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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 24.Percentage of high school graduates who earned various numbers of course credits and mean number of earned course credits, by subject field: 2000

Subject fieldNumber of credits earned Mean course credits earned
0 0.01–0.5 0.51–1 1.01–2 2.01–3 3.01–4 4.01–5 5.01–6 More than 6
Mathematics 0.1 0.1 0.6 7.2 30.9 40.8 15.6 3.7 1.1 3.7
Science 0.4 0.2 2.1 20.1 38.3 27.3 7.9 2.5 1.3 3.2
English 0.1 0.4 1.4 7.2 52.9 27.7 7.0 3.2 4.3
Social Studies 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.8 27.9 42.1 19.6 5.6 2.5 3.9
Fine Arts 16.9 8.5 22.9 20.0 11.4 8.2 4.8 2.7 4.6 2.0
Foreign Languages 16.0 2.2 10.3 35.6 20.2 11.1 2.8 0.9 0.9 2.1
Computer-Related Studies 33.4 20.9 24.5 14.9 3.9 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.8
Consumer & Homemaking Education 60.7 14.2 12.5 8.8 2.7 0.8 0.2 # # 0.5
General Labor Market Preparation 44.2 22.3 18.1 9.5 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.7
Specific Labor Market Preparation 13.1 9.2 14.4 19.1 12.9 9.9 6.7 5.1 9.7 2.7
General Skills 59.4 14.5 13.1 8.1 2.9 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5
Personal Health & Physical Education 1.9 4.9 16.4 33.2 25.8 11.0 4.5 1.5 0.8 2.2
Religion 90.9 1.2 0.7 1.7 0.6 4.6 0.2 # # 0.3
Military Science 95.3 1.0 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.1 # 0.1 0.1
Special Education 85.9 3.8 3.8 2.6 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.4 1.4 0.4
All Courses Other Than Above 92.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.2

† Not applicable. The inclusion/exclusion criteria used to produce the tabulations require high school graduates to have a positive number of English credits.

# Rounds to zero.

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), 2000.


Last updated 2 December 2005 (HM)

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