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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 52-B.Number and percentage of high school graduates earning course credits in all secondary subjects, by Classification of Secondary School Courses (CSSC) code: Selected years 1982–2000 (Science)

CSSC codeCourse titleHigh school graduation year
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
ALL SCIENCE COURSES
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 2,951,087 2,853,331 2,397,834 2,743,694 3,083,766 2,765,382
Percentage of graduates nationwide 99.64 99.69 99.80 99.62 99.60 97.83
140100 ENGINEERING, OTHER GENERAL
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 214 199 99 521
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.01 # 0.02
140111 ORIENTATION TO ENGINEERING
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 17,328 12,717 9,483 758 102
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.59 0.44 0.39 0.03 #
140200 AEROSPACE, AERONAUTICAL, AND ASTRONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 376
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01
140211 AEROSPACE MATERIALS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
140221 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DESIGN
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 39 516
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.02
140300 AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 875
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03
140400 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 528
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02
140411 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS - ARCHITECTURAL
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 752
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03
140500 BIOENGINEERING AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 90
Percentage of graduates nationwide #
140600 CERAMIC ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 929
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.04
140700 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
140800 CIVIL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
140900 COMPUTER ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
141000 ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 488 137 472
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02 # 0.02
141100 ENGINEERING MECHANICS, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
141200 ENGINEERING RELATED, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 54 164
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.01
141211 INSTRUMENTATION PHYSICS 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 15,022 359 830 382
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.51 0.01 0.03 0.01
141212 INSTRUMENTATION PHYSICS 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 456 221
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02 0.01
141213 INSTRUMENTATION PHYSICS 3
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 27
Percentage of graduates nationwide #
141214 INSTRUMENTATION PHYSICS 4 /ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
141300 ENGINEERING SCIENCE, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,285 41
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.04 #
141400 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,349
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.05
141500 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
141600 GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
141700 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 444
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02
141800 MATERIALS ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 66 1,568
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.06
141900 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 100
Percentage of graduates nationwide #
141911 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,956 972 155 1,054 331
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.07 0.03 0.01 0.04 0.01
142000 METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 343
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01
142011 METALLURGY/POWDER METAL BASICS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
142100 MINING AND MINERAL ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
142200 NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
142300 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 371
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01
142400 OCEAN ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 118
Percentage of graduates nationwide #
142500 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 101
Percentage of graduates nationwide #
142600 SURVEYING AND MAPPING SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
142611 CARTOGRAPHY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 190 291
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.01
142700 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 822
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03
142800 TEXTILE ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
149900 ENGINEERING, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 92 506
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.02
260100 BIOLOGY, OTHER GENERAL
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 120 180 1,227 24,986
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.01 0.04 0.88
260111 SCIENCE 7
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 145 127 8,983
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 # 0.32
260121 BIOLOGY, BASIC 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 342,774 283,602 318,273 371,982 393,076 667,131
Percentage of graduates nationwide 11.57 9.91 13.25 13.51 12.70 23.60
260122 BIOLOGY, BASIC 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 18,921 5,034 1,034 1,233 1,239
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.64 0.18 0.04 0.04 0.04
260131 BIOLOGY, GENERAL 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,992,552 2,088,353 1,777,223 1,995,999 2,239,425 1,415,573
Percentage of graduates nationwide 67.28 72.96 73.97 72.47 72.33 50.08
260132 BIOLOGY, GENERAL 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 223,236 199,141 223,584 160,398 162,569
Percentage of graduates nationwide 7.54 6.96 9.31 5.82 5.25
260141 BIOLOGY, HONORS 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 376,038 302,167 221,731 172,491 243,254 95,175
Percentage of graduates nationwide 12.70 10.56 9.23 6.26 7.86 3.37
260142 BIOLOGY, ADVANCED
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 56,171 91,045 115,749 146,903 94,718 217,817
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.90 3.18 4.82 5.33 3.06 7.71
260143 PRE-IB BIOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 12,571
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.44
260144 IB BIOLOGY 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,929 6,940
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.07 0.24
260145 IB BIOLOGY 3
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 6,372 868
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.22 0.03
260146 AP BIOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 134,468 127,861
Percentage of graduates nationwide 4.54 4.47
260151 FIELD BIOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 16,090 11,931 15,006 12,158 9,104 18,286
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.54 0.42 0.62 0.44 0.29 0.65
260161 GENETICS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 12,442 10,264 11,255 6,095 16,868 17,236
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.42 0.36 0.47 0.22 0.54 0.61
260171 BIOPSYCHOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 3,347 318 2,793 2,819
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.12 0.01 0.09 0.10
260181 BIOLOGY SEMINAR
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 9,979 6,957 5,667 1,957 4,707 2,967
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.34 0.24 0.24 0.07 0.15 0.10
260200 BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 103 315 56
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.01 #
260211 BIOCHEMISTRY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 8,041 6,103 4,475 264 3,978 5,839
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.27 0.21 0.19 0.01 0.13 0.21
260300 BOTANY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 2,569
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.09
260311 BOTANY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 24,659 19,375 16,105 8,548 19,777 20,520
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.83 0.68 0.67 0.31 0.64 0.73
260400 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 6,055
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.20
260411 CELL BIOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 40,085 265 4,690 1,292 4,307
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.35 0.01 0.17 0.04 0.15
260500 MICROBIOLOGY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 405 402
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02 0.01
260511 MICROBIOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 22,254 6,048 10,206 9,957 16,287 18,069
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.75 0.21 0.42 0.36 0.53 0.64
260600 MISCELLANEOUS SPECIALIZED AREAS, LIFE SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 308 648
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.02
260611 ECOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 67,955 48,308 47,896 47,499 30,588 62,713
Percentage of graduates nationwide 2.29 1.69 1.99 1.72 0.99 2.22
260621 MARINE BIOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 73,386 107,270 52,208 56,391 40,565 36,145
Percentage of graduates nationwide 2.48 3.75 2.17 2.05 1.31 1.28
260622 MARINE BIOLOGY, ADVANCED
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 114 1,952 86 343 653 3,450
Percentage of graduates nationwide # 0.07 # 0.01 0.02 0.12
260631 ANATOMY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 6,403 846 13,892 12,804 4,867 15,062
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.22 0.03 0.58 0.46 0.16 0.53
260700 ZOOLOGY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 868
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03
260711 ZOOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 47,459 58,082 26,899 22,867 23,022 26,996
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.60 2.03 1.12 0.83 0.74 0.96
260721 ZOOLOGY, VERTEBRATE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 10,636 76 4,121 4,938 1,939 4,439
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.36 # 0.17 0.18 0.06 0.16
260731 ZOOLOGY, INVERTEBRATE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 917 66 54 1,887 97 1,558
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03 # # 0.07 # 0.06
260741 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 4,993 4,075 7,775 57 3,833 4,807
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.17 0.14 0.32 # 0.12 0.17
260751 PHYSIOLOGY, HUMAN
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 377,384 334,672 253,992 202,234 232,714 147,925
Percentage of graduates nationwide 12.74 11.69 10.57 7.34 7.52 5.23
260752 PHYSIOLOGY, ADVANCED
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 3,973 7,870 5,520 2,206 13,603 3,128
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.13 0.27 0.23 0.08 0.44 0.11
260761 PATHOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 7,969 3,029 4,024 270 2,066
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.27 0.13 0.15 0.01 0.07
260771 COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 3,114
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.11
269900 LIFE SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 129 624
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.02
300100 BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 524 391 797 2,086 18,090
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.07 0.64
300111 SCIENCE, UNIFIED
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 437,018 340,931 291,235 436,719 685,265 781,772
Percentage of graduates nationwide 14.76 11.91 12.12 15.86 22.13 27.66
300112 COLLEGE PRE-SCIENCE SKILLS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 30,883 14,589 7,869 7,801 5,666
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.04 0.51 0.33 0.28 0.18
300121 SCIENCE STUDY, INDEPENDENT
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 51,143 27,297 16,143 9,274 12,224 22,724
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.73 0.95 0.67 0.34 0.39 0.80
300300 ENGINEERING AND OTHER DISCIPLINES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 258
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01
300311 ENGINEERING CONCEPTS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 2,222 4,392 1,747 1,623
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.08 0.15 0.06 0.06
300623 IB ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 502
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02
400100 PHYSICAL SCIENCES, OTHER GENERAL
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 367 494 402 148 2,417 5,300
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.08 0.19
400111 SCIENCE 8
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 2,515 2,531 11,171
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.08 0.08 0.40
400121 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,219,649 1,319,062 1,084,197 997,662 1,030,007 831,288
Percentage of graduates nationwide 41.18 46.09 45.12 36.22 33.27 29.41
400131 CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 53,019 13,594 18,736 25,785 40,240 19,265
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.79 0.47 0.78 0.94 1.30 0.68
400141 PHYSICAL SCIENCE, APPLIED
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 34,618 109,979 123,949 121,892 93,457 26,842
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.17 3.84 5.16 4.43 3.02 0.95
400200 ASTRONOMY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 553 1,501
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02 0.05
400211 ASTRONOMY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 90,398 59,591 43,172 37,764 31,558 39,661
Percentage of graduates nationwide 3.05 2.08 1.80 1.37 1.02 1.40
400300 ASTROPHYSICS, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
400400 ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND METEOROLOGY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 142
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01
400411 METEOROLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 14,512 5,285 10,976 2,285 9,885 17,880
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.49 0.18 0.46 0.08 0.32 0.63
400500 CHEMISTRY, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 133 11,095
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.39
400511 CHEMISTRY, INTRODUCTORY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 203,648 159,630 208,890 183,540 270,909 188,091
Percentage of graduates nationwide 6.88 5.58 8.69 6.66 8.75 6.65
400521 CHEMISTRY 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,622,066 1,558,550 1,174,120 1,192,996 1,126,442 696,816
Percentage of graduates nationwide 54.77 54.45 48.87 43.31 36.38 24.65
400522 CHEMISTRY 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 107,861 77,387 106,752 110,172 120,163 102,056
Percentage of graduates nationwide 3.64 2.70 4.44 4.00 3.88 3.61
400523 PRE-IB CHEMISTRY 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 2,541 10,257
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.09 0.36
400524 IB CHEMISTRY 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 3,254 2,027
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.11 0.07
400525 IB CHEMISTRY 3
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 899 1,786
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03 0.06
400526 AP CHEMISTRY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 89,766 79,814
Percentage of graduates nationwide 3.03 2.79
400531 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 9,138 11,601 6,928 2,628 7,937 7,023
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.31 0.41 0.29 0.10 0.26 0.25
400541 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 890 1,238 1,179 412 1,861
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.01 0.07
400551 CONSUMER CHEMISTRY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 66,040 48,204 20,105 16,258 14,163 9,339
Percentage of graduates nationwide 2.23 1.68 0.84 0.59 0.46 0.33
400561 CHEMISTRY, INDEPENDENT STUDY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 225 584 461 475 6,087 3,773
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.20 0.13
400600 GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 4,800
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.17
400611 EARTH SCIENCE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 421,738 425,198 456,274 570,807 372,273 334,902
Percentage of graduates nationwide 14.24 14.86 18.99 20.72 12.02 11.85
400621 EARTH SCIENCE, COLLEGE PREPARATORY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 85,351 144,268 82,042 87,977 61,935 12,211
Percentage of graduates nationwide 2.88 5.04 3.41 3.19 2.00 0.43
400622 AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 19,378
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.65
400631 GEOLOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 31,787 39,397 25,377 38,242 29,703 48,845
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.07 1.38 1.06 1.39 0.96 1.73
400632 GEOLOGY - FIELD STUDIES
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 567 4,011 355
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02 0.14 0.01
400641 MINERALOGY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 940 974 3,356
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.03 0.03 0.12
400700 MISCELLANEOUS PHYSICAL SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 50
Percentage of graduates nationwide #
400711 OCEANOGRAPHY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 28,892 34,111 24,705 17,159 28,004 29,688
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.98 1.19 1.03 0.62 0.90 1.05
400800 PHYSICS, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 158 139 1,308 711 5,704
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.01 # 0.05 0.03 0.20
400811 PHYSICS, GENERAL
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 161,636 114,041 87,554 75,571 93,797 93,743
Percentage of graduates nationwide 5.46 3.98 3.64 2.74 3.03 3.32
400821 PHYSICS 1
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 734,855 724,335 501,798 507,973 515,543 323,715
Percentage of graduates nationwide 24.81 25.31 20.88 18.44 16.65 11.45
400822 PHYSICS 2
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 56,514 36,647 61,264 61,985 57,487 39,391
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.91 1.28 2.55 2.25 1.86 1.39
400823 IB PHYSICS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 5,519 987
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.19 0.03
400824 AP PHYSICS B
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 58,427 48,076
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.97 1.68
400825 AP PHYSICS C: MECHANICS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 6,122 359
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.21 0.01
400826 AP PHYSICS C: ELECTRICITY/MAGNETISM
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,109
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.04
400831 PHYSICS 2 WITHOUT CALCULUS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 3,454 3,067 1,454 1,192
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.12 0.13 0.05 0.04
400841 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS SCIENCE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,248 941 261 450 1,043 7,491
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.04 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.27
400851 ACOUSTICS
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
400900 PLANETARY SCIENCE, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 589
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.02
400911 ROCKETRY AND SPACE SCIENCE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 3,255 2,124 2,168 5,040 2,264 11,455
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.11 0.07 0.09 0.18 0.07 0.41
401000 AEROSPACE SCIENCE, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0
Percentage of graduates nationwide
401011 AEROSPACE SCIENCE
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,168 3,353 1,159 1,253
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.04 0.14 0.04 0.04
409900 PHYSICAL SCIENCES, OTHER
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 1,328 3,431
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.06 0.12
410211 RADIOACTIVITY
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 4,480 137 1,702
Percentage of graduates nationwide 0.16 # 0.05
5XXXXX ALL SPECIAL EDUCATION SCIENCE COURSES
Number of graduates earning credits > 0 57,621 27,479 30,897 31,136 24,734
Percentage of graduates nationwide 1.95 0.96 1.29 1.13 0.80

— Data not available.

# Rounds to zero.

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.


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