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Table P177. Percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate occupational education students across selected institution types, by selected student characteristics: 2015–16
Student characteristic Public
All subbaccalaureate occupational education students 63.3   15.7   21.0  
Male 68.8   11.4   19.8  
Female 59.3   18.9   21.8  
Age (as of 12/31/15)            
than 25
65.6   13.0   21.4  
25–34 59.8   19.0   21.2  
35 or older 62.6   17.8   19.6  
White 65.3   13.4   21.2  
Black 54.4   25.2   20.4  
Hispanic 63.7   15.7   20.7  
Asian 69.9   8.1   21.9  
Other 66.8   12.7   20.6  
Family income3            
25 percent
60.6   19.1   20.3  
50 percent
62.6   16.5   21.0  
25 percent
69.0   9.2   21.8  
Parents’ highest level of education4            
High school or less 63.9   17.3   18.8  
Some college, no
bachelor’s degree
63.2   15.7   21.2  
Bachelor’s or
higher degree
62.9   14.2   22.9  
1Includes students who attended a public less-than-2-year institution, public 4-year institution, private nonprofit institution, or more than one institution.
2Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Other includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and persons of Two or more races. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
3Family income is the 2014 income of parents of dependent students, or the 2014 income of independent students and (if married) their spouse.
4Excludes 0.6 percent of subbaccalaureate occupational education students who did not know their parents’ highest level of education.
NOTE: Occupational education consists of agriculture and natural resources; business and marketing; communication and communications technologies; computer and information sciences; consumer services (personal and culinary services; family, consumer, and human sciences; and parks, recreation, and fitness studies); education; engineering, architecture, and science technologies; health sciences; manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation; protective services; and public, legal, and social services (legal professions and studies; library science; theology and religious vocations; and public administration and social services). Data include students enrolled in Title IV eligible postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The estimated number of subbaccalaureate occupational students is approximately 6,705,000. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16).