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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-E.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 (Fine Arts)

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
Fine Arts 16.9 8.5 22.9 20.0 11.4 8.2 4.8 2.7 4.6 2.0
Student gender
Male 21.7 9.7 24.7 18.2 9.8 6.5 3.5 2.2 3.9 1.7
Female 12.7 7.3 21.1 21.7 12.9 9.8 6.0 3.2 5.3 2.3
Student race/ethnicity1
White 17.5 9.0 20.8 19.1 11.4 9.0 5.3 2.8 5.2 2.1
Black 16.9 7.4 27.2 20.7 9.9 6.5 4.0 2.6 4.9 2.0
Hispanic 15.7 6.9 27.6 23.7 11.6 6.7 3.4 2.2 2.3 1.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 14.6 9.2 24.8 24.9 12.0 6.2 3.8 2.4 2.1 1.8
American Indian 16.2 9.3 19.4 18.6 18.2 7.7 4.5 3.1 3.0 2.0
Student program
Academic 13.1 8.1 21.5 20.6 12.5 9.5 5.8 3.2 5.8 2.3
Vocational 23.7 11.6 26.4 22.4 8.5 3.7 1.7 0.7 1.3 1.3
Both 29.5 8.7 28.1 17.3 7.7 4.6 2.0 1.2 0.9 1.3
Neither 15.9 10.0 18.0 21.9 12.9 7.8 4.5 3.3 5.6 2.1
Community type
Urban 13.7 7.8 22.4 23.5 11.0 8.2 5.3 2.5 5.6 2.1
Suburban 18.1 9.3 23.1 18.2 11.4 8.0 4.8 2.7 4.6 2.0
Rural 17.9 7.5 22.9 20.2 11.7 8.7 4.4 2.9 3.7 2.0
School type
Public 17.6 8.1 23.0 19.7 10.9 8.4 4.8 2.8 4.9 2.0
Nonpublic 10.2 12.4 21.7 24.2 16.7 6.7 4.5 1.8 1.7 1.8
Region of the country2
Northeast 20.7 11.3 20.7 19.2 11.0 7.9 4.4 2.3 2.6 1.7
South 18.0 6.3 27.0 18.0 10.6 8.0 4.9 2.8 4.5 2.0
Midwest 12.7 8.7 18.2 22.1 13.0 9.6 5.6 3.2 6.9 2.4
West 17.1 9.6 23.4 21.8 11.0 7.3 4.0 2.1 3.7 1.8

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)

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