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Table H103. Among 2004 public high school graduates who enrolled in postsecondary education within the first 2 years after high school graduation, percentage who persisted (either attained a credential or were still enrolled), 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
   
Pct. 95% CI
All graduates 82.0 [80.8–83.3]
2-credit concentrators    
Nonconcentrators 82.6 [81.1–84.1]
Occupational concentrators 80.8 [78.8–82.8]
Agriculture and natural resources 76.3 [70.6–82.1]
Business 82.1 [78.5–85.7]
Communications and design 86.9 [82.5–91.3]
Computer and information sciences 84.8 [78.8–90.9]
Construction and architecture 73.2 [60.6–85.7]
Consumer and culinary services 71.2 [62.9–79.5]
Engineering technologies 87.2 [80.4–94.0]
Health sciences 82.1 [74.6–89.6]
Manufacturing 73.0 [65.0–81.1]
Marketing 85.8 [78.8–92.8]
Public services 80.1 [69.5–90.6]
Repair and transportation 71.9 [62.5–81.4]
3-credit concentrators    
Nonconcentrators 82.4 [81.1–83.8]
Occupational concentrators 79.7 [76.6–82.8]
Agriculture and natural resources 79.3 [71.0–87.7]
Business 81.6 [74.5–88.8]
Communications and design 84.3 [76.7–91.9]
Computer and information sciences 82.8 [69.1–96.5]
Construction and architecture 69.7 [51.7–87.7]
Consumer and culinary services 70.2 [57.4–83.1]
Engineering technologies 87.3 [74.4–100.0]
Health sciences 81.3 [71.2–91.5]
Manufacturing 77.6 [65.9–89.3]
Marketing 84.2 [73.1–95.4]
Public services [†]
Repair and transportation 69.0 [56.2–81.7]
Number of occupational credits    
0.00–1.99 credits 84.3 [82.6–86.0]
2.00–3.99 credits 80.1 [77.9–82.2]
4.00 or more credits 79.6 [77.1–82.1]
† 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.
NOTE: See the Technical Notes for the definition of 95% CI (confidence interval). Persistence status was measured as of the time of the 2006 interview.
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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