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Table H90. Number and percentage distribution of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators or nonconcentrators, 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
Percentage distribution of all graduates 2,417,400 23.3 52.5 24.2   51.9 48.1
Percentage distribution of 2-credit occupational concentrators1
Any occupational concentration 939,000 26.3 53.8 20.0   59.5 40.5
Agriculture and natural resources 114,500 31.8 53.3 14.8   70.4 29.6
Business 204,700 20.6 57.2 22.2   51.4 48.6
Communications and design 130,600 16.4 58.6 25.0   49.2 50.8
Computer and information sciences 89,600 15.6 52.6 31.8   45.7 54.3
Construction and architecture 51,800 36.7 50.7 12.6   79.6 20.4
Consumer and culinary services 105,400 35.7 48.3 16.0   67.0 33.0
Engineering technologies 59,000 20.3 50.0 29.7   54.9 45.1
Health sciences 77,600 25.8 54.4 19.8   52.4 47.6
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 181,600 37.4 51.3 11.3   78.2 21.8
Marketing 64,000 22.1 58.4 19.6   56.3 43.7
Public services 28,500 28.2 54.9 16.9   51.8 48.2
Nonconcentrator 1,478,400 21.4 51.7 26.9   47.0 53.0
Percentage distribution of 3-credit occupational concentrators2
Any occupational concentration 514,000 28.7 53.0 18.4   64.7 35.3
Agriculture and natural resources 71,300 30.6 54.0 15.3   71.1 28.9
Business 74,400 23.0 57.1 19.9   55.0 45.0
Communications and design 49,600 16.1 60.5 23.4   51.7 48.3
Computer and information sciences 34,600 15.9 50.0 34.2   50.2 49.8
Construction and architecture 29,500 40.6 49.3 10.0   86.4 13.6
Consumer and culinary services 53,100 40.3 44.3 15.4   71.4 28.6
Engineering technologies 24,900 22.4 47.6 30.1   58.4 41.6
Health sciences 51,600 26.3 55.9 17.7   55.3 44.7
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 109,600 38.9 50.9 10.2   82.2 17.8
Marketing 33,800 18.1 58.7 23.1   53.1 46.9
Public services 13,900 27.3 52.9 19.8   56.0 44.0
Nonconcentrator 1,903,400 21.8 52.4 25.8   48.4 51.6
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. Nonconcentrators are those public high school graduates who do not meet this definition.
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 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, 31.8 percent completed no mathematics above the algebra level in grade 9 (including no courses at all). Detail may not sum to total 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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