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Table H75. Average number of credits earned during high school by public high school graduates, by size and locale of 12th-grade school, and curricular area: 2005
Curricular area All graduates     Size of 12th-grade school1     Locale of 12th-grade school  
Small   Medium   Large Urban   Suburban and town   Rural
                                 
All curricular areas 26.67     27.09   26.89   26.12     26.21   26.53   27.32  
                                 
Academic, total 19.44     18.81   19.62   19.44     19.47   19.50   19.32  
Core academics, total 15.42     14.99   15.54   15.43     15.29   15.47   15.46  
English 4.42     4.41   4.37   4.53     4.52   4.40   4.38  
Mathematics 3.68     3.46   3.73   3.67     3.66   3.71   3.64  
Science 3.98     3.94   4.02   3.93     3.89   3.99   4.04  
Social studies 3.34     3.18   3.42   3.29     3.23   3.37   3.40  
Fine arts 2.05     2.35   2.07   1.90     2.17   1.95   2.13  
Foreign languages 1.97     1.48   2.02   2.12     2.01   2.08   1.74  
                                 
Enrichment/other 3.22     3.06   3.19   3.27     3.23   3.26   3.14  
                                 
Career/technical education (CTE), total 4.01     5.21   4.07   3.42     3.51   3.77   4.86  
Non-occupational CTE, total 1.38     1.85   1.42   1.12     1.18   1.32   1.65  
Family and consumer sciences education 0.40     0.60   0.41   0.31     0.31   0.38   0.53  
General labor market preparation, total 0.97     1.26   1.00   0.81     0.86   0.95   1.12  
                                 
Occupational education, total 2.63     3.36   2.66   2.30     2.34   2.45   3.21  
Agriculture and natural resources 0.23     0.60   0.21   0.10     0.07   0.15   0.51  
Business 0.51     0.70   0.50   0.46     0.50   0.48   0.56  
Business finance 0.11     0.16   0.12   0.08     0.09   0.10   0.15  
Business management 0.17     0.15   0.19   0.14     0.16   0.17   0.19  
Business support 0.23     0.38   0.19   0.24     0.25   0.21   0.23  
Communications and design 0.36     0.30   0.36   0.38     0.34   0.36   0.37  
Computer and information sciences 0.24     0.28   0.23   0.24     0.25   0.22   0.25  
Construction and architecture 0.12     0.18   0.12   0.09     0.06   0.10   0.19  
Architecture 0.02     0.01 ! 0.02   0.02     0.01   0.03   0.02  
Construction 0.10     0.17   0.10   0.07     0.05   0.08   0.17  
Consumer and culinary services 0.27     0.25   0.28   0.25     0.26   0.26   0.28  
Consumer services 0.16     0.12   0.16   0.16     0.16   0.16   0.15  
Culinary arts 0.11     0.13   0.12   0.09     0.09   0.11   0.13  
Engineering technologies 0.15     0.13   0.16   0.15     0.12   0.16   0.16  
Health sciences 0.16     0.16   0.17   0.14     0.17   0.13   0.19  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 0.39     0.56   0.43   0.26     0.31   0.35   0.53  
Manufacturing 0.21     0.31   0.23   0.14     0.14   0.21   0.29  
Repair and transportation 0.18     0.25   0.19   0.12     0.18   0.14   0.23  
Repair 0.17     0.24   0.18   0.11     0.17   0.13   0.23  
Transportation 0.01     0.01 ! 0.01 ! 0.01     0.01   0.01 ! 0.01  
Marketing 0.13     0.05 ! 0.14   0.15     0.14   0.16   0.09  
Public services 0.08     0.15 ! 0.07   0.08     0.11   0.06   0.09  
Education and library science 0.04     0.08 ! 0.03   0.03     0.04 ! 0.03   0.05  
Education 0.03     0.06 ! 0.02   0.03     0.04 ! 0.02   0.03  
Library science 0.01     0.02 ! 0.01   #     0.01   0.01   0.02  
Protective/legal services and                                
public administration 0.04     0.07 ! 0.03   0.05     0.07   0.03   0.04  
Protective services 0.04     0.06 ! 0.03   0.04     0.06 ! 0.03   0.03  
Public administration and legal services #     #   #   #     #   #   0.01 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
1 Small schools have up to 499 students, medium schools have 500–1,999 students, and large schools have 2,000 or more students.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who attended a small school earned an average of 5.21 credits in CTE. 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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