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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 40-A.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in vocational courses, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in any Consumer & Homemaking Education 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 Consumer & Homemaking Education course 24.5 1.09 25.6 1.68 26.1 1.35 28.0 1.07 30.7 1.38 32.3 0.63
Student gender
Male 16.8 0.99 18.1 1.61 17.2 1.44 17.0 1.11 17.8 1.27 15.5 0.69
Female 31.3 1.52 33.0 1.88 34.7 1.49 38.2 1.35 42.9 1.86 47.7 0.97
Student race/ethnicity1
White 23.4 1.30 25.1 2.00 25.4 1.41 26.3 1.31 29.9 1.73 29.6 0.66
Black 36.6 2.76 36.9 3.32 34.6 1.90 41.4 2.35 38.5 2.46 45.0 2.46
Hispanic 21.7 2.41 26.3 3.28 24.8 2.28 26.0 2.66 36.6 3.50 39.9 1.81
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.2 1.86 13.8 1.75 15.0 2.86 15.0 2.86 16.6 3.04 18.3 2.22
American Indian 39.1 4.40 30.1 4.78 32.0 4.21 34.1 5.62 39.2 2.82 29.5 5.75
Student program
Academic 23.6 1.12 24.3 1.68 23.4 1.40 24.9 1.19 25.0 1.49 23.1 0.88
Vocational 27.2 2.69 31.2 3.08 34.8 2.96 33.5 1.47 38.0 2.15 34.2 1.83
Both 24.1 1.70 24.7 2.43 27.8 1.75 26.5 1.57 27.3 2.40 27.2 2.57
Neither 35.6 3.33 40.9 3.17 43.8 2.18 45.9 2.94 49.2 2.09 47.9 1.72
Community type2
Urban 20.5 2.58 18.2 3.00 28.6 1.76
Suburban 22.0 1.68 23.7 1.48 27.9 1.02
Rural 33.5 2.62 35.3 4.15 41.5 1.42
Big city 17.2 1.95 20.7 2.42 22.7 2.11
Urban fringe 20.9 1.69 23.2 1.68 28.5 1.88
Medium city 22.8 2.06 26.5 2.09 27.3 2.24
Small place 34.2 2.55 33.1 1.90 36.1 2.60
School type
Public 26.2 1.16 27.5 1.75 27.3 1.37 29.7 1.12 32.5 1.49 34.1 0.70
Nonpublic 6.2 2.62 5.0 2.47 12.2 3.91 10.8 1.62 13.9 4.21 17.0 2.53
Region of the country3
Northeast 16.4 2.91 16.0 4.19 18.4 2.21 17.9 1.85 20.6 2.00 20.6 1.22
South 26.9 2.33 29.9 3.08 30.5 2.75 36.3 1.99 34.3 1.89 35.8 1.66
Midwest 29.0 2.47 29.4 3.63 28.4 2.52 29.1 2.05 35.0 3.34 38.5 1.51
West 21.6 2.43 22.5 2.52 19.7 1.35 23.3 2.05 30.8 2.32 30.7 1.78

† Not applicable. In terms of community type, the community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the community type 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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