Table 2-3
Community college attendance among recent recipients of S&E degrees, by sex, race/ethnicity, and citizenship status: 2008
 
Characteristic Number Percent
 
All graduates 1,138,400 46
     
Sex    
Female 570,500 49
Male 567,900 43
     
Race/ethnicity    
American Indian/Alaska Native 2,000 61
Hispanic 98,000 53
Black 73,400 51
White 713,900 45
Asian 192,800 43
Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander 6,800 66
Multiple race 51,500 45
     
Citizenship status    
U.S. citizen 1,029,500 48
Permanent visa 30,900 46
Temporary visa 78,000 17
     
Father's education    
Less than high school 68,800 55
High school diploma or equivalent 203,500 50
Some college, vocational, or trade school 219,900 54
Bachelor's 294,400 45
Master's 181,500 41
Professional degree 81,800 31
Doctorate 70,100 36
Not applicable 18,400 46
     
Mother's education    
Less than high school 77,500 58
High school diploma or equivalent 232,000 50
Some college, vocational, or trade school 268,000 51
Bachelor's 312,700 42
Master's 180,400 41
Professional degree 32,700 31
Doctorate 27,400 34
Not applicable 7,700 56
 

NOTES: Recent graduates are those who earned degrees between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2007. Data rounded to nearest 100.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2010) of National Survey of Recent College Graduates, 2008.

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