|Table H86. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by highest mathematics course completed in grade 9, completion of 4-year college preparatory coursework, and occupational area of concentration: 2005|
|Number of occupational credits earned||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|
|Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators1|
|Any occupational concentration||38.8||43.8||39.8||32.0||44.5||32.7|
|Agriculture and natural resources||4.7||6.5||4.8||2.9||6.4||2.9|
|Communications and design||5.4||3.8||6.0||5.6||5.1||5.7|
|Computer and information sciences||3.7||2.5||3.7||4.9||3.3||4.2|
|Construction and architecture||2.1||3.4||2.1||1.1||3.3||0.9|
|Consumer and culinary services||4.4||6.7||4.0||2.9||5.6||3.0|
|Manufacturing, repair, and transportation||7.5||12.1||7.3||3.5||11.3||3.4|
|Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators2|
|Any occupational concentration||21.3||26.2||21.5||16.1||26.5||15.6|
|Agriculture and natural resources||2.9||3.9||3.0||1.9||4.0||1.8|
|Communications and design||2.0||1.4||2.4||2.0||2.0||2.1|
|Computer and information sciences||1.4||1.0||1.4||2.0||1.4||1.5|
|Construction and architecture||1.2||2.1||1.1||0.5||2.0||0.3|
|Consumer and culinary services||2.2||3.8||1.9||1.4||3.0||1.3|
|Manufacturing, repair, and transportation||4.5||7.6||4.4||1.9||7.2||1.7|
! 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 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.
2 3-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 1.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among all public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who completed no mathematics courses in grade 9 at or above the algebra level (including no courses at all), 43.8 percent were 2-credit occupational concentrators. Also, 48.9 percent of graduates who earned any occupational credits and who took this level of mathematics couses in grade 9 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.