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Table H100. Percentage distributions of 2004 public high school graduates by occupational concentrator status and area of concentration, and by number of occupational credits earned in high school: 2004
Occupational concentrator status,1 area of
concentration, and number of occupational credits
   
Pct. 95% CI
Total 100.0 [†]
2-credit concentrators    
Nonconcentrators 66.1 [64.1–68.1]
Occupational concentrators2 33.9 [31.9–35.9]
Agriculture and natural resources 4.5 [3.5–5.5]
Business 7.9 [7.0–8.8]
Communications and design 5.5 [4.6–6.4]
Computer and information sciences 3.1 [2.4–3.7]
Construction and architecture 1.8 [1.4–2.2]
Consumer and culinary services 3.7 [3.1–4.2]
Engineering technologies 2.2 [1.7–2.8]
Health sciences 2.4 [1.9–2.9]
Manufacturing 3.1 [2.6–3.7]
Marketing 2.4 [1.9–3.0]
Public services 0.7 [0.4–1.0]
Repair and transportation 2.9 [2.5–3.4]
3-credit concentrators    
Nonconcentrators 83.4 [81.9–84.8]
Occupational concentrators2 16.6 [15.2–18.1]
Agriculture and natural resources 2.4 [1.8–3.1]
Business 2.6 [2.1–3.2]
Communications and design 2.1 [1.6–2.6]
Computer and information sciences 0.8 [0.6–1.1]
Construction and architecture 1.0 [0.7–1.3]
Consumer and culinary services 1.9 [1.5–2.2]
Engineering technologies 0.9 [0.6–1.3]
Health sciences 1.3 [1.0–1.7]
Manufacturing 1.5 [1.2–1.9]
Marketing 1.1 [0.8–1.4]
Public services 0.2 [0.1–0.3]
Repair and transportation 1.8 [1.4–2.1]
Number of occupational credits    
0.00–1.99 credits 45.3 [43.2–47.4]
2.00–3.99 credits 32.2 [30.8–33.7]
4.00 or more credits 22.4 [20.5–24.4]
† Not applicable.
1 The 2- and 3-credit occupational concentrators are graduates who earned at least 2.0 and 3.0 credits, respectively, in one of the 12 occupational areas listed in the table. Graduates can concentrate in more than one occupational area.
2 Detail on specific occupational concentrators does not sum to totals because some graduates concentrated in more than one occupational area.
NOTE: See the Technical Notes for the definition of 95% CI (confidence interval). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “First Follow-up, 2004” and High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2004.

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