Postsecondary Plans, by Race and Ethnicity
When asked about their college expectations and plans during their 11th-grade year, nearly 45 percent of students in the fall 2009 high school cohort were very sure they would pursue a bachelor’s degree. Asian students were the most likely to report they were very sure they would pursue a bachelor’s degree (54.0 percent), followed by White students (47.2 percent), Black or African American students (45.5 percent), students of more than one race (45.1 percent), Hispanic or Latino students (37.4 percent), and American Indian or Alaska Native students (35.9 percent).
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2020 Supplement
Chapter One: Pre-college Academic Experiences
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U.S. Department of Education, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009
Depicts level of certainty students in the fall 2009 high school cohort indicated they would pursue a bachelor’s degree when asked during 2011-12.
‡ Estimate suppressed. Reporting standards not met.
! Interpret with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30% but <50%.