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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 39-B.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 (0.5 credits in Fine Arts & Crafts)

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 Fine Arts & Crafts 58.4 1.41 52.7 1.27 49.2 1.35 48.2 1.52 40.8 1.81 44.0 0.98
Student gender
Male 58.0 1.73 53.2 1.68 52.2 1.71 51.4 1.75 43.8 2.23 44.1 1.26
Female 58.8 1.38 52.0 1.17 46.3 1.34 45.3 1.56 38.0 1.62 43.9 0.92
Student race/ethnicity1
White 57.9 1.67 51.1 1.62 49.2 1.54 47.9 1.74 38.7 2.53 43.1 1.03
Black 54.8 2.10 46.2 2.59 38.7 2.32 42.6 2.71 38.3 2.74 44.0 2.52
Hispanic 61.1 2.62 63.3 2.66 53.7 2.36 58.5 3.04 52.3 2.04 47.9 2.14
Asian/Pacific Islander 63.1 2.47 55.7 4.57 59.6 4.84 51.3 4.57 45.3 3.46 49.9 3.46
American Indian 61.4 4.17 65.9 3.63 67.0 8.74 48.0 5.34 61.3 2.42 61.4 7.58
Student program
Academic 60.0 1.38 53.8 1.45 50.7 1.29 47.8 1.60 40.3 1.80 40.7 1.43
Vocational 60.3 2.98 49.6 2.85 44.8 2.85 48.0 3.27 37.7 2.74 42.7 1.18
Both 50.3 2.20 45.2 1.67 41.7 2.22 43.0 2.35 34.9 2.30 34.2 2.45
Neither 67.7 3.16 67.9 2.44 61.9 2.51 60.3 2.74 53.6 2.14 54.3 1.75
Community type2
Urban 60.7 2.60 56.0 2.65 49.4 2.29
Suburban 58.3 1.96 55.6 2.41 44.4 1.32
Rural 56.2 2.95 45.8 2.59 40.0 1.85
Big city 55.9 2.43 54.8 4.27 51.9 2.48
Urban fringe 57.1 1.90 51.0 2.55 44.2 2.28
Medium city 43.2 2.90 46.2 3.73 39.0 2.27
Small place 43.7 2.57 45.3 2.37 35.3 3.66
School type
Public 57.1 1.52 51.8 1.27 48.3 1.41 47.7 1.61 39.8 1.72 43.2 0.93
Nonpublic 72.2 3.16 61.5 7.06 59.4 5.52 53.3 3.13 51.0 7.48 50.1 3.86
Region of the country3
Northeast 60.6 4.05 57.4 2.29 58.0 3.84 55.5 2.97 41.4 4.21 41.7 1.62
South 53.4 2.22 45.2 2.81 40.5 2.41 38.8 3.09 31.9 3.35 37.5 2.50
Midwest 62.1 2.57 48.9 2.60 47.0 2.00 46.5 2.54 43.8 3.27 46.5 1.58
West 60.3 2.48 64.4 1.30 64.4 2.10 58.5 2.67 50.7 2.08 54.6 2.43

† 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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