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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 13.Percentage of high school graduates who earned at least the minimum core course curriculum credits, by credit distribution and region of the country: 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.
Northeast 15.5 2.55 15.5 4.43 13.3 2.26 16.9 1.55 18.3 2.91 4.9 0.70
South 25.0 2.27 22.1 3.65 15.9 1.16 18.4 1.88 9.5 0.90 0.8 0.31
Midwest 13.5 2.33 12.9 2.05 10.5 1.76 8.1 1.40 7.6 1.02 1.0 0.23
West 11.6 2.16 6.8 0.63 9.1 2.01 8.4 1.11 6.4 0.81 1.0 0.30
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 1/2 Comp.
Northeast 20.4 3.63 17.7 5.15 14.3 2.16 18.8 1.77 20.5 2.90 5.6 0.72
South 29.8 2.42 26.8 3.81 21.2 1.93 24.8 1.91 14.9 1.43 1.3 0.30
Midwest 18.7 2.20 17.7 1.80 13.3 2.18 12.0 1.48 12.0 1.53 2.7 0.46
West 14.0 2.66 8.5 0.69 10.8 2.12 9.9 1.31 8.5 1.18 1.1 0.31
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci. + 2 F.L.
Northeast 50.4 2.56 47.1 5.88 49.5 3.00 38.7 2.75 35.0 2.82 20.8 1.49
South 59.5 2.36 57.4 3.30 42.0 1.71 37.1 2.28 19.7 1.42 7.5 0.89
Midwest 38.8 2.98 35.6 3.78 32.8 2.08 20.4 2.50 12.5 1.90 4.5 0.65
West 36.4 2.67 34.2 3.02 34.3 2.56 23.2 1.86 14.9 1.74 4.7 0.77
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 3 Math + 3 Sci.
Northeast 60.8 2.47 55.1 7.25 56.4 3.19 45.1 3.05 40.0 2.69 24.9 1.88
South 73.6 2.46 72.9 4.21 57.2 2.43 51.0 3.03 31.2 2.32 14.2 0.88
Midwest 49.7 3.45 45.5 3.91 41.8 2.80 27.3 2.58 19.5 2.77 9.4 1.07
West 41.6 2.84 43.3 4.13 40.8 2.72 27.5 2.17 20.2 1.75 6.9 0.76
4 Eng. + 3 S.S. + 2 Math + 2 Sci.
Northeast 77.5 2.84 74.1 6.81 77.2 3.55 65.5 4.47 62.0 2.68 46.7 2.61
South 89.3 2.53 86.4 2.78 85.0 2.15 83.2 2.63 65.2 2.22 36.7 1.28
Midwest 67.4 3.93 64.0 4.63 59.5 3.02 47.0 3.97 36.3 4.02 20.5 1.63
West 73.0 3.02 74.4 3.40 74.5 3.57 67.1 4.54 49.1 2.68 20.8 1.87

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. "Region of the country" refers to the Census-defined region. 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]). 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)

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