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Table H29. Percentage distribution of public high school graduates who had various patterns of occupational coursetaking, by number of occupational areas in which graduates earned credits: 2005
Pattern of occupational coursetaking Number of occupational areas in which graduates earned credits
0 1 2 3 4 5 or more
All graduates 13.1 28.9 29.1 18.7 7.3 2.8
Graduates earning any occupational credits 33.3 33.5 21.5 8.4 3.2
Graduates earning 2 or more occupational credits 15.4 36.2 30.7 12.8 4.9
Graduates earning 3 or more occupational credits 12.0 31.2 33.7 16.2 6.9
2-credit occupational concentrators1 22.4 34.7 27.6 11.0 4.4
3-credit occupational concentrators2 22.2 36.0 28.1 9.8 3.8
Not applicable.
1 2-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 2.0 or more credits in any one of the following 11 occupational areas: agriculture; architecture and construction; business; communications and design; computer and information sciences; consumer and culinary services; engineering technologies; health sciences; manufacturing, repair, and transportation; marketing; and public services.
2 3-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 3.0 or more credits in any one of the 11 occupational areas listed in footnote 1.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 28.9 percent of all public high school graduates from the class of 2005 earned credits in one occupational area. Also, 22.4 percent of graduates who completed a 2-credit occupational concentration earned credits in one occupational area. 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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