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Table H91. Number and percentage distribution of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators or nonconcentrators, by size and locale of 12th-grade school, and occupational area of concentration: 2005  
Occupational concentrator status Number of graduates Size of 12th-grade school1     Locale of 12th-grade school  
Small   Medium   Large Urban   Suburban and town   Rural
                             
Percentage distribution of 2-credit occupational concentrators2
                             
Any occupational concentration 939,000 14.8   64.0   21.2     21.9   43.4   34.7  
Agriculture and natural resources 114,500 33.3   58.6   8.1     5.4   30.8   63.8  
Business 204,700 16.3   63.9   19.8     23.9   40.3   35.8  
Communications and design 130,600 9.4   63.1   27.5     23.9   45.1   31.1  
Computer and information sciences 89,600 14.1   59.4   26.5     24.4   45.2   30.4  
Construction and architecture 51,800 18.1   63.0   18.9     12.1   39.9   48.0  
Consumer and culinary services 105,400 9.4   66.2   24.4     24.9   45.6   29.5  
Engineering technologies 59,000 9.7   67.9   22.4     20.0   50.4   29.6  
Health sciences 77,600 10.8   65.4   23.8     27.0   38.7   34.4  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 181,600 16.9   68.6   14.5     18.3   43.5   38.1  
Marketing 64,000 3.2 ! 67.7   29.1     27.5   55.3   17.2  
Public services 28,500 25.2 ! 55.4   19.5     29.6   37.4   33.0  
                             
Nonconcentrator 1,478,400 9.8   63.5   26.8     27.2   49.8   23.1  
                             
Percentage distribution of 3-credit occupational concentrators3
                             
Any occupational concentration 514,000 15.3   65.5   19.2     22.2   41.4   36.4  
Agriculture and natural resources 71,300 34.9   56.6   8.5     3.9   29.0   67.0  
Business 74,400 12.7   64.1   23.1     27.1   43.1   29.8  
Communications and design 49,600 6.9 ! 65.1   28.0     22.9   45.4   31.7  
Computer and information sciences 34,600 14.1   63.0   22.8     24.7   44.3   31.0  
Construction and architecture 29,500 18.2   63.0   22.8     12.7   36.8   31.0  
Consumer and culinary services 53,100 7.5   70.4   22.1     27.8   43.3   28.9  
Engineering technologies 24,900 10.2 ! 66.5   23.4     19.6   58.3   22.1  
Health sciences 51,600 11.3   68.2   20.5     27.9   35.7   36.3  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 109,600 17.1   70.0   12.9     19.9   40.2   39.9  
Marketing 33,800 3.8 ! 67.5   28.7     33.0   53.4   13.6  
Public services 13,900 31.0 ! 50.8   18.2 !   36.4   31.7   31.9 !
                             
Nonconcentrator 1,903,400 10.8   63.2   26.0     25.9   48.9   25.2  
! 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 Two-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.
3Three-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 were 2-credit occupational concentrators in agriculture and natural resources, 33.3 percent attended a small school. 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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