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Table H95. Average number of credits earned in occupational education by public high school graduates, and percentage of graduates earning any and 3.0 or more credits in any career/technical education (CTE) occupational area, by selected demographic characteristics: 1990, 2000, and 2005
  Average credits earned in occupational education     Percent earning any occupational credits     Percent earning 3.0 or more credits in one occupational area1
Demographic characteristic 1990   2000   2005     1990   2000   2005     1990   2000   2005
                                       
All graduates 2.7   2.9   2.6     88.2   89.0   86.9     23.8   22.7   20.8
                                       
Race/ethnicity2                                      
White 2.7   3.0   2.7     87.9   88.8   87.2     24.4   23.4   21.7
Black 2.6   2.8   2.6     88.1   90.7   88.2     24.4   23.4   22.0
Hispanic 2.7   2.6   2.4     92.2   89.2   87.1     24.1   21.3   18.0
Asian 1.9   2.0   1.9     84.5   84.3   79.5     11.8   12.6   11.4
American Indian 2.8   3.2   2.5     89.4   95.2   81.6     30.0   25.3   18.8
Other 2.3   2.8   2.0     95.1   93.0   81.7         20.7
                                       
Sex                                      
Male 3.0   3.3   3.0     91.1   91.4   89.7     25.2   25.5   24.4
Female 2.4   2.5   2.3     85.5   86.6   84.1     22.6   19.9   17.4
                                       
Disability status in grade 12                                      
Disabled 3.4   3.4   3.0     86.3   91.7   87.4     36.8   31.5   25.2
No reported disability 2.7   2.8   2.6     88.2   88.8   86.8     23.5   22.3   20.4
                                       
Limited English proficiency in grade 12                                      
Limited English proficient 1.7   2.1   1.9     83.8   83.8   83.5     11.5 ! 15.0   11.1
No reported limited English proficiency 2.7   2.9   2.7     88.2   89.0   87.0     23.9   22.8   21.1
                                       
Grade 9 mathematics                                      
Geometry or higher 1.7   2.2   2.2     82.2   84.4   83.6     9.3   15.2   15.8
Algebra 2.3   2.7   2.7     86.6   89.4   87.2     17.9   21.4   21.1
Below algebra or no mathematics 3.2   3.6   3.0     91.1   91.9   89.5     32.9   30.5   25.3
                                       
Size of 12th-grade school                                      
0-499 students 2.7   3.9   3.4     89.1   95.2   92.5     23.7   30.4   27.4
500-999 students 3.0   3.3   2.9     88.4   89.1   88.7     30.0   28.2   23.8
1,000-1,499 students 2.6   2.9   2.6     86.8   90.3   85.5     22.9   23.6   22.1
1,500-1,999 students 2.5   2.4   2.5     87.3   87.9   86.5     22.0   17.0   19.4
2,000 or more students 2.3   2.3   2.3     89.4   84.4   86.2     17.6   17.5   16.6
! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The percentage of graduates who earned 3.0 or more credits in any one of the following occupational areas: agriculture and natural resources; business; communications and design; computer and information sciences; construction and architecture; consumer and culinary services; engineering technologies; health sciences; manufacturing; repair and transportation; marketing; or public services.
2 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. The "other" category includes graduates of more than one race and graduates whose race is unknown. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
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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