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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-O.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 (Special Education)

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
Special Education 85.9 3.8 3.8 2.6 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.4 1.4 0.4
Student gender
Male 83.8 3.9 4.1 3.0 1.1 1.2 0.4 0.5 1.9 0.5
Female 88.0 3.7 3.4 2.2 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 1.0 0.3
Student race/ethnicity1
White 86.3 3.8 3.4 2.7 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.2 0.3
Black 86.6 2.8 4.3 2.1 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.3 2.1 0.4
Hispanic 82.6 4.9 5.2 2.6 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.3 1.8 0.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 87.5 4.3 4.7 2.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 # 0.6 0.2
American Indian 87.4 4.8 2.5 0.3 # 0.4 # 0.5 4.2 0.5
Student program
Academic 87.8 3.7 3.1 2.7 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.3
Vocational 68.2 5.4 8.2 3.8 3.5 1.6 2.5 1.0 5.7 1.1
Both 85.8 3.1 4.6 1.9 0.9 1.5 0.3 0.4 1.4 0.4
Neither 71.3 6.7 6.8 3.8 1.4 2.7 1.2 1.1 5.1 1.0
Community type
Urban 88.5 3.8 3.5 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.4 0.3
Suburban 84.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.4 1.4 0.4
Rural 85.3 3.7 4.0 1.6 1.0 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.5 0.4
School type
Public 84.6 4.1 4.1 2.9 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.5 0.4
Nonpublic 99.9 0.1 # # # # # # # #
Region of the country2
Northeast 86.1 3.1 4.1 2.1 1.1 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.3
South 88.8 2.4 4.0 1.9 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.1 0.3
Midwest 87.4 2.0 2.8 4.4 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.4 1.6 0.4
West 79.0 9.0 4.4 2.2 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.5 2.2 0.5

# 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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