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Table H88. Number and percentage distribution of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators or nonconcentrators, by race/ethnicity, sex, and occupational area of concentration: 2005
Occupational concentrator status Number of graduates Race/ethnicity1     Sex
White   Black   Hispanic   Asian/   American Male   Female
                               
Percentage distribution of 2-credit occupational concentrators2
                               
Any occupational concentration 939,000 70.4   14.5   10.6   3.1   1.3     55.7   44.3
Agriculture and natural resources 114,500 85.1   5.4   6.6   0.8 ! 2.1     67.1   32.9
Business 204,700 64.8   20.6   10.1   3.2   1.3     45.3   54.7
Communications and design 130,600 75.7   10.5   8.1   4.1   1.6     43.5   56.5
Computer and information sciences 89,600 69.2   13.0   9.2   6.9   1.6 !   77.7   22.3
Construction and architecture 51,800 72.3   14.5   10.3   1.8   1.2 !   90.9   9.1
Consumer and culinary services 105,400 62.5   20.0   14.2   2.3   1.0     20.0   80.0
Engineering technologies 59,000 79.4   9.1   8.1   3.5   #     86.5   13.5
Health sciences 77,600 60.4   22.8   12.9   2.8   1.1     18.2   81.8
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 181,600 77.0   8.5   10.8   2.3   1.3     89.1   10.9
Marketing 64,000 69.3   16.0   10.3   3.5   1.0 !   46.0   54.0
Public services 28,500 64.8   13.3   17.8   2.8 ! 1.3 !   35.0   65.0
                               
Nonconcentrator 1,478,400 66.5   13.1   13.4   5.4   1.6     44.1   55.9
                               
Percentage distribution of 3-credit occupational concentrators3
                               
Any occupational concentration 514,000 71.4   14.2   10.6   2.5   1.4     57.8   42.2
Agriculture and natural resources 71,300 87.4   4.2   5.3   0.5 ! 2.6     70.5   29.5
Business 74,400 59.6   22.7   11.8   4.0   1.9     42.1   57.9
Communications and design 49,600 79.1   9.1   6.0   3.5 ! 2.1     45.5   54.5
Computer and information sciences 34,600 73.4   12.0   8.3   5.4   0.9 !   84.9   15.1
Construction and architecture 29,500 73.8   12.0   8.3   1.4 ! 0.4 !   90.4   9.6
Consumer and culinary services 53,100 60.1   21.6   15.9   1.1 ! 1.3 !   18.5   81.5
Engineering technologies 24,900 80.9   7.8   8.9   2.4 ! #     85.5   14.5
Health sciences 51,600 60.8   24.6   11.8   2.0   0.8 !   13.7   86.3
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 109,600 77.5   8.5   10.7   2.1   1.2 !   91.5   8.5
Marketing 33,800 67.1   14.4   13.9   3.8 ! 0.8 !   46.6   53.4
Public services 13,900 56.6   17.2   20.7   4.2 ! 1.3 !   40.2   59.8
                               
Nonconcentrator 1,903,400 67.2   13.5   12.8   5.1   1.5     46.1   53.9
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
1 Black 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 11 occupational areas listed in this table. Nonconcentrators are those public high school graduates who do not meet this definition.
3 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 this table. Nonconcentrators are those public high school graduates who do not meet this definition.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who were 2-credit occupational concentrators in agriculture and natural resources, 85.1 percent were White. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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