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Table 3. Percent of high schools offering Career Clusters, by school urbanicity: 2009

  Career Clusters1  available to students
  Yes   No   CTE not offered
in the district
    No data    
Total  42.7   31.7   16.4     9.2    
Urbanicity of School                    
City 38.4   21.8   24.9     14.9    
Suburb 31.0   32.3   24.0     12.7    
Town 45.6   31.1   19.1 !   4.3 !  
Rural 50.6   36.8   6.3 !   6.3 !  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
1 Question wording on the counselor questionnaire read, "Are Career Clusters, Pathways, or Programs of Study (POS) offered to students in [your school]?"
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), “Base Year School File, 2009.”

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