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Table H76. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned any Career/technical education (CTE) credits during high school, by race/ethnicity, sex, and CTE area: 2005
CTE area All graduates     Race/ethnicity1     Sex  
White   Black   Hispanic   Asian/Pacific Islander   American Indian/Other Male   Female
                                     
Number of graduates 2,417,400     1,645,100   329,500   298,500   109,000   35,300     1,175,400   1,242,000  
                                     
CTE, total 96.6     96.5   97.8   97.3   92.4   94.8     97.4   95.8  
Non-occupational CTE, total 79.8     79.4   83.2   81.1   71.4   83.0     78.9   80.8  
Family and consumer sciences education 41.1     42.1   42.0   38.1   29.6   45.3     34.7   47.1  
General labor market preparation, total 69.1     68.2   73.3   71.2   63.1   68.0     70.5   67.7  
                                     
Occupational education, total 86.9     87.1   88.2   87.1   79.5   81.6     89.7   84.1  
Agriculture and natural resources 11.5     13.2   6.9   9.5   4.8   14.9     14.6   8.6  
Business 39.8     39.5   45.7   39.8   29.7   31.0     39.7   39.9  
Business finance 10.1     11.0   9.8   6.3   7.6   9.7     9.6   10.5  
Business management 17.3     18.3   18.6   12.0   14.4   13.6     18.3   16.3  
Business support 22.2     20.3   29.0   28.9   14.4   16.3     21.3   23.2  
Communications and design 30.2     32.0   24.9   27.7   26.3   27.6     28.6   31.6  
Computer and information sciences 19.4     18.8   19.4   19.5   28.6   20.5     25.0   14.2  
Construction and architecture 6.7     7.2   6.1   6.1   3.1   5.1     11.8   1.9  
Architecture 2.1     2.4   1.0   1.5   1.5   0.7 !   3.5   0.7  
Construction 4.9     5.1   5.1   4.8   1.6   4.4 !   8.8   1.2  
Consumer and culinary services 20.0     19.4   24.7   20.9   13.2   19.2     12.1   27.5  
Consumer services 12.4     11.9   16.2   13.2   7.4   11.9     4.9   19.6  
Culinary arts 9.7     9.5   11.8   9.9   6.1   8.3     8.0   11.2  
Engineering technologies 11.8     13.1   8.6   9.4   11.4   4.2     19.3   4.7  
Health sciences 9.3     8.9   12.5   9.5   7.1   5.9     5.9   12.6  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 22.1     24.0   15.0   21.4   17.5   21.6     31.6   13.1  
Manufacturing 16.4     18.4   9.7   13.8   12.6   17.0     21.5   11.6  
Repair and transportation 8.8     9.2   6.5   9.5   6.6   10.9     15.8   2.1  
Repair 8.1     8.4   5.7   8.9   6.1   10.4     14.5   2.0  
Transportation 1.0     1.0   1.0 ! 1.1   0.5 ! 0.5 !   1.8   0.2 !
Marketing 9.4     9.7   10.3   7.7   8.9   6.7     9.4   9.5  
Public services 6.9     6.8   6.4   7.8   7.0   8.8     5.9   7.8  
Education and library science 3.4     3.4   3.1   3.3   3.5   6.0     2.2   4.5  
Education 2.2     2.3   1.7   1.8   2.5   2.1 !   1.3   3.1  
Library science 1.3     1.2   1.4 ! 1.5   1.0 ! 3.9 !   1.0   1.5  
Protective/legal services and                                    
public administration 3.6     3.5   3.5   4.7   3.6 ! 2.9 !   3.8   3.5  
Protective services 3.5     3.4   3.4   4.6   3.0 ! 2.1 !   3.7   3.3  
Public administration and legal services 0.2 !   0.2 ! 0.1 ! 0.1 ! 0.6 ! 0.8 !   0.1 ! 0.3 !
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and American Indian/Other includes Alaska Native, graduates of more than one race, and graduates whose race is unknown. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 96.5 percent of White public high school graduates from the class of 2005 earned credits in CTE.
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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