V-09b: Age Distribution of Americans Who Took an Adult Education Course in the Humanities during the Previous Year, 2001 and 2005*

* Sample excluded persons who were enrolled in grade 12 or below. Classes in “Liberal Arts/General Education,” “English,” “Foreign Language,” and “Religion/Philosophy” were counted as humanities courses. Courses are those not taken as part of a formal degree or certificate program, although college credit may have been earned.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education and Life-Long Learning (2001) and Adult Education (2005) Surveys.

Since 1999, the National Center for Education Statistics has collected information on levels of participation in adult education as part of its National Household Education Surveys Program. Beginning in 2001, these data included the subject matter of courses in which students enrolled. Such courses were not taken as part of a degree or certificate program, though college credit may have been earned.

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