Most students expect their primary activity for the year after high school to be postsecondary education. A higher proportion of female than male students expect their main activity to be postsecondary education, whereas a higher proportion of males than females expect their main activity to be work.
|Figure 1. Percentage distribution of fall 2009 public school ninth-graders as of 2012 according to their primary plan for fall 2013, by sex: 2012|
NOTE: Standard errors for estimates can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/tables/h159.asp. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), First Follow-up Restricted-Use Data File. This figure was first published in the NCES Data Point The Education and Work Plans of Public High School Students.