2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 12.Percentage of high school graduates who earned at least the minimum core course curriculum credits, by credit distribution and school type: Selected years, 1982–2000

Minimum core curriculum credits2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e.
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp. + 2 F.L.
Public 16.9 1.27 13.8 1.41 12.0 0.90 12.7 1.03 9.8 0.64 1.7 0.21
Nonpublic 25.3 5.99 29.2 10.18 22.3 4.26 20.1 2.00 16.9 4.57 2.8 0.71
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp.
Public 21.5 1.45 17.4 1.62 15.2 1.16 16.6 1.13 13.4 0.75 2.6 0.25
Nonpublic 27.3 6.18 32.2 9.85 26.7 4.94 23.1 2.22 22.0 5.75 3.2 0.82
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 2 F.L.
Public 45.7 1.66 42.4 1.80 37.9 1.08 28.4 1.35 18.8 0.98 7.9 0.49
Nonpublic 69.9 4.05 68.4 8.53 55.1 4.48 49.7 3.54 34.9 4.67 19.6 1.76
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci.
Public 57.2 1.71 54.3 2.36 48.9 1.45 37.1 1.65 26.5 1.16 12.8 0.61
Nonpublic 73.4 4.05 73.1 8.08 62.0 4.39 56.4 3.41 42.1 5.31 24.3 2.09
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 2 Math + 2 Sci.
Public 77.7 1.63 74.5 2.22 74.4 1.51 65.5 2.20 52.0 1.70 29.6 1.13
Nonpublic 84.1 4.81 87.5 5.10 79.7 4.78 79.4 2.96 67.7 5.45 48.0 3.29

NOTE: Subject field abbreviations used in this table include Eng. = English, S.S. = Social Studies, Math = Mathematics, Sci. = Science, Comp. = Computer Science, and F.L. = Foreign Languages. Estimates in this table may differ somewhat from other NCES reports for reasons such as differences in inclusion/exclusion criteria for student records or changes in the taxonomy used to summarize the courses.

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)