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Table H22. Average number of credits and percentage of total credits earned during high school in each curricular area by public high school graduates: 2005
Curricular area Average credits earned Percent of total earned
All curricular areas 26.67 100
     
Academic, total 19.44 73.0
Core academics, total 15.42 58.1
English 4.42 16.7
Mathematics 3.68 13.8
Science 3.34 12.6
Social studies 3.98 15.0
Fine arts 2.05 7.6
Foreign languages 1.97 7.3
     
Enrichment/other 3.22 12.1
     
Career/technical education (CTE), total 4.01 14.9
Non-occupational CTE, total 1.38 5.1
Family and consumer sciences education 0.40 1.5
General labor market preparation, total 0.97 3.6
Basic keyboarding/typewriting 0.18 0.7
Career preparation 0.65 2.4
Industrial arts 0.04 0.2
Introduction to technology 0.08 0.3
Other general labor market preparation 0.02 0.1
     
Occupational education, total 2.63 9.8
Agriculture and natural resources 0.23 0.8
Business 0.51 1.9
Business finance 0.11 0.4
Business management 0.17 0.6
Business support 0.23 0.8
Communications and design 0.36 1.3
Computer and information sciences 0.24 0.9
Construction and architecture 0.12 0.4
Architecture 0.02 0.1
Construction 0.10 0.4
Consumer and culinary services 0.27 1.0
Consumer services 0.16 0.6
Culinary arts 0.11 0.4
Engineering technologies 0.15 0.6
Health sciences 0.16 0.6
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 0.39 1.5
Manufacturing 0.21 0.8
Repair and transportation 0.18 0.7
Mechanics and repair 0.17 0.6
Transportation 0.01 #
     
Marketing 0.13 0.5
Public services 0.08 0.3
Education and library science 0.04 0.1
Education 0.03 0.1
Library science 0.01 0.0
Protective/legal services and public administration 0.04 0.2
Protective services 0.04 0.1
Public administration and legal services # #
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that public high school graduates from the class of 2005 earned an average of 4.01 credits in CTE. Also, 14.9 percent of all credits earned by 2005 graduates were CTE credits. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U .S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2005.


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