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Table SH86. Standard errors for the 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 43,070 19,300 29,200 21,700   29,300 37,100  
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators
Any occupational concentration 0.71 1.13 0.80 1.30   0.93 0.88
Agriculture and natural resources 0.29 0.57 0.36 0.32   0.47 0.26
Business 0.41 0.62 0.49 0.59   0.55 0.45
Communications and design 0.28 0.34 0.37 0.48   0.33 0.38
Computer and information sciences 0.24 0.23 0.29 0.48   0.25 0.33
Construction and architecture 0.15 0.32 0.18 0.22   0.24 0.11
Consumer and culinary services 0.26 0.49 0.30 0.34   0.34 0.26
Engineering technologies 0.21 0.28 0.21 0.42   0.24 0.26
Health sciences 0.22 0.37 0.25 0.33   0.27 0.27
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 0.36 0.66 0.47 0.40   0.53 0.32
Marketing 0.23 0.30 0.28 0.29   0.26 0.27
Public services 0.18 0.25 0.20 0.24   0.18 0.29
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators
Any occupational concentration 0.60 1.09 0.64 0.92   0.80 0.66
Agriculture and natural resources 0.21 0.42 0.26 0.23   0.34 0.20
Business 0.20 0.33 0.25 0.32   0.29 0.25
Communications and design 0.17 0.19 0.24 0.24   0.20 0.22
Computer and information sciences 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.27   0.15 0.17
Construction and architecture 0.12 0.27 0.13 0.11   0.21 0.07
Consumer and culinary services 0.14 0.35 0.14 0.21   0.22 0.14
Engineering technologies 0.13 0.20 0.12 0.27   0.15 0.16
Health sciences 0.19 0.33 0.23 0.22   0.23 0.23
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 0.27 0.55 0.34 0.26   0.40 0.21
Marketing 0.13 0.16 0.18 0.20   0.15 0.20
Public services 0.14 0.19 0.13 0.20   0.14 0.21
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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