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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 35-A.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in mathematics, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in any Mathematics 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.
1.0 credit in any Mathematics course 99.8 0.05 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.03 99.9 0.04 99.8 0.05 98.6 0.15
Student gender
Male 99.8 0.05 99.9 0.07 99.9 0.03 99.9 0.05 99.8 0.05 98.9 0.22
Female 99.8 0.06 99.9 0.06 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.05 99.8 0.07 98.4 0.20
Student race/ethnicity1
White 99.8 0.04 99.8 0.08 99.9 0.04 99.9 0.06 99.8 0.07 98.8 0.15
Black 99.9 0.07 100.0 100.0 99.9 0.07 99.8 0.05 99.3 0.27
Hispanic 99.6 0.27 100.0 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.05 97.2 0.53
Asian/Pacific Islander 99.7 0.19 99.9 0.05 100.0 99.9 0.15 100.0 100.0
American Indian 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.3 0.73 94.1 2.70
Student program
Academic 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.9 0.07
Vocational 98.5 0.48 98.9 0.43 99.3 0.36 99.5 0.25 99.2 0.25 96.9 0.45
Both 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.8 0.08 99.9 0.07
Neither 97.0 0.80 98.5 0.67 99.4 0.23 99.5 0.26 99.7 0.13 97.6 0.39
Community type2
Urban 99.8 0.07 99.9 0.05 98.6 0.45
Suburban 99.8 0.06 99.9 0.03 98.9 0.18
Rural 99.7 0.12 99.7 0.16 98.2 0.41
Big city 100.0 99.9 0.10 99.8 0.08
Urban fringe 99.9 0.07 100.0 99.8 0.08
Medium city 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.15 99.9 0.09
Small place 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.08 99.7 0.12
School type
Public 99.8 0.05 99.9 0.06 99.9 0.03 99.9 0.05 99.8 0.06 98.5 0.16
Nonpublic 100.0 99.9 0.08 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.06 99.9 0.05 99.8 0.08
Region of the country3
Northeast 99.8 0.07 100.0 99.9 0.12 99.7 0.19 99.5 0.19 98.0 0.44
South 99.9 0.05 99.9 0.03 100.0 100.0 99.9 0.04 99.4 0.16
Midwest 99.7 0.12 99.7 0.20 99.9 0.07 99.9 0.05 99.8 0.08 98.8 0.32
West 99.7 0.12 99.9 0.04 99.9 0.05 100.0 99.9 0.06 97.7 0.54

† 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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