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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 34-K.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 Geography)

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 Geography 30.2 2.69 24.5 2.35 24.4 1.73 21.4 1.80 15.3 1.66 16.0 0.92
Student gender
Male 31.0 2.69 26.0 2.49 25.6 1.77 22.1 1.81 16.1 1.87 17.5 1.32
Female 29.6 2.83 23.6 2.33 23.4 1.83 20.8 1.88 14.6 1.62 14.7 0.74
Student race/ethnicity1
White 28.5 3.21 24.1 2.56 25.1 1.99 22.3 1.95 15.6 1.75 15.4 1.11
Black 40.5 4.20 33.6 4.45 34.0 3.96 23.4 3.27 19.8 4.45 16.0 2.16
Hispanic 37.9 6.52 25.5 4.30 17.3 1.74 13.6 2.02 14.8 2.87 17.9 1.44
Asian/Pacific Islander 21.2 3.50 19.9 4.07 17.0 2.05 19.1 4.87 17.7 4.81 19.0 3.76
American Indian 30.5 5.90 19.1 3.70 37.2 12.20 30.0 7.28 11.2 3.88 33.5 9.80
Student program
Academic 28.6 2.57 23.5 2.57 25.1 1.88 21.2 1.92 14.8 1.62 15.8 1.06
Vocational 28.2 4.76 19.4 3.53 17.9 2.45 21.4 2.97 14.7 2.46 15.7 1.42
Both 39.4 4.00 30.7 2.54 26.8 2.20 23.8 2.82 17.3 2.89 15.4 2.15
Neither 17.3 2.51 19.3 4.59 16.2 2.38 18.6 1.94 16.1 1.83 17.0 1.31
Community type2
Urban 37.2 4.14 21.5 4.67 13.3 1.66
Suburban 24.4 3.34 23.2 3.39 16.3 1.51
Rural 34.8 5.89 29.0 4.22 17.3 2.01
Big city 23.0 5.06 17.9 4.50 12.6 3.88
Urban fringe 16.6 2.55 18.4 3.45 14.3 2.94
Medium city 24.5 4.97 23.3 5.30 14.0 3.11
Small place 29.8 2.92 23.7 2.88 17.4 2.92
School type
Public 31.3 2.79 25.3 2.24 24.7 1.73 22.3 1.96 15.9 1.83 16.5 1.05
Nonpublic 19.2 4.54 16.4 7.24 21.9 6.98 12.7 2.42 9.3 3.14 12.3 2.68
Region of the country3
Northeast 15.7 5.69 6.3 2.72 3.7 1.32 6.8 2.20 2.7 0.88 6.5 1.38
South 43.7 5.07 39.1 4.06 28.5 3.10 31.6 3.74 20.4 3.83 17.5 1.44
Midwest 29.2 6.24 17.6 4.40 33.0 3.09 21.7 2.50 19.0 2.64 16.9 1.81
West 20.8 3.84 25.6 6.20 20.2 4.34 19.7 5.50 16.9 2.79 24.8 2.37

† 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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