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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-K.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 Skills)

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 Skills 59.4 14.5 13.1 8.1 2.9 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5
Student gender
Male 62.1 14.6 12.0 6.8 2.5 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.5
Female 56.8 14.4 14.0 9.3 3.4 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.5
Student race/ethnicity1
White 61.7 14.1 12.1 7.3 2.6 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.5
Black 57.0 16.6 13.7 7.9 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.5
Hispanic 53.3 13.4 15.5 11.3 4.6 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 50.5 16.4 17.2 10.9 3.1 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.6
American Indian 55.5 17.2 15.3 7.4 3.6 0.6 0.2 # 0.3 0.5
Student program
Academic 58.5 14.8 13.4 8.5 3.0 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5
Vocational 61.5 11.0 13.3 6.7 3.3 2.5 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.6
Both 64.9 13.9 12.2 5.7 2.2 0.7 0.2 # 0.1 0.4
Neither 48.7 13.8 12.2 13.1 5.5 3.2 1.8 0.3 1.5 0.9
Community type
Urban 57.7 16.0 12.3 9.0 3.1 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5
Suburban 61.5 13.1 12.3 8.0 3.2 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5
Rural 56.9 15.7 15.4 7.3 2.2 1.5 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.5
School type
Public 57.5 14.8 13.9 8.5 3.1 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5
Nonpublic 79.2 10.9 4.1 3.6 1.5 0.5 0.1 # # 0.2
Region of the country2
Northeast 72.8 13.5 8.7 3.4 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3
South 62.8 13.5 13.2 6.7 2.3 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.5
Midwest 66.2 13.7 10.8 5.5 2.3 0.9 0.4 # 0.1 0.4
West 33.2 18.1 19.6 17.8 6.6 2.7 1.3 0.2 0.5 1.0

# 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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