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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 34-E.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in social studies, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (0.5 credits in any Humanities Other course)

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.
0.5 credits in any Humanities Other course 90.1 1.24 90.3 1.43 89.6 1.28 88.9 1.47 84.8 1.06 83.5 0.77
Student gender
Male 88.9 1.46 90.3 1.49 88.0 1.46 88.4 1.50 83.9 1.13 83.3 1.05
Female 91.2 1.10 90.5 1.44 91.0 1.15 89.4 1.48 85.5 1.15 83.7 0.95
Student race/ethnicity1
White 89.9 1.21 90.5 1.50 89.1 1.42 88.5 1.61 84.5 1.35 84.9 0.72
Black 89.8 3.39 88.1 2.55 90.7 1.52 87.5 2.82 82.9 2.69 79.3 1.84
Hispanic 92.6 1.30 88.0 4.39 91.8 2.24 90.6 2.87 83.9 2.97 77.7 1.57
Asian/Pacific Islander 92.2 2.20 93.3 2.35 91.5 2.13 93.2 1.72 89.3 2.35 86.6 2.51
American Indian 86.9 4.34 92.9 2.48 82.3 11.52 86.6 3.02 63.6 3.95 81.5 4.95
Student program
Academic 91.5 1.20 91.6 1.34 91.5 1.28 90.6 1.27 88.6 0.91 88.0 0.82
Vocational 79.3 3.60 81.0 3.34 78.8 3.18 79.0 3.49 75.7 2.85 76.2 1.49
Both 88.9 1.84 88.5 2.10 88.6 1.78 89.4 1.94 84.5 1.22 87.1 1.49
Neither 83.3 2.19 87.2 2.11 81.6 2.81 87.7 2.03 80.5 1.77 81.3 1.19
Community type2
Urban 92.5 2.30 90.3 2.20 81.6 2.64
Suburban 90.2 1.52 91.3 1.85 85.4 1.38
Rural 87.6 2.25 89.3 2.87 81.5 1.44
Big city 83.3 3.72 94.6 1.37 92.1 1.67
Urban fringe 93.9 1.64 91.6 2.16 88.3 0.93
Medium city 94.4 1.75 82.0 4.16 80.3 3.90
Small place 87.9 1.79 87.5 2.17 81.5 2.20
School type
Public 90.2 1.27 90.6 1.39 90.0 1.34 89.6 1.56 84.5 1.19 82.8 0.85
Nonpublic 89.6 5.16 87.9 5.19 84.6 4.40 82.7 2.27 87.4 2.86 89.0 1.81
Region of the country3
Northeast 84.6 3.00 91.9 1.72 89.7 2.28 83.6 4.28 89.7 1.71 88.5 1.79
South 89.0 2.84 88.2 3.13 87.3 2.00 88.8 2.58 81.0 2.14 73.1 2.18
Midwest 92.9 1.45 91.7 2.21 93.2 1.13 90.3 2.37 85.5 2.28 87.2 1.49
West 93.4 2.50 90.6 2.89 88.8 5.02 93.1 1.90 83.8 2.15 89.2 1.67

† 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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