Report: Education and Work Plans of U.S. High School Students

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report analyzes the education and work plans of a cohort of high school students when they were in 11th grade. The findings show most students expected postsecondary education would be their primary activity, while about one-fifth expected their main activity to be work. A higher proportion of female students expected their main activity to be postsecondary education and students' expectations for postsecondary education increased as family socioeconomic status increased. Learn more.