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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 25.Percentage of high school graduates who earned various numbers of course credits and mean number of earned course credits, by subject field: 1998

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 # 0.7 9.0 33.9 40.8 12.8 2.4 0.3 3.5
Science 0.3 0.1 2.0 21.6 38.9 27.2 7.5 1.7 0.6 3.1
English 0.1 0.5 1.6 8.0 57.5 24.7 5.4 2.0 4.1
Social Studies 0.1 # 0.1 2.6 31.9 41.4 17.7 4.7 1.5 3.8
Fine Arts 21.2 8.2 21.5 19.4 10.2 8.2 4.9 2.4 3.9 1.9
Foreign Languages 17.9 2.4 12.0 33.1 20.2 11.2 1.9 0.6 0.7 2.0
Computer-Related Studies 34.3 23.8 22.7 14.2 3.5 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.7
Consumer & Homemaking Education 58.2 15.7 13.5 9.0 2.7 0.7 0.2 # # 0.5
General Labor Market Preparation 42.8 24.8 19.8 8.9 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.6
Specific Labor Market Preparation 14.2 9.1 14.3 18.1 13.4 10.3 7.3 5.0 8.4 2.6
General Skills 61.3 14.2 11.3 8.5 2.8 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5
Personal Health & Physical Education 1.0 3.3 14.7 33.2 26.9 14.2 4.6 1.3 0.8 2.3
Religion 90.8 0.7 1.2 1.9 1.9 3.4 0.2 # # 0.2
Military Science 96.5 0.3 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Special Education 94.2 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.5 0.3
All Courses Other Than Above 98.1 1.0 0.5 0.3 # 0.1 # # # #

† 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), 1998.


Last updated 2 December 2005 (HM)

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