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Table: Why Not College?

February 08, 2005 1 min read

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A recent national survey of 18- to 25-year-olds asked a number of questions about education and job prospects, such as why young adults don;t attend college.

When people your age don’t go to college, which of these do you think is the most typical reason?
It is because:

General
%
African-American
%
Hispanic
%
Asian
%
White, Non-Hispanic
%
They can’t afford it 29 35 35 26 28
They don’t like school 28 16 20 33 31
They had no adult to guide them 17 20 18 15 16
They want to work and make money 24 28 26 23 24
Don’t know 2 2 1 4 2

A version of this article appeared in the February 09, 2005 edition of Education Week as Table: Why Not College?