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Table H87. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by size and locale of 12th-grade school, and occupational area of concentration: 2005  
Occupational area of concentration 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  
                         
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators2
                         
Any occupational concentration 38.8   49.5   39.4 33.8   33.9   35.6 48.9  
Agriculture and natural resources 4.7   13.2   4.3 1.5   1.0   3.1 11.0  
Business 8.5   11.9   8.6 6.9   8.1   7.2 11.0  
Communications and design 5.4   4.4   5.4 6.1   5.1   5.2 6.1  
Computer and information sciences 3.7   4.5   3.5 4.0   3.6   3.5 4.1  
Construction and architecture 2.1   3.4   2.2 1.7   1.0   1.8 3.7  
Consumer and culinary services 4.4   3.5   4.6 4.4   4.3   4.2 4.7  
Engineering technologies 2.4   2.0   2.6 2.2   1.9   2.6 2.6  
Health sciences 3.2   3.0   3.3 3.2   3.4   2.6 4.0  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 7.5   11.1   8.3 4.6   5.5   6.9 10.4  
Marketing 2.6   0.7 ! 2.9 3.2   2.9   3.1 1.6  
Public services 1.2   2.4 ! 1.0 0.9   1.4 ! 0.9 1.4  
                         
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators3
                         
Any occupational concentration 21.3   28.1   22.2 16.9   18.8   18.6 28.1  
Agriculture and natural resources 2.9   8.6   2.6 1.0   0.5   1.8 7.2  
Business 3.1   3.4   3.2 3.0   3.3   2.8 3.3  
Communications and design 2.0   1.2 ! 2.1 2.3   1.9   2.0 2.4  
Computer and information sciences 1.4   1.7   1.4 1.3   1.4   1.3 1.6  
Construction and architecture 1.2   2.0   1.4 0.6   0.6   1.0 2.2  
Consumer and culinary services 2.2   1.5   2.5 2.0   2.4   2.0 2.3  
Engineering technologies 1.0   0.9 ! 1.1 1.0   0.8   1.3 0.8  
Health sciences 2.1   2.1   2.3 1.8   2.4   1.6 2.8  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 4.5   6.8   5.1 2.4   3.6   3.9 6.6  
Marketing 1.4   0.5 ! 1.5 1.6   1.8   1.6 0.7  
Public services 0.6   1.4 ! 0.4 0.4   0.8 ! 0.4 0.7 !
! 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.
2 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.
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 this table.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who attended a small school, 13.2 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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