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Table H102. Among 2004 public high school graduates who enrolled in postsecondary education within the first 2 years after high school graduation, percentage with various enrollment characteristics, by occupational concentrator status, area of concentration, and number of occupational credits earned in high school: 2006
Occupational concentrator status,1
area of concentration, and
number of occupational credits
First enrolled in
4-year institution
  Enrolled
immediately
and full time2
  Worked full time while enrolled3
   
   
Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI
All graduates 58.4 [56.1–60.6]   83.1 [82.0–84.2]   21.2 [19.9–22.5]
2-credit concentrators                
Nonconcentrators 61.7 [59.3–64.1]   84.0 [82.7–85.3]   19.7 [18.1–21.2]
Occupational concentrators 51.1 [47.9–54.4]   81.2 [79.3–83.2]   24.7 [22.3–27.0]
Agriculture and natural resources 38.3 [28.8–47.7]   80.7 [73.6–87.7]   24.9 [18.3–31.5]
Business 57.8 [52.1–63.6]   83.7 [79.9–87.5]   23.0 [18.8–27.1]
Communications and design 57.9 [50.9–64.9]   86.1 [82.0–90.3]   17.7 [13.2–22.3]
Computer and information sciences 61.4 [53.1–69.8]   82.0 [75.2–88.8]   21.8 [15.1–28.6]
Construction and architecture 33.4 [19.6–47.2]   70.7 [59.0–82.5]   38.0 [26.1–49.8]
Consumer and culinary services 39.1 [30.2–47.9]   68.0 [60.0–76.0]   28.1 [20.1–36.1]
Engineering technologies 57.0 [46.7–67.3]   83.9 [76.3–91.5]   23.0 [14.8–31.2]
Health sciences 53.6 [44.9–62.3]   80.5 [72.5–88.5]   25.7 [18.3–33.1]
Manufacturing 30.4 [19.9–40.9]   81.4 [74.2–88.5]   35.6 [27.3–43.9]
Marketing 58.8 [48.1–69.4]   80.6 [72.2–89.0]   28.3 [20.3–36.4]
Public services 40.4 [27.5–53.3]   82.5 [66.8–98.3]   42.3 [25.4–59.1]
Repair and transportation 29.3 [18.4–40.2]   73.0 [63.5–82.5]   39.0 [26.3–51.6]
3-credit concentrators                
Nonconcentrators 60.1 [57.8–62.3]   83.9 [82.8–85.0]   20.2 [18.9–21.6]
Occupational concentrators 48.3 [43.7–53.0]   78.4 [75.3–81.6]   27.1 [23.2–31.0]
Agriculture and natural resources 40.8 [27.4–54.2]   82.1 [72.3–92.0]   30.2 [20.4–39.9]
Business 60.3 [51.1–69.6]   79.8 [72.9–86.6]   19.9 [13.1–26.6]
Communications and design 51.5 [40.3–62.8]   86.0 [78.8–93.2]   14.8 [7.6–22.1]
Computer and information sciences 67.4 [52.8–81.9]   83.6 [71.4–95.8]   12.6 [3.1–22.1]
Construction and architecture 29.5 [10.3–48.6]   65.6 [44.6–86.5]   45.0 [27.4–62.5]
Consumer and culinary services 30.2 [18.2–42.3]   63.6 [51.1–76.2]   27.9 [16.1–39.6]
Engineering technologies 59.3 [42.8–75.8]   78.1 [60.9–95.3]   28.8 [7.6–50.1]
Health sciences 59.7 [47.3–72.1]   78.4 [67.7–89.2]   26.6 [17.2–36.0]
Manufacturing 31.6 [16.3–46.9]   78.3 [66.8–89.7]   45.2 [30.5–59.9]
Marketing 54.8 [39.5–70.0]   78.4 [65.6–91.2]   33.0 [19.3–46.7]
Public services [†]   [†]   [†]
Repair and transportation 26.2 [12.6–39.9]   70.3 [57.3–83.3]   46.4 [29.6–63.2]
Number of occupational credits                
0.00–1.99 credits 64.3 [61.7–66.9]   85.5 [84.1–86.9]   18.1 [16.4–19.9]
2.00–3.99 credits 57.1 [53.8–60.5]   81.6 [79.4–83.7]   22.3 [19.9–24.7]
4.00 or more credits 45.7 [41.8–49.6]   79.7 [77.0–82.4]   27.0 [24.1–30.0]
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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 Graduates who had enrolled in postsecondary education by October 2004 and reported being enrolled in school full time or mostly full time.
3 Worked 35 hours or more per week.
NOTE: See the Technical Notes for the definition of 95% CI (confidence interval).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “Second Follow-up, 2006” and High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2004.

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