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Table H32. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by number of occupational areas in which they earned credits: 2005
Number of occupational areas in which graduate earned credits 2-credit occupational concentrators1 3-credit occupational concentrators2
1 occupational area 30.1 16.3
2 occupational areas 46.3 26.3
3 occupational areas 57.2 32.0
4 occupational areas 58.2 28.5
5 or more occupational areas 61.2 29.4
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 among all public high school graduates who earned credits in only 2 occupational areas, 46.3 percent completed a 2-credit occupational concentration.
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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