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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-M.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 (Religion)

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
Religion 90.9 1.2 0.7 1.7 0.6 4.6 0.2 # # 0.3
Student gender
Male 93.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.7 3.3 0.1 # # 0.2
Female 89.0 1.3 0.5 2.4 0.6 5.8 0.4 # # 0.3
Student race/ethnicity1
White 89.0 1.3 0.7 2.1 0.8 5.8 0.3 # # 0.3
Black 96.8 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.3 1.0 0.1 # # 0.1
Hispanic 94.5 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.3 3.4 # # # 0.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 95.3 0.6 0.3 0.9 1.1 1.8 # # # 0.1
American Indian 95.2 0.6 2.6 0.1 # 1.4 # # # 0.1
Student program
Academic 88.4 1.6 0.8 2.2 0.8 5.9 0.3 # # 0.3
Vocational 98.9 0.2 0.5 # 0.5 # # # # #
Both 97.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.1 # # # 0.1
Neither 93.0 0.1 0.3 1.2 1.3 4.1 # # # 0.2
Community type
Urban 89.0 0.9 0.8 3.2 0.6 5.5 # # # 0.3
Suburban 89.2 1.2 0.7 1.6 0.9 6.1 0.4 # # 0.3
Rural 96.3 1.5 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.9 0.1 # # 0.1
School type
Public 97.9 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 # # # # #
Nonpublic 16.0 2.4 1.7 16.5 6.5 54.1 2.8 # # 2.8
Region of the country2
Northeast 82.4 2.1 1.1 3.4 1.8 8.8 0.4 # # 0.5
South 93.7 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.2 3.9 0.4 # # 0.2
Midwest 88.7 1.9 0.7 3.2 0.5 4.9 0.1 # # 0.3
West 96.2 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 1.9 # # # 0.1

# 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)