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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 39-E.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 Music)

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 Music 37.2 1.08 34.6 1.29 36.3 1.05 33.5 1.10 33.3 1.10 33.2 0.80
Student gender
Male 29.7 1.12 26.6 1.30 27.9 1.09 24.6 1.10 26.0 1.33 26.7 1.09
Female 43.9 1.36 41.5 1.55 44.4 1.34 41.7 1.29 40.2 1.15 39.1 1.05
Student race/ethnicity1
White 37.2 1.25 36.0 1.50 37.2 1.27 33.3 1.34 34.0 1.42 33.6 1.02
Black 41.8 2.51 33.3 2.30 39.8 1.97 39.7 2.78 37.4 2.51 35.4 1.90
Hispanic 32.4 1.82 27.1 2.12 30.4 1.87 25.5 1.47 27.9 2.23 28.4 1.35
Asian/Pacific Islander 33.5 3.23 30.0 1.34 27.1 3.01 27.9 1.82 28.9 3.06 32.2 3.20
American Indian 32.0 4.09 25.8 4.03 37.5 4.24 23.7 4.34 31.2 2.78 36.9 10.74
Student program
Academic 41.4 1.20 38.2 1.35 40.2 1.19 37.4 1.22 37.1 1.52 36.4 1.19
Vocational 21.7 2.56 22.6 1.82 22.1 2.07 22.7 2.51 24.9 1.68 23.8 1.53
Both 25.4 1.74 23.7 1.86 27.3 1.52 22.5 1.37 22.0 1.90 22.8 1.76
Neither 34.8 2.34 34.9 2.65 35.7 1.99 38.4 2.39 40.2 1.83 40.0 0.95
Community type2
Urban 41.3 2.42 31.9 1.83 36.5 2.71
Suburban 33.4 1.27 33.8 1.63 30.3 0.82
Rural 40.5 2.44 38.1 2.76 35.8 1.38
Big city 36.1 2.96 38.1 3.68 38.4 2.20
Urban fringe 33.8 2.32 28.8 1.50 26.8 2.06
Medium city 34.4 1.79 34.2 3.14 34.9 2.53
Small place 38.6 1.41 34.6 1.81 35.3 2.12
School type
Public 37.2 1.14 34.6 1.28 36.2 1.00 34.0 1.18 33.7 1.06 33.9 0.89
Nonpublic 37.2 6.08 34.0 5.97 38.2 6.76 29.0 2.37 29.7 4.26 27.1 2.55
Region of the country3
Northeast 33.9 3.09 33.3 3.34 33.7 2.04 34.2 2.97 31.0 2.47 30.3 2.08
South 37.1 1.90 32.4 2.02 37.0 1.70 33.4 1.71 33.1 2.35 31.1 1.39
Midwest 45.1 2.11 40.0 2.73 41.8 2.12 38.1 2.51 38.3 2.46 38.3 1.37
West 30.3 1.48 32.4 1.76 28.3 2.28 26.8 1.30 28.8 2.22 32.0 1.82

† 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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