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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 34-C.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in social studies, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in World History)

CharacteristicPercentage of graduates earning indicated minimum credits
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e.
1.0 credit in World History 62.1 2.67 60.2 3.07 59.4 2.18 52.0 2.55 42.0 2.20 36.3 1.17
Student gender
Male 59.9 2.84 59.0 3.32 59.1 2.30 52.8 2.66 43.3 2.53 36.1 1.15
Female 64.1 2.68 61.6 3.09 59.7 2.24 51.2 2.52 40.9 2.07 36.5 1.50
Student race/ethnicity1
White 59.4 3.11 58.4 3.75 59.4 2.53 48.5 2.63 41.2 2.93 36.0 1.40
Black 64.4 3.99 64.8 3.04 55.1 3.10 59.9 4.07 46.4 3.87 37.4 2.47
Hispanic 69.6 4.11 73.3 3.49 71.2 3.44 63.5 5.94 41.9 4.29 36.2 1.81
Asian/Pacific Islander 72.1 4.53 58.4 6.60 69.3 5.64 62.9 10.52 53.0 6.85 38.9 5.63
American Indian 63.3 7.23 48.7 5.86 57.6 6.98 45.2 7.78 32.1 5.61 46.7 10.97
Student program
Academic 65.3 2.72 62.7 3.51 62.7 2.31 58.6 2.52 50.1 2.61 45.4 1.52
Vocational 38.0 5.70 32.9 4.31 33.7 3.96 26.3 2.96 24.6 2.83 27.7 1.95
Both 58.9 3.66 60.7 2.95 60.5 2.60 54.3 3.76 43.0 2.89 37.8 2.10
Neither 45.8 4.45 48.5 5.77 44.8 4.09 30.9 3.32 29.2 2.76 28.2 1.83
Community type2
Urban 65.1 4.89 63.1 7.15 43.4 3.15
Suburban 62.9 4.29 62.0 4.61 34.2 1.86
Rural 57.6 5.15 55.2 5.74 35.4 2.19
Big city 61.5 3.45 60.6 6.90 57.1 6.00
Urban fringe 51.9 5.07 54.7 4.90 42.6 4.38
Medium city 57.8 6.24 59.1 7.07 47.4 5.72
Small place 63.7 3.36 46.2 3.18 34.5 4.19
School type
Public 59.8 2.79 59.2 2.92 58.3 2.35 49.8 2.78 38.3 2.17 33.8 1.22
Nonpublic 86.6 5.66 71.3 10.92 72.1 6.83 73.3 4.57 76.5 7.47 56.5 4.94
Region of the country3
Northeast 52.5 5.54 49.5 11.30 35.1 6.30 46.8 4.13 36.7 5.09 34.2 2.50
South 78.1 3.09 78.4 3.48 70.9 2.63 60.7 4.44 50.7 4.45 41.8 2.42
Midwest 45.3 5.39 43.3 6.35 49.3 3.85 45.1 5.01 36.5 3.90 34.6 2.28
West 63.8 8.10 61.5 6.24 71.5 6.22 52.1 8.32 42.3 3.21 32.0 2.98

† 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.

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]).

NOTE: Credit definitions listed in the row header indicate the minimum number of credits earned. For example, "1.0 credit in … course" represents "1.0 credit or more earned in … course."

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 22 May 2007 (MH)

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