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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-I.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 (General Labor Market Preparation)

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
General Labor Market Preparation 44.2 22.3 18.1 9.5 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.7
Student gender
Male 42.5 21.7 18.2 10.3 3.7 1.8 1.2 0.2 0.4 0.7
Female 45.8 22.9 18.0 8.8 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.6
Student race/ethnicity1
White 44.2 22.3 18.0 9.6 3.2 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.7
Black 38.4 24.5 21.1 10.9 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.7
Hispanic 48.2 20.6 16.9 8.4 3.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 55.2 21.7 14.6 6.4 1.6 0.4 # # 0.1 0.4
American Indian 33.0 26.2 25.0 7.1 2.9 2.8 2.3 0.2 0.4 0.8
Student program
Academic 47.6 22.9 16.9 8.5 2.5 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6
Vocational 31.9 15.1 21.6 17.1 7.7 3.9 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1
Both 37.0 21.5 22.1 10.3 4.1 2.1 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.8
Neither 32.8 21.8 16.3 15.9 7.1 2.8 1.5 0.1 1.7 1.0
Community type
Urban 50.0 24.3 13.6 8.2 2.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5
Suburban 46.4 21.7 18.5 9.1 2.7 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.6
Rural 33.8 21.7 21.8 11.7 5.1 2.9 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.9
School type
Public 41.5 22.7 19.1 10.3 3.6 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.7
Nonpublic 73.4 18.1 7.3 0.9 0.1 # # # 0.2 0.2
Region of the country2
Northeast 50.6 17.7 14.4 7.9 3.1 2.6 2.9 0.2 0.5 0.7
South 43.7 21.0 19.9 9.6 3.8 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.7
Midwest 39.8 26.0 20.3 9.3 2.8 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6
West 44.8 24.0 15.5 11.0 3.0 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.6

# 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)

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