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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-J.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 (Specific 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
Specific Labor Market Preparation 13.1 9.2 14.4 19.1 12.9 9.9 6.7 5.1 9.7 2.7
Student gender
Male 9.3 6.9 12.3 18.3 13.7 12.0 8.0 6.1 13.4 3.2
Female 16.5 11.2 16.3 19.8 12.3 8.0 5.4 4.1 6.3 2.2
Student race/ethnicity1
White 13.2 9.3 14.2 18.9 12.7 9.8 6.5 5.0 10.5 2.8
Black 10.7 8.5 14.0 19.3 14.1 11.4 7.6 5.3 9.1 2.7
Hispanic 12.4 7.3 16.0 20.0 14.2 9.9 6.9 6.1 7.2 2.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.6 13.6 17.3 20.3 10.5 7.5 5.7 2.6 3.9 1.9
American Indian 9.2 12.3 9.7 20.0 14.9 7.5 7.2 3.5 15.6 3.1
Student program
Academic 17.4 12.1 19.2 25.0 14.5 7.6 2.8 1.1 0.4 1.6
Vocational # # # # 4.4 11.1 13.8 15.8 54.8 6.8
Both # # # # 8.2 17.4 19.2 18.1 37.2 6.1
Neither 14.2 11.6 14.3 25.4 14.9 11.5 5.6 1.5 0.9 1.9
Community type
Urban 17.8 10.0 15.7 19.8 11.0 8.7 5.6 4.4 6.9 2.2
Suburban 14.0 11.3 15.4 19.4 12.9 9.1 5.7 3.9 8.2 2.5
Rural 6.5 4.1 11.0 17.8 14.9 12.7 9.6 8.0 15.5 3.6
School type
Public 12.1 7.6 14.0 18.9 13.4 10.6 7.2 5.5 10.6 2.9
Nonpublic 23.6 25.9 18.5 20.8 7.9 2.5 0.6 0.2 # 1.0
Region of the country2
Northeast 20.6 9.1 13.1 18.1 11.7 7.1 4.8 3.7 12.0 2.6
South 9.6 8.0 14.5 19.0 14.1 11.2 7.9 6.1 9.6 2.9
Midwest 10.5 9.0 14.4 18.8 12.1 10.7 7.1 5.5 11.7 3.0
West 15.9 11.4 15.3 20.3 13.0 9.1 5.5 4.0 5.5 2.2

# 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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