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Table H80. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by race/ethnicity, sex, and number of occupational credits earned: 2005
Number of occupational credits 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
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators2
All graduates 38.8   40.2 41.3 33.5 27.0 35.0   44.5 33.5
Graduates who earned any                    
occupational credits 44.7   46.1 46.8 38.4 33.9 42.8   49.6 39.8
Graduates who earned 2.0 or more                    
occupational credits 68.6   69.6 70.7 63.4 61.0 61.5   70.8 66.1
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators3
All graduates 21.3   22.3 22.2 18.2 11.7 20.1   25.3 17.4
Graduates who earned any                    
occupational credits 24.5   25.6 25.1 20.9 14.7 24.6   28.2 20.7
Graduates who earned 3.0 or more                    
occupational credits 54.1   54.6 54.1 52.6 44.0 58.8   55.1 52.7
1Black 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.
2 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 and natural resources; business; communications and design; computer and information sciences; construction and architecture; consumer and culinary services; engineering technologies; health sciences; manufacturing, repair, and transportation; marketing; and public services.
33-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 2.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among all White public high school graduates from the class of 2005, 40.2 percent were 2-credit occupational concentrations. Also, 46.1 percent of White graduates who earned any occupational credits were 2-credit occupational concentrators.
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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