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Table H79. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned any career/technical education (CTE) credits during high school, by size and locale of 12th-grade school, and CTE area: 2005  
CTE area All graduates     Size of 12th-grade school1     Locale of 12th-grade school  
Small   Medium   Large Urban   Suburban and town   Rural
                                 
Number of graduates 2,417,400     254,700   1,381,400   533,200     607,600   1,142,700   667,100  
                                 
CTE, total 96.6     98.7   96.8   95.1     95.6   96.4   97.8  
Non-occupational CTE, total 79.8     89.3   81.0   74.0     77.5   77.9   85.4  
Family and consumer sciences education 41.1     52.8   41.5   36.1     36.0   39.6   48.2  
General labor market preparation, total 69.1     76.6   70.5   63.5     66.6   66.8   75.1  
                                 
Occupational education, total 86.9     92.5   86.7   86.2     84.5   86.2   90.1  
Agriculture and natural resources 11.5     25.8   10.2   7.1     5.5   8.1   22.9  
Business 39.8     53.0   38.9   37.6     38.8   39.2   41.7  
Business finance 10.1     15.2   10.3   6.7     7.6   9.5   13.4  
Business management 17.3     18.5   18.9   14.0     15.9   17.3   18.4  
Business support 22.2     34.4   19.2   24.4     24.0   21.8   21.4  
Communications and design 30.2     27.2   30.3   32.2     28.0   31.2   30.4  
Computer and information sciences 19.4     23.2   18.6   20.0     21.1   18.5   19.6  
Construction and architecture 6.7     8.7   6.8   6.0     4.4   6.4   9.3  
Architecture 2.1     1.2   2.3   1.7     1.4   2.3   2.2  
Construction 4.9     7.9   4.6   4.4     3.2   4.3   7.5  
Consumer and culinary services 20.0     20.8   20.5   19.5     19.0   20.4   20.2  
Consumer services 12.4     12.4   12.7   12.2     12.4   12.7   12.0  
Culinary arts 9.7     10.3   10.3   9.0     8.5   9.9   10.4  
Engineering technologies 11.8     9.4   12.3   11.8     9.6   12.3   12.9  
Health sciences 9.3     7.9   9.8   9.7     10.0   8.3   10.4  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 22.1     29.0   22.8   18.2     18.0   21.7   26.7  
Manufacturing 16.4     23.0   17.0   13.1     11.7   16.7   20.0  
Repair and transportation 8.8     10.9   9.0   7.1     8.5   7.6   11.0  
Repair 8.1     10.1   8.1   6.6     7.6   7.0   10.2  
Transportation 1.0     0.9 ! 1.2   0.7     1.4 ! 0.8 ! 1.0  
Marketing 9.4     4.6   10.1   10.4     9.3   10.9   7.1  
Public services 6.9     7.5   6.0   8.0     7.7   5.8   8.0  
Education and library science 3.4     4.6   3.3   3.3     3.1   2.8   4.7  
Education 2.2     2.2 ! 2.0   2.7     2.3 ! 2.0   2.5  
Library science 1.3     2.8   1.3   0.5     0.8   0.9   2.3  
Protective/legal services and                                
public administration 3.6     2.9 ! 2.9   4.8     4.8   3.1   3.5  
Protective services 3.5     2.7 ! 2.8   4.6     4.6   3.0   3.3 !
Public administration and legal services 0.2 !   0.2 ! 0.1 ! 0.2 !   0.3 ! 0.1 ! 0.3 !
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
1Small 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 98.7 percent of public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who attended a small school 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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