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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 31-P.Mean number of course credits earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (All Courses Other Than Above)

CharacteristicNumber of credits earned
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
All Courses Other Than Above 0.2 0.03 # # # # #
Student gender
Male 0.2 0.03 # # # # #
Female 0.2 0.03 # # # # #
Student race/ethnicity1
White 0.2 0.03 # # # # #
Black 0.2 0.04 # # # # #
Hispanic 0.3 0.06 # # # # #
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2 0.11 # # # # #
American Indian 0.1 0.05 # # # # #
Student program
Academic 0.1 0.02 # # # # #
Vocational 0.4 0.07 # # # # #
Both 0.1 0.02 # # # # #
Neither 1.7 0.32 0.1 0.04 0.1 0.04 0.1 0.02 # #
Community type2
Urban 0.1 0.04 # #
Suburban 0.2 0.03 # #
Rural 0.3 0.08 # #
Big city # # #
Urban fringe # # #
Medium city # # #
Small place # # #
School type
Public 0.2 0.03 # # # # #
Nonpublic 0.2 0.07 # # # # #
Region of the country3
Northeast 0.2 0.05 # # # # #
South 0.1 0.03 # # # # #
Midwest 0.3 0.08 # # # # #
West 0.2 0.06 # # # # #

† Not applicable. In terms of community type, the community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the community type definitions used in 1998 and 2000.

# 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 Although having similar names, the definitions for the 1982 high school graduates' community type subgroups are not compatible with the definitions for the 1998 and 2000 high school graduates' community type subgroups.

3 "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]).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000; High School and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 8 March 2007 (HM)

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