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Table H26. Percentage distribution of public high school graduates, by number of credits earned in each career/technical education (CTE) area: 2005
CTE area No credits 0.01-0.99 credits 1.00-1.99 credits 2.00-2.99 credits 3.00-3.99 credits 4.00-4.99 credits 5.00 or more credits
CTE total 3.4 4.2 15.0 15.8   14.8   12.8   33.9  
                       
Non-occupational CTE, total 20.2 17.7 33.7 15.6   7.0   2.8   3.0  
Family and consumer sciences education 58.9 18.6 17.4 4.0   0.9   0.1   0.1  
General labor market preparation, total 30.9 22.4 30.1 9.7   3.5   1.4   1.9  
                       
Occupational education, total 13.1 8.2 22.0 17.3   13.0   9.7   16.7  
Agriculture and natural resources 88.5 2.0 4.7 1.8   1.1   0.9   1.0  
Business 60.2 11.4 19.9 5.4   1.7   0.8   0.6  
Business finance 89.9 2.0 6.7 1.2   0.1   0.1 ! #  
Business management 82.7 7.5 7.9 1.1   0.5   0.2   0.1 !
Business support 77.8 8.1 11.7 1.8   0.4   0.2   0.1  
Communications and design 69.8 10.6 14.2 3.4   1.1   0.5   0.4  
Computer and information sciences 80.6 6.2 9.5 2.3   0.8   0.3   0.4  
Construction and architecture 93.3 1.6 2.9 0.9   0.4   0.4   0.5  
Architecture 97.9 0.6 1.2 0.2 ! #   #   #  
Construction 95.1 1.2 1.9 0.7   0.4   0.3   0.4  
Consumer and culinary services 80.0 8.4 7.2 2.2   0.9   0.5   0.7  
Consumer services 87.6 5.8 4.2 1.2   0.6   0.4   0.4  
Culinary arts 90.3 4.8 3.4 0.8   0.3   0.1   0.2  
Engineering technologies 88.2 3.7 5.7 1.4   0.5   0.3   0.3  
Health sciences 90.7 3.3 2.8 1.1   1.1   0.5   0.6  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 77.9 6.8 7.8 3.0   1.8   1.2   1.5  
Manufacturing 83.6 6.2 6.5 2.0   1.0   0.4   0.4  
Repair and transportation 91.2 2.6 2.8 1.1   0.8   0.6   0.9  
Mechanics and repair 91.9 2.2 2.6 1.1   0.7   0.6   0.8  
Transportation 99.0 0.5 0.4 0.1   #   #   #  
Marketing 90.6 2.9 3.9 1.3   0.9   0.3   0.2  
                       
Public services 93.1 2.8 2.9 0.6   0.3   0.1   0.2 !
Education and library science 96.6 1.1 1.8 0.3   0.1   #   #  
Education 97.8 0.6 1.2 0.3   0.1   #   #  
Library science 98.7 0.6 0.6 0.1 ! #   #   #  
Protective/legal services and public administration 96.4 1.8 1.3 0.2   0.2   0.1 ! 0.1 !
Protective services 96.5 1.7 1.2 0.2   0.1   0.1 ! 0.1 !
Public administration and legal services 99.8 0.1 0.1 #   #   #   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 88.5 percent of public high school graduates from the class of 2005 earned no credits in agriculture and natural resources. The total weighted count of public high school graduates in 2005 was 2.4 million. 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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