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328. Participation in Adult Education

[In thousands (189,543 represents 189,543,000), except percent. For the civilian noninstitutional population 17 years old and over not enrolled full-time in elementary or secondary school at the time of the survey. Adult education is considered any enrollment in any educational activity at any time in the prior 12 months, except full-time enrollment in a higher education credential program. Based on survey and subject to sampling error; source for details. Composition of regions: NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii]

 
Participants in Participants in Participants in
adult education adult education adult education
Reason for taking Reason for taking
course (percent) 1 course (percent) 1
Characteristic Number Per-
Adult taking cent Train Improve Complete
popu- adult ed. of Personal/ Advance for a basic degree or
lation courses total social on the job new job skills diploma
 
    Total, 1995 189,543 76,261 40 44 54 11 1 10
    Total, 1999 194,434 88,809 46 43 54 12 1 11
 
Age: 17 to 24 years old 25,276 13,029 52 34 32 20 2 23
  25 to 34 years old 34,880 19,431 56 38 56 16 1 11
  35 to 44 years old 45,258 23,047 51 41 62 13 1 9
  45 to 54 years old 37,153 18,972 51 44 65 6 1 7
  55 to 64 years old 24,309 9,003 37 49 56 7 1 9
  65 years old and over 27,559 5,328 19 76 22 1 4
Sex: Male 92,946 40,204 43 34 59 11 1 13
  Female 101,488 48,605 48 50 50 12 1 9
Race/ethnicity:
  White 2 143,679 65,547 46 45 56 11 1 10
  Black 2 22,129 10,803 49 42 52 15 2 13
  Hispanic 19,491 7,981 41 35 45 14 3 11
  Other races 2 9,135 4,478 49 35 49 14 3 19
Region:
  Northeast 39,760 17,018 43 42 56 13 1 9
  Midwest 46,693 21,961 47 45 53 11 1 12
  South 66,865 29,534 44 41 56 12 1 11
  West 41,116 20,296 49 44 52 10 1 10
 
Marital status:
  Never married 41,530 20,773 50 34 45 17 2 18
  Currently married 118,568 55,966 47 46 58 10 1 9
  Other 34,337 12,070 35 45 55 11 1 8
Children under 18 in household
  Yes 83,365 43,060 52 41 55 12 1 12
  No 111,070 45,749 41 44 53 11 1 10
Educational attainment:
  Up to 8th grade 11,078 1,527 14 41 39 3 1 21
  9th to 12th grade 21,375 5,578 26 35 28 15 3 21
  High school diploma or GED 53,488 19,693 37 39 52 12 1 7
  Vocational school after high school 6,319 2,629 42 44 57 11 2 5
  Some college 35,147 18,220 52 48 46 14 1 15
  Associate's degree 11,377 6,735 59 38 60 15 1 14
  Bachelor's or higher 55,651 34,426 62 45 63 9 1 8
Labor force status:
  Employed 132,227 70,849 54 37 63 12 1 11
  Unemployed 7,963 3,433 43 39 23 32 22
  Not in the labor force 54,244 14,527 27 72 17 7 1 10
Occupation: 3
  Professional 21,474 16,460 77 38 73 11 1 11
  Executive, administrative and
   managerial 26,128 14,692 56 38 72 8 9
  Technical and related support 6,940 4,363 63 33 73 16 2 13
  Sales workers 12,472 6,117 49 52 44 12 1 14
  Administrative support 4 19,162 9,655 50 37 61 14 1 7
  Service 15,570 7,823 50 34 55 14 1 11
  Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2,028 879 43 29 37 9 2 18
  Precision production, craft
   and repair 9,857 4,078 41 33 63 7 1 9
  Machine operators, assemblers 5 8,800 3,359 38 26 61 15 1 12
  Transportation and materials
   moving 4,732 1,740 37 33 45 22 2 19
  Handlers, equipment cleaners,
   helpers and laborers 3,207 811 25 28 34 10 5 21
  Nonclassifiable, undetermined 1,858 873 47 67 37 13 3
 
Household income: 6
  Under $10,000 22,899 10,551 54 46 32 16 1 17
  $10,001 to $15,000 15,699 6,596 42 41 43 19 2 14
  $15,001 to $20,000 15,965 6,195 39 41 54 12 3 12
  $20,001 to $25,000 17,467 8,657 50 34 56 14 1 9
  $25,001 to $30,000 14,205 8,027 57 34 63 15 1 10
  $30,001 to $40,000 21,452 12,939 60 39 68 11 9
  $40,001 to $50,000 14,229 8,736 61 36 74 9 12
  $50,001 to $75,000 15,845 9,935 63 40 75 10 1 10
  More than $75,000 11,606 6,836 59 33 72 5 7


- Represents or rounds to zero.
1 Reason for taking at least one course. Includes duplication. Excludes other reasons, not shown separately.
2 Non-Hispanic.
3 For currently employed.
4 Includes clerical.
5 Includes inspectors.
6 For those employed in the 12 months prior to the interview.

Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, 1995 and 1999 National Household Education Surveys.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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