  Percentage distribution of 1980 high school sophomores, by highest level of education completed through 1992, by selected student characteristics: 1980 to 1992
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                          |All 1980|Less than|       |        |         |Bache- |        |Profes-|
 Student characteristics  | soph-  |  high   | High  |Certifi-|Associate| lor's |Master's|sional |Doctor's
                          | omores | school  |school |  cate  | degree  |degree | degree |degree | degree
__________________________|________|_________|_______|________|_________|_______|________|_______|_________
            1             |   2    |    3    |   4   |   5    |    6    |   7   |   8    |   9   |   10
__________________________|________|_________|_______|________|_________|_______|________|_______|_________
  Total ..................|  100.0 |     5.8 |  51.5 |   11.0 |     7.9 |  20.0 |    2.7 |   0.9 |     0.2
                          |________|_________|_______|________|_________|_______|________|_______|_________
           Sex            |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
Male......................|  100.0 |     6.5 |  53.5 |    9.7 |     6.7 |  19.5 |    2.6 |   1.3 |     0.2
Female.............. .....|  100.0 |     5.0 |  49.5 |   12.4 |     9.1 |  20.5 |    2.8 |   0.5 |     0.1
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
      Race/ethnicity      |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
White, non-Hispanic.......|  100.0 |     4.9 |  49.1 |   10.1 |     8.4 |  23.1 |    3.2 |   1.0 |     0.2
Black, non-Hispanic.......|  100.0 |     6.9 |  59.6 |   16.3 |     5.2 |  10.0 |    1.5 |   0.5 |     0.2
Hispanic..................|  100.0 |    11.9 |  59.6 |   11.2 |     7.3 |   9.0 |    0.6 |   0.3 |     ---
Asian/Pacific Islander....|  100.0 |     0.6 |  40.9 |    6.9 |     6.2 |  32.7 |    4.7 |   7.5 |     0.7
American Indian/Alaskan   |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
 Native...................|  100.0 |    17.8 |  58.2 |   11.8 |     5.0 |   6.7 |    0.5 |   --- |     ---
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
   Socioeconomic status   |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
          (1980)          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
Low quartile..............|  100.0 |     9.0 |  64.6 |   12.3 |     6.9 |   6.4 |    0.7 |   0.1 |     ---
Middle two quartiles......|  100.0 |     3.9 |  53.8 |   11.5 |     9.1 |  19.0 |    2.0 |   0.5 |     0.1
High quartile.............|  100.0 |     1.4 |  32.7 |    7.0 |     7.6 |  41.2 |    6.9 |   2.7 |     0.5
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
   Test score composite   |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
          (1982)          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
Low quartile..............|  100.0 |    15.6 |  64.0 |   13.0 |     4.1 |   3.0 |    0.2 |   --- |     0.1
Middle two quartiles......|  100.0 |     3.1 |  56.2 |   12.8 |    10.1 |  16.1 |    1.5 |   0.3 |     ---
High quartile.............|  100.0 |     0.1 |  26.5 |    4.8 |     7.2 |  49.2 |    8.7 |   3.0 |     0.6
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
  Parents' educational    |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
    attainment in 1980    |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
No high school diploma....|  100.0 |     6.5 |  59.8 |   12.8 |     8.6 |  10.8 |    1.2 |   0.3 |     0.1
High school graduate......|  100.0 |     5.2 |  59.1 |   12.4 |     6.0 |  16.6 |    0.3 |   0.4 |     ---
Vocational/technical......|  100.0 |     3.0 |  49.2 |   15.4 |    10.2 |  19.1 |    2.4 |   0.5 |     0.1
Some college..............|  100.0 |     2.1 |  43.7 |    8.4 |     8.4 |  32.0 |    4.3 |   1.0 |     0.2
Bachelor's degree.........|  100.0 |     1.4 |  32.6 |    4.9 |     8.1 |  42.4 |    6.9 |   3.1 |     0.5
Advanced degree...........|  100.0 |     3.5 |  23.9 |    8.6 |     4.9 |  44.1 |   10.0 |   4.3 |     0.7
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
High school diploma status|        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
Regular diploma in 1982...|  100.0 |     0.3 |  51.9 |   10.8 |     8.7 |  23.9 |    3.2 |   1.1 |     0.2
Returned for diploma......|  100.0 |     6.8 |  68.3 |   14.4 |     7.0 |   3.4 |    0.1 |   0.1 |     ---
Returned but no diploma...|  100.0 |    27.1 |  47.7 |   19.9 |     3.4 |   1.9 |    --- |   --- |     ---
Never returned............|  100.0 |    51.5 |  35.7 |    9.5 |     2.1 |   0.9 |    0.3 |   --- |     ---
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
Postsecondary expectations|        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
         in 1982          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
None..................... |  100.0 |    15.5 |  71.1 |    9.3 |     3.0 |   1.0 |    0.1 |   --- |     0.1
Vocational/technical......|  100.0 |     4.6 |  61.6 |   19.8 |    10.7 |   3.3 |    0.1 |   --- |     ---
Less-than-4-year degree...|  100.0 |     1.6 |  53.2 |   13.3 |    15.6 |  15.0 |    1.1 |   0.2 |     ---
Bachelor's degree.........|  100.0 |     0.9 |  35.3 |    6.8 |     6.3 |  44.9 |    5.0 |   0.8 |     0.1
Advanced degree...........|  100.0 |     0.8 |  28.9 |    5.2 |     5.7 |  45.1 |    9.0 |   4.4 |     0.8
                          |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
    Type of start in      |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
 postsecondary education  |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
Fall 1982 full-time       |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
  4-year..................|  100.0 |     --- |  21.2 |    3.5 |     4.6 |  57.8 |    9.0 |   3.4 |     0.5
Fall 1982 full-time       |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
  public 2-year...........|  100.0 |     0.3 |  36.5 |   11.9 |    24.4 |  24.6 |    2.1 |   0.2 |     ---
Fall 1982 part-time       |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
  4-year..................|  100.0 |     --- |  52.2 |    6.7 |    10.0 |  27.2 |    3.5 |   0.1 |     0.4
Fall 1982 part-time       |        |         |       |        |         |       |        |       |
  public 2-year...........|  100.0 |     1.6 |  59.5 |   13.4 |     9.4 |  14.4 |    0.9 |   0.8 |     ---
Fall 1982 other...........|  100.0 |     0.2 |  23.0 |   34.3 |    24.5 |  15.7 |    1.9 |   0.4 |     ---
Delayed 4-year............|  100.0 |     0.4 |  55.6 |    8.1 |     7.4 |  24.0 |    3.7 |   0.4 |     0.4
Delayed public 2-year.....|  100.0 |     1.7 |  63.0 |   16.9 |    12.0 |   6.2 |    0.2 |   --- |     ---
Delayed other.............|  100.0 |     1.9 |  31.4 |   48.4 |    14.4 |   3.8 |    0.1 |   0.1 |     ---
Other enrollment..........|  100.0 |     --- |   --- |   86.5 |     5.1 |   6.0 |    1.1 |   0.4 |     0.8
Never enrolled............|  100.0 |    16.1 |  83.9 |    --- |     --- |   --- |    --- |   --- |     ---
__________________________|________|_________|_______|________|_________|_______|________|_______|_________

---Data not applicable or not available.

NOTE.--Because of rounding, details may not add to 100.0 percent.

SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, High School and Beyond, Educational Attainment of High School Sophomores by 1992. (This table was prepared May 1995.)


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