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Table H93. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned credits in each career/technical education (CTE) area: 1990, 2000, and 2005
CTE area 1990   2000   2005
           
All CTE areas 98.0   96.6   96.6
           
Non-occupational CTE, total 86.3   80.0   79.8
Family and consumer sciences education 45.5   36.5   41.1
General labor market preparation, total 78.7   71.6   69.1
           
Occupational education, total 88.2   89.0   86.9
Agriculture and natural resources 9.1   11.7   11.5
Business 51.7   48.1   39.8
Communications and design 18.4   25.5   30.2
Computer and information sciences 25.1   24.2   19.4
Construction and architecture 7.4   6.9   6.7
Consumer and culinary services 13.8   19.3   20.0
Engineering technologies 13.7   14.2   11.8
Health sciences 3.2   10.5   9.3
Manufacturing 22.4   16.5   16.4
Repair and transportation 10.1   9.3   8.8
Marketing 8.5   7.8   9.4
Public services 3.8   7.8   6.9
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 1990, 2000, and 2005.

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