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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 30-P.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 (All Courses Other Than Above)

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
All Courses Other Than Above 92.0 3.0 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.2
Student gender
Male 91.8 3.1 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.2
Female 92.2 2.9 2.2 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.2
Student race/ethnicity1
White 92.4 3.0 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.2
Black 92.1 2.7 1.6 1.7 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.2
Hispanic 88.7 3.5 3.5 1.7 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.2 0.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 92.7 2.5 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.2
American Indian 90.5 1.6 3.7 4.1 0.1 # # # # 0.1
Student program
Academic 93.2 2.9 1.9 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Vocational 85.9 3.5 3.6 0.8 2.8 1.1 0.7 0.1 1.5 0.4
Both 93.7 2.9 1.8 1.1 0.4 0.1 # # # 0.1
Neither 72.7 3.3 4.2 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.6 11.9 1.7
Community type
Urban 92.9 2.7 1.4 1.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1
Suburban 92.4 3.3 1.9 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.2
Rural 90.4 2.6 3.1 1.3 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 1.2 0.3
School type
Public 91.7 3.2 2.1 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.2
Nonpublic 95.5 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.2
Region of the country2
Northeast 94.8 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.9 0.2
South 93.5 3.4 1.6 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1
Midwest 90.8 2.0 2.1 2.3 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.3 1.1 0.3
West 88.5 4.9 4.0 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.8 0.2

# 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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