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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-D.Percentage of high school graduates who earned various numbers of course credits and mean number of earned course credits, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: 2000 (Social Studies)

CharacteristicNumber 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
Social Studies 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.8 27.9 42.1 19.6 5.6 2.5 3.9
Student gender
Male 0.2 0.1 0.5 2.1 30.5 40.4 18.3 5.5 2.5 3.8
Female 0.1 # 0.2 1.5 25.6 43.6 20.9 5.6 2.5 3.9
Student race/ethnicity1
White 0.1 # 0.2 1.8 27.5 41.6 20.1 6.0 2.7 3.9
Black 0.1 0.1 0.5 2.0 27.7 45.5 17.4 4.7 2.0 3.8
Hispanic 0.2 # 0.5 2.0 28.6 43.6 19.4 3.8 1.9 3.8
Asian/Pacific Islander # 0.1 0.4 1.2 33.9 39.0 19.4 4.4 1.6 3.8
American Indian # # # 1.0 29.6 43.8 20.5 4.4 0.7 3.8
Student program
Academic # # # 0.9 23.7 43.3 22.2 6.6 3.2 4.0
Vocational 1.7 0.6 2.0 9.9 58.9 22.8 4.0 # # 2.9
Both # # 0.1 1.0 32.8 43.9 16.9 4.1 1.3 3.8
Neither 1.1 0.6 3.8 12.1 48.5 29.9 3.9 0.1 # 3.0
Community type
Urban 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.1 24.0 44.2 20.6 5.7 2.9 3.9
Suburban 0.1 # 0.3 1.5 29.8 40.3 19.3 6.0 2.7 3.9
Rural 0.2 0.1 0.4 2.1 28.1 43.7 19.4 4.5 1.7 3.8
School type
Public 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.6 28.4 41.9 19.4 5.5 2.6 3.9
Nonpublic # # 0.2 3.7 22.4 43.9 22.0 6.0 1.8 4.0
Region of the country2
Northeast 0.1 0.1 0.4 2.5 21.2 39.3 23.4 8.0 5.1 4.1
South 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.0 27.4 43.3 18.8 6.1 2.0 3.9
Midwest 0.2 # 0.3 1.7 27.6 41.6 21.3 5.4 1.9 3.8
West 0.1 # 0.3 1.1 35.1 43.1 15.6 2.8 1.9 3.7

# Rounds to zero.

1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.

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

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 21 May 2007 (MH)