Table 1: Characteristics of college students on the autism spectrum.

VariablePercentages (95% confidence interval)

Male85.2 (65.0, 94.7)
Race
 White83.3 (70.0, 91.5)
 Black8.8 (4.4, 16.6)
 Other race7.9 (2.4, 22.6)
Parent or guardian household income
 Up to $25,0007.7 (3.7, 15.3)
 $25,001–$50,00016.3 (7.9, 30.2)
 $50,001–$75,00038.7 (25.7, 53.5)
 More than $75,00037.3 (22.2, 55.3)
How well youth converses
 No ability/lot of trouble7.7 (4.0, 14.3)
 Little trouble66.2 (52.9, 77.3)
 No trouble26.2 (16.1, 39.5)
Had a STEM major40.8 (25.8, 57.9)
Dependent measures
 Disability identification  (youth considers self to have a  disability or special need)69.4 (57.6, 79.1)
Self-efficacy indicators
 (1) “You can handle most  things that come your way”
  Not at all like me4.3 (2.1, 8.5)
  A little like me54.8 (42.1, 66.9)
  Very much like me40.9 (29.8, 53.1)
 (2) “You know how to get  information you need”
  Not at all like me2.7 (1.2, 6.1)
  A little like me25.2 (14.9, 39.3)
  Very much like me72.1 (58.4, 82.7)
 (3) “You can get school staff  and other adults to listen to you”
  Not at all like me5.5 (2.8, 10.6)
  A little like me22.8 (14.4, 34.0)
  Very much like me71.7 (60.1, 81.0)

Source: National Longitudinal Transition Study 2.
Notes: number of multiply imputed data sets = 50. Weighted to population levels. Variances adjusted for sampling method.