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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 2.Number and percentage distribution of high school graduates, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000

Characteristic2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 2,961,741 100.0 2,862,149 100.0 2,402,750 100.0 2,754,260 100.0 3,096,041 100.0 2,826,790 100.0
Student gender
Male 1,406,685 47.5 1,347,879 47.1 1,173,344 48.8 1,320,397 47.9 1,500,273 48.5 1,352,158 47.8
Female 1,550,201 52.3 1,476,232 51.6 1,225,418 51.0 1,431,375 52.0 1,588,940 51.3 1,474,632 52.2
Not reported 4,854 0.2 38,038 1.3 3,988 0.2 2,488 0.1 6,827 0.2
Student race/ethnicity1
White 2,043,439 69.0 1,977,314 69.1 1,715,506 71.4 1,970,338 71.5 2,164,910 69.9 2,110,879 74.7
Black 355,620 12.0 358,111 12.5 269,543 11.2 368,380 13.4 379,576 12.3 297,298 10.5
Hispanic 347,970 11.8 302,205 10.6 178,202 7.4 208,684 7.6 194,438 6.3 319,876 11.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 127,153 4.3 86,317 3.0 85,485 3.6 93,505 3.4 81,154 2.6 40,437 1.4
American Indian 21,132 0.7 12,790 0.5 17,646 0.7 13,891 0.5 24,495 0.8 30,118 1.1
Other 16,942 0.6 2,954 0.1 6,791 0.3 5,559 0.2 3,878 0.1 28,182 1.0
Not reported 49,485 1.7 122,457 4.3 129,576 5.4 93,903 3.4 247,590 8.0
Student program
Academic 2,106,146 71.1 2,031,663 71.0 1,656,509 68.9 1,767,431 64.2 1,734,769 56.0 1,203,523 42.6
Vocational 92,220 3.1 124,607 4.4 153,710 6.4 286,889 10.4 534,883 17.3 656,046 23.2
Both 611,500 20.7 552,614 19.3 459,134 19.1 446,218 16.2 426,001 13.8 255,872 9.1
Neither 151,875 5.1 153,265 5.4 133,397 5.6 253,722 9.2 400,388 12.9 711,349 25.2
Community type2
Urban 748,551 25.3 886,233 31.0 538,769 19.1
Suburban 1,473,914 49.8 1,091,852 38.2 1,407,458 49.8
Rural 739,277 25.0 884,064 30.9 880,563 31.2
Big city 420,340 17.5 386,670 14.0 460,513 14.9
Urban fringe 619,516 25.8 724,963 26.3 868,074 28.0
Medium city 351,691 14.6 326,028 11.8 455,492 14.7
Small place 1,011,204 42.1 1,316,598 47.8 1,311,963 42.4
School type
Public 2,709,486 91.5 2,611,148 91.2 2,211,353 92.0 2,502,151 90.9 2,798,161 90.4 2,521,055 89.2
Nonpublic 252,256 8.5 251,001 8.8 191,397 8.0 252,109 9.2 297,880 9.6 305,735 10.8
Region of the country3
Northeast 529,442 17.9 528,207 18.5 374,898 15.6 581,449 21.1 711,798 23.0 646,875 22.9
South 1,059,664 35.8 955,960 33.4 941,268 39.2 908,303 33.0 956,334 30.9 876,360 31.0
Midwest 764,643 25.8 741,057 25.9 668,128 27.8 727,294 26.4 863,928 27.9 825,896 29.2
West 607,992 20.5 636,925 22.3 418,456 17.4 537,213 19.5 563,980 18.2 477,659 16.9

— Not available. Data were not collected.

† Not applicable. The community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the definitions used in 1998 and 2000.

1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.

2 Although having similar names, the definitions for the 1982 high school graduates' community type subgroups are not compatible with the definitions for the 1998 and 2000 high school graduates' community type subgroups.

3 "Region of the country" refers to the Census-defined regions. For more information about Census-defined regions, see the U.S. Census Bureau online publication "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf [1.1M PDF]).

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000; High School and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 2 December 2005 (HM)

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