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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 39-A.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in fine arts courses, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in any Fine Arts 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 Fine Arts course 74.1 1.51 69.7 1.53 67.2 1.39 62.7 1.50 56.5 1.60 55.2 1.10
Student gender
Male 68.1 1.93 63.1 1.79 61.6 1.71 57.1 1.72 51.0 1.98 50.0 1.39
Female 79.6 1.31 75.7 1.54 72.6 1.39 67.9 1.45 61.6 1.43 60.0 1.31
Student race/ethnicity1
White 73.1 1.78 69.7 1.94 68.0 1.62 62.4 1.78 56.0 2.14 55.3 1.22
Black 75.4 2.21 63.5 2.41 62.5 2.57 61.4 2.36 55.4 2.55 54.8 1.65
Hispanic 76.5 1.88 74.4 1.46 70.4 1.61 67.0 2.59 61.6 1.93 55.6 2.09
Asian/Pacific Islander 75.7 3.47 69.0 3.23 66.5 4.86 63.2 3.74 54.3 2.64 53.1 3.05
American Indian 74.5 4.25 74.0 3.36 71.4 5.66 44.3 5.24 69.6 2.67 56.7 9.95
Student program
Academic 78.4 1.43 73.8 1.49 72.0 1.37 66.4 1.55 59.5 1.81 54.7 1.55
Vocational 64.5 3.43 53.6 3.21 50.0 3.20 50.9 3.40 46.9 2.52 46.1 1.55
Both 61.1 2.73 56.1 1.97 55.0 2.17 50.0 2.21 42.8 2.25 41.0 2.03
Neither 73.6 3.01 76.5 2.43 69.7 2.16 72.6 2.15 70.7 1.93 69.5 1.29
Community type2
Urban 78.2 2.28 71.2 2.25 56.4 2.12
Suburban 72.3 2.20 71.3 2.41 54.4 1.19
Rural 73.8 3.08 66.0 3.07 55.7 1.66
Big city 70.7 3.49 66.2 3.59 64.4 2.42
Urban fringe 67.9 2.04 61.8 2.46 55.2 2.40
Medium city 64.5 2.56 62.7 4.20 55.2 2.79
Small place 66.3 2.15 62.2 2.44 55.0 3.42
School type
Public 73.9 1.62 69.0 1.57 67.1 1.41 63.1 1.62 56.8 1.41 55.7 1.12
Nonpublic 76.7 3.70 76.5 4.43 68.8 6.41 58.3 2.71 53.5 7.04 51.2 4.45
Region of the country3
Northeast 66.8 4.51 65.8 4.66 65.8 4.11 62.0 4.37 49.8 4.33 48.2 1.88
South 75.7 2.10 67.6 2.33 65.2 1.90 59.8 1.84 52.8 2.78 51.5 1.84
Midwest 78.1 2.73 66.7 3.05 65.9 2.67 61.6 3.16 62.4 3.09 59.9 1.60
West 72.9 2.73 79.4 1.77 75.1 3.20 69.7 2.34 62.2 2.15 63.2 2.04

† 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 9 March 2007 (HM)

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