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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 32-G.Mean grade point average earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1987–2000 (Computer-Related Studies)

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Computer-Related Studies 3.17 0.020 3.08 0.030 2.95 0.019 2.81 0.020 2.78 0.028
Student gender
Male 3.06 0.023 3.00 0.036 2.84 0.020 2.74 0.026 2.71 0.048
Female 3.27 0.023 3.17 0.032 3.05 0.023 2.87 0.023 2.84 0.026
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.24 0.023 3.17 0.032 3.02 0.020 2.89 0.021 2.84 0.038
Black 2.83 0.034 2.77 0.035 2.60 0.030 2.51 0.038 2.31 0.051
Hispanic 3.00 0.060 2.88 0.062 2.74 0.069 2.58 0.042 2.63 0.082
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.42 0.035 3.29 0.047 3.13 0.048 2.91 0.088 3.07 0.103
American Indian 2.93 0.092 2.91 0.112 2.72 0.085 2.66 0.115 2.57 0.127
Student program
Academic 3.24 0.019 3.19 0.033 3.04 0.019 2.93 0.019 2.91 0.036
Vocational 2.57 0.059 2.54 0.064 2.48 0.058 2.37 0.073 2.46 0.052
Both 3.09 0.033 2.97 0.035 2.89 0.037 2.75 0.031 2.74 0.045
Neither 2.70 0.056 2.52 0.079 2.33 0.048 2.34 0.049 2.36 0.053
Community type
Urban 3.18 0.039 3.03 0.065
Suburban 3.15 0.030 3.07 0.042
Rural 3.18 0.040 3.15 0.041
Big city 2.87 0.051 2.73 0.069 2.54 0.061
Urban fringe 2.94 0.027 2.78 0.039 2.70 0.038
Medium city 2.95 0.044 2.81 0.055 2.74 0.043
Small place 2.99 0.026 2.85 0.029 2.91 0.059
School type
Public 3.14 0.022 3.05 0.023 2.95 0.018 2.81 0.022 2.78 0.025
Nonpublic 3.42 0.071 3.37 0.169 3.00 0.096 2.84 0.044 2.79 0.160
Region of the country2
Northeast 3.07 0.073 3.07 0.093 2.94 0.045 2.81 0.069 2.68 0.057
South 3.18 0.028 3.10 0.042 2.96 0.033 2.81 0.035 2.78 0.091
Midwest 3.23 0.037 3.08 0.051 2.94 0.037 2.79 0.023 2.79 0.050
West 3.13 0.025 3.07 0.043 2.95 0.036 2.83 0.051 2.90 0.048

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

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: Grade point averages presented in the 1982 High School and Beyond transcript study do not comply to the same four-point scale used by the High School Transcript Studies.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000.


Last updated 22 May 2007 (MH)

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