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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 29.Percentage of high school graduates who earned various numbers of course credits and mean number of earned course credits, by subject field: 1982

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 0.8 0.4 12.5 31.5 27.7 21.0 5.2 0.7 0.2 2.6
Science 2.2 1.1 22.4 37.7 20.2 11.8 3.5 0.9 0.2 2.2
English # 0.3 2.0 19.6 53.5 17.5 5.0 2.0 3.9
Social Studies # 0.1 0.9 15.2 39.7 30.9 10.0 2.2 1.0 3.2
Fine Arts 32.1 10.9 17.2 15.4 9.6 7.9 3.5 1.6 1.8 1.4
Foreign Languages 47.2 2.8 14.5 19.8 9.4 5.2 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.1
Computer-Related Studies 85.0 8.3 4.7 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 # 0.1 0.1
Consumer & Homemaking Education 51.7 14.6 14.9 11.3 4.6 2.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.7
General Labor Market Preparation 21.6 19.3 32.2 18.1 5.2 1.8 0.7 0.4 0.6 1.0
Specific Labor Market Preparation 15.7 6.6 13.2 16.7 13.7 10.7 7.7 5.9 9.9 2.7
General Skills 76.1 9.5 8.5 4.6 0.9 0.2 0.1 # # 0.2
Personal Health & Physical Education 2.9 3.7 13.4 32.8 25.3 13.8 5.8 1.5 0.8 2.3
Religion 89.9 1.3 1.5 2.9 1.7 2.4 0.2 # # 0.2
Military Science 97.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 # # #
Special Education 99.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 # # 0.1 0.1 #
All Courses Other Than Above 100.0 # # # # # # # # #

† 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 and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 2 December 2005 (HM)