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Table SH90. Standard errors for the 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 43,070 0.74 0.80 0.72   1.07 1.07
Percentage distribution of 2-credit occupational concentrators
Any occupational concentration 24,590 1.10 1.23 0.96   1.19 1.19
Agriculture and natural resources 7,310 2.31 2.51 1.43   2.03 2.03
Business 10,520 1.46 1.98 1.52   1.83 1.83
Communications and design 7,770 1.43 2.22 1.97   2.21 2.21
Computer and information sciences 5,800 1.38 2.31 2.25   2.67 2.67
Construction and architecture 3,780 3.08 2.81 2.35   1.97 1.97
Consumer and culinary services 6,500 2.12 2.39 1.56   1.97 1.97
Engineering technologies 5,320 2.32 3.11 2.96   3.14 3.14
Health sciences 5,200 2.40 2.30 1.95   2.50 2.50
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 9,640 1.96 2.00 1.34   1.61 1.61
Marketing 5,440 2.24 2.70 1.86   2.76 2.76
Public services 4,500 4.07 2.91 3.41   6.84 6.84
Nonconcentrator 30,830 0.69 0.77 0.75   1.22 1.22
Percentage distribution of 3-credit occupational concentrators
Any occupational concentration 17,170 1.26 1.39 1.05   1.33 1.33
Agriculture and natural resources 5,370 2.59 2.70 1.67   2.45 2.45
Business 5,240 2.10 2.96 2.01   2.84 2.84
Communications and design 4,290 2.18 3.00 2.57   3.23 3.23
Computer and information sciences 2,920 1.96 3.29 3.48   4.12 4.12
Construction and architecture 2,850 3.40 3.65 2.12   2.40 2.40
Consumer and culinary services 3,610 2.47 2.90 1.84   2.68 2.68
Engineering technologies 3,220 3.90 3.63 4.38   4.77 4.77
Health sciences 4,460 2.92 3.14 1.76   3.31 3.31
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 6,920 2.17 2.26 1.49   1.80 1.80
Marketing 3,170 2.51 3.18 2.54   3.80 3.80
Public services 3,350 6.22 4.20 5.69   11.16 11.16
Nonconcentrator 36,870 0.72 0.82 0.73   1.14 1.14
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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