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Table H78. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned any career/technical education (CTE) credits during high school, by highest mathematics course completed in grade 9, completion of 4-year college preparatory coursework, and CTE area: 2005
CTE area All graduates   Grade 9 mathematics   Completed 4-year college preparatory coursework
Below algebra or no mathematics Algebra   Geometry or higher No   Yes  
Number of graduates 2,417,400   563,100 1,268,800   585,600   1,253,900   1,163,600  
                       
CTE, total 96.6   98.5 96.7   94.4   98.1   94.9  
Non-occupational CTE, total 79.8   86.8 79.1   74.9   84.2   75.1  
Family and consumer sciences education 41.1   50.4 40.6   33.2   46.9   34.8  
General labor market preparation, total 69.1   74.8 67.7   66.4   72.7   65.2  
                       
Occupational education, total 86.9   89.5 87.2   83.6   90.5   82.9  
Agriculture and natural resources 11.5   16.3 11.3   7.4   15.1   7.6  
Business 39.8   38.5 41.0   38.6   40.6   39.0  
Business finance 10.1   8.4 10.5   10.9   10.1   10.1  
Business management 17.3   16.7 18.0   16.2   18.8   15.7  
Business support 22.2   22.1 22.7   21.4   21.6   23.0  
Communications and design 30.2   26.6 31.5   30.7   30.8   29.5  
Computer and information sciences 19.4   16.9 19.3   22.2   18.3   20.7  
Construction and architecture 6.7   8.6 6.6   5.2   9.0   4.3  
Architecture 2.1   1.7 2.0   2.4   2.0   2.1  
Construction 4.9   7.1 4.8   3.1   7.3   2.3  
Consumer and culinary services 20.0   26.3 19.5   15.1   23.9   15.8  
Consumer services 12.4   16.6 12.0   9.4   15.2   9.4  
Culinary arts 9.7   12.9 9.3   7.4   11.5   7.7  
Engineering technologies 11.8   10.9 11.5   13.3   13.0   10.6  
Health sciences 9.3   9.8 9.5   8.3   9.4   9.2  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 22.1   29.6 21.9   15.4   28.9   14.8  
Manufacturing 16.4   22.1 16.3   11.0   21.1   11.3  
Repair and transportation 8.8   12.5 8.4   6.0   12.6   4.7  
Repair 8.1   11.8 7.7   5.2   11.8   4.0  
Transportation 1.0   1.1 1.0   0.9 ! 1.1   0.8  
Marketing 9.4   9.1 10.0   8.7   10.6   8.2  
Public services 6.9   6.9 6.9   7.0   7.1   6.6  
Education and library science 3.4   3.2 3.4   3.5   3.4   3.4  
Education 2.2   1.4 2.4   2.6   1.9   2.5  
Library science 1.3   1.8 1.1   1.0   1.6   0.9  
Protective/legal services and public administration 3.6   3.9 3.6   3.6   3.8   3.4  
Protective services 3.5   3.8 3.4   3.4   3.6   3.3  
Public administration and legal services 0.2 ! 0.2 !   0.3 ! 0.1 !
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 98.5 percent of public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who completed no mathematics courses in grade 9 above the algebra level (including no courses at all) 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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