|Percentage of adults who participated in adult education, by sex and highest level of education: 2005|
|Characteristics||Number of adults (thousands)||Any formal adult education1||Standard Error|
|Less than a high school diploma/equivalent||15,391||22||2.9|
|High school diploma/equivalent||31,539||29||2.4|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||25,693||49||2.3|
|Graduate or professional education or degree||10,252||60||2.9|
|Less than a high school diploma/ equivalent||15,626||22||2.3|
|High school diploma/equivalent||32,795||36||2.0|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||32,852||53||2.1|
|Graduate or professional education or degree||10,214||73||2.7|
1 Any formal adult education includes the following activities: enrollment in ESL classes, basic skills/GED classes, part-time college degree programs, part-time vocational degree/diploma programs, apprenticeships, work-related courses, and personal interest courses.
NOTE: Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 2005.