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Table H85. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by disability status, limited English proficiency (LEP) status, and occupational area of concentration: 2005
Occupational area of concentration All graduates   Disability status in grade 12   LEP status in grade 12
Has disability   No reported disability LEP   No reported LEP
                   
Number of graduates 2,417,400   208,000   2,209,400   81,200   2,336,200
                   
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators1
                   
Any occupational concentration 38.8   43.8   38.4   26.4   39.3
Agriculture and natural resources 4.7   7.5   4.5   1.8   4.8
Business 8.5   4.2   8.9   3.6   8.6
Communications and design 5.4   3.7   5.6   2.4   5.5
Computer and information sciences 3.7   2.8   3.8   2.3   3.8
Construction and architecture 2.1   4.9   1.9   1.3   2.2
Consumer and culinary services 4.4   7.1   4.1   3.3   4.4
Engineering technologies 2.4   2.4   2.4   1.2   2.5
Health sciences 3.2   2.6   3.3   3.2   3.2
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 7.5   14.4   6.9   6.5   7.5
Marketing 2.6   1.7   2.7   1.3 ! 2.7
Public services 1.2   1.0   1.2   1.6 ! 1.2
                   
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators2
                   
Any occupational concentration 21.3   26.1   20.8   11.3   21.6
Agriculture and natural resources 2.9   5.0   2.8   0.7 ! 3.0
Business 3.1   1.0   3.3   1.6   3.1
Communications and design 2.0   1.5   2.1   0.9 ! 2.1
Computer and information sciences 1.4   0.9   1.5   0.6 ! 1.5
Construction and architecture 1.2   3.2   1.0   0.5 ! 1.2
Consumer and culinary services 2.2   4.2   2.0   1.2   2.2
Engineering technologies 1.0   0.9   1.0   0.2 ! 1.1
Health sciences 2.1   1.3   2.2   1.5   2.2
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 4.5   9.1   4.1   3.0   4.6
Marketing 1.4   0.7   1.5   0.7 ! 1.4
Public services 0.6   0.5 ! 0.6   0.7 ! 0.6
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
1 2-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 2.0 or more credits in any one of the 11 occupational areas listed in this table.
23-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 3.0 or more credits in any one of the 11 occupational areas listed in this table.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among public high school graduates with a disability from the class of 2005, 7.5 percent were 2-credit occupational concentrators in agriculture and natural resources.
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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