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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 38-A.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in computer-related studies, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in Clerical & Data Entry)

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 Clerical & Data Entry 18.4 1.80 18.4 1.51 20.5 1.53 12.1 1.12 8.1 0.92 1.9 0.22
Student gender
Male 16.5 1.53 15.6 1.49 16.4 1.42 8.0 0.91 6.1 0.94 1.7 0.30
Female 20.1 2.22 20.9 1.64 24.4 1.72 15.9 1.41 9.9 1.03 2.1 0.20
Student race/ethnicity1
White 16.8 2.13 17.9 1.68 19.9 1.67 11.3 1.27 8.2 1.18 1.8 0.29
Black 22.7 2.91 23.2 3.53 23.1 2.83 15.7 2.15 8.8 1.13 2.8 0.57
Hispanic 25.8 4.14 18.2 1.42 29.4 4.70 15.2 2.37 8.5 1.33 1.2 0.28
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.2 1.82 23.3 3.44 20.3 2.64 8.1 1.18 5.8 1.21 3.9 1.36
American Indian 17.8 3.20 14.3 2.97 25.3 9.78 10.0 2.88 3.9 2.00 1.6 1.23
Student program
Academic 16.2 1.80 16.6 1.49 18.7 1.68 9.5 1.10 5.4 0.80 1.3 0.23
Vocational 17.0 3.21 12.3 1.94 21.2 1.96 15.3 2.20 12.8 1.73 2.1 0.21
Both 28.4 2.55 28.1 2.78 28.2 1.93 21.0 1.80 15.6 1.57 4.2 1.03
Neither 10.4 1.78 13.1 2.14 16.2 1.83 10.7 1.83 5.3 1.14 1.8 0.40
Community type2
Urban 19.1 3.81 13.9 2.67 3.6 0.74
Suburban 16.0 2.32 20.0 2.03 1.9 0.24
Rural 22.6 3.64 21.1 2.64 0.8 0.32
Big city 16.1 2.98 12.9 2.59 6.7 0.95
Urban fringe 18.5 3.23 9.4 1.81 7.8 1.80
Medium city 22.5 3.78 12.5 3.17 7.7 2.05
Small place 22.9 2.00 13.2 1.92 8.8 1.37
School type
Public 18.8 1.65 19.7 1.56 21.3 1.49 12.5 1.20 8.7 0.97 2.1 0.25
Nonpublic 14.6 8.76 5.2 3.04 11.9 4.98 7.9 3.11 2.4 1.49 0.4 0.19
Region of the country3
Northeast 10.7 2.23 23.2 4.27 22.5 6.16 15.6 2.61 8.9 1.86 2.5 0.43
South 27.8 3.74 28.3 3.37 26.6 2.57 14.5 1.88 9.7 1.87 1.5 0.37
Midwest 17.0 3.40 8.2 2.20 13.6 1.77 8.1 2.41 5.0 1.35 1.9 0.41
West 10.7 3.00 11.6 1.35 16.1 1.68 9.6 2.06 8.7 2.66 1.7 0.42

† 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 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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