TABLE 9: 1980 High School Seniors Who Graduated from College by 1986, by Major Field of Study and by Race/Ethnicity and Sex

 

College Graduates, by Major Field of Study

 

 

Sex and Race/Ethnicity

Total (sample size)

SEM*

Other

Percentage of All 1986 College Graduates

Percentage of All 1980 High School Seniors

Males

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.0 (730)

30.8

69.2

100.0

100.0

White

100.0 (491)

31.1

68.9

91.2

79.9

Black

100.0 (114)

26.3

73.7

5. l

10.6

Hispanic

100.0 (125)

29.0

71.1

3.8

9.5

Females

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.0 (868)

16.5

83.6

100.0

100.0

White

100.0 (575)

15.7

84.3

88.5

78.8

Black

100.0 (161)

23.8

76.2

7.8

12.2

Hispanic

100.0 (132)

18.1

81.9

3.7

9.0

* Science, engineering, or mathematics.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "High School and Beyond" survey, 1986, in Henry A. Gordon, Who Majors in Science? College Graduates in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics from the High School Class of 1980 (NCES 90-658), Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990.



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