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Table H126. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned credits, by curricular area: 1990, 2000, 2005, and 2009

Curricular area 1990   2000   2005   2009  
                 
All curricular areas, total 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0  
                 
Academic, any 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0  
Core academics, any 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0  
English 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0  
Mathematics 100.0   99.9   100.0   100.0  
Science 99.6   99.7   99.8   99.9  
Social studies 99.9   99.7   99.8   99.8  
Fine arts 73.9   82.5   83.0   85.7  
Foreign languages 70.6   82.3   84.8   87.5  
                 
Enrichment/other 99.5   98.9   99.8   99.6  
                 
Career/technical education (CTE), any 98.0   96.6   96.6   94.1  
Non-occupational CTE, any 86.3   80.0   79.8   70.3  
Family and consumer sciences education 45.5   36.5   41.1   33.8  
General labor market preparation, any 78.7   71.6   69.1   59.4  
                 
Occupational education, any 88.2   89.0   87.0   84.9  
Agriculture and natural resources 9.1   11.8   11.6   10.7  
Business 51.7   48.1   39.8   32.5  
Communications and design 18.4   25.5   30.2   29.6  
Computer and information sciences 25.1   24.3   19.5   21.2  
Construction and architecture 7.4   6.9   6.7   6.7  
Consumer and culinary services 13.8   19.3   20.0   18.0  
Engineering technologies 13.7   14.2   11.8   11.1  
Health sciences 3.2   10.6   9.6   10.3  
Manufacturing 22.4   16.5   16.4   12.9  
Marketing 8.5   7.8   9.5   8.5  
Public services 3.8   7.8   6.9   9.6  
Repair and transportation 10.1   9.3   8.8   8.0  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 1990, 2000, 2005, and 2009.

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