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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 38-C.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 (0.5 credits in Computer Science)

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 Computer Science 35.5 1.76 30.9 2.23 28.1 1.58 36.9 1.33 36.1 1.55 9.3 0.45
Student gender
Male 38.7 1.78 32.4 2.57 29.8 1.76 38.2 1.45 39.2 1.78 11.1 0.80
Female 32.6 2.03 29.6 2.28 26.5 1.62 35.6 1.38 33.0 1.60 7.7 0.41
Student race/ethnicity1
White 35.4 2.03 31.8 2.87 27.9 1.73 36.4 1.54 37.8 1.81 10.5 0.53
Black 33.0 2.26 31.1 2.38 26.0 3.20 40.0 2.64 25.3 2.44 6.1 0.93
Hispanic 35.1 2.23 32.4 2.92 31.3 3.21 37.5 4.35 29.4 2.41 5.2 0.61
Asian/Pacific Islander 43.2 6.26 25.7 4.65 37.8 3.42 40.4 2.90 44.7 3.09 14.6 2.44
American Indian 39.3 5.14 33.0 5.00 29.3 4.64 37.7 6.34 34.8 3.73 4.5 2.23
Student program
Academic 36.3 1.86 32.8 2.45 31.1 1.76 41.8 1.59 45.3 2.02 14.8 0.74
Vocational 23.6 3.17 23.9 4.21 11.9 1.89 22.6 1.94 17.8 1.89 4.1 0.66
Both 36.2 3.06 27.4 2.46 25.8 1.85 32.5 1.76 32.0 2.48 9.8 1.27
Neither 29.0 3.68 24.5 2.86 18.3 2.42 26.3 2.63 24.7 1.64 4.8 0.50
Community type2
Urban 36.9 2.93 32.2 4.49 7.3 0.64
Suburban 31.8 2.89 24.5 2.20 11.5 0.87
Rural 41.5 3.87 37.6 4.97 7.2 0.66
Big city 28.6 3.59 41.3 3.59 29.5 2.49
Urban fringe 34.8 3.70 37.2 3.23 37.7 3.07
Medium city 24.6 4.50 29.0 2.42 34.3 2.14
Small place 25.1 2.18 37.4 2.07 37.9 2.73
School type
Public 35.1 1.80 29.5 2.24 26.8 1.63 36.3 1.44 35.2 1.36 9.3 0.39
Nonpublic 39.5 9.91 45.7 11.76 43.7 7.37 42.4 3.43 44.1 8.01 9.4 1.43
Region of the country3
Northeast 30.7 4.00 25.5 6.00 26.5 3.71 34.8 2.01 37.8 3.44 12.8 1.10
South 38.8 2.79 35.0 4.09 29.8 2.10 40.2 2.41 31.6 3.17 4.6 0.61
Midwest 35.2 3.44 36.8 4.64 28.0 3.65 38.3 2.77 42.5 2.69 12.3 1.02
West 34.2 3.97 22.6 2.40 26.2 3.48 31.7 3.73 31.7 1.91 8.3 1.21

† 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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