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Table 140. Average number of Carnegie units earned by public high school graduates in various subject fields, by selected student characteristics: Selected years, 1982 through 2005
Graduation year and selected student characteristic Total English History/ social studies Mathematics Science Foreign languages Arts Career/ technical education1 Personal use2 Computer related3
Total Less
than algebra
Algebra
or higher
Total General science Biology Chemistry Physics
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1982 graduates 21.58 (0.090) 3.93 (0.022) 3.16 (0.028) 2.63 (0.022) 0.90 (0.021) 1.74 (0.028) 2.20 (0.025) 0.73 (0.016) 0.94 (0.014) 0.34 (0.010) 0.17 (0.008) 0.99 (0.029) 1.47 (0.035) 4.62 (0.061) 2.58 (0.048) 0.12 (0.007)
Sex                                                                
Male 21.40 (0.108) 3.88 (0.026) 3.16 (0.034) 2.71 (0.030) 0.94 (0.026) 1.77 (0.039) 2.27 (0.031) 0.76 (0.018) 0.91 (0.016) 0.36 (0.014) 0.23 (0.012) 0.80 (0.030) 1.29 (0.044) 4.60 (0.076) 2.69 (0.056) 0.14 (0.012)
Female 21.75 (0.101) 3.98 (0.026) 3.15 (0.029) 2.57 (0.024) 0.86 (0.025) 1.71 (0.032) 2.13 (0.029) 0.71 (0.017) 0.97 (0.017) 0.33 (0.013) 0.12 (0.008) 1.17 (0.036) 1.63 (0.044) 4.64 (0.072) 2.48 (0.049) 0.11 (0.007)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 21.69 (0.107) 3.90 (0.025) 3.19 (0.032) 2.68 (0.026) 0.77 (0.023) 1.91 (0.032) 2.27 (0.029) 0.73 (0.017) 0.97 (0.015) 0.38 (0.013) 0.20 (0.010) 1.06 (0.033) 1.53 (0.042) 4.53 (0.071) 2.52 (0.052) 0.13 (0.009)
Black 21.15 (0.169) 4.08 (0.050) 3.08 (0.054) 2.61 (0.043) 1.36 (0.053) 1.25 (0.066) 2.06 (0.049) 0.81 (0.033) 0.90 (0.033) 0.26 (0.023) 0.09 (0.011) 0.72 (0.067) 1.26 (0.063) 4.75 (0.136) 2.60 (0.094) 0.12 (0.016)
Hispanic 21.23 (0.122) 3.94 (0.037) 3.00 (0.037) 2.33 (0.040) 1.21 (0.037) 1.12 (0.047) 1.80 (0.038) 0.75 (0.026) 0.81 (0.025) 0.16 (0.012) 0.07 (0.007) 0.77 (0.042) 1.29 (0.054) 5.22 (0.111) 2.87 (0.081) 0.08 (0.010)
Asian/Pacific Islander 22.46 (0.216) 4.01 (0.091) 3.16 (0.094) 3.15 (0.095) 0.71 (0.083) 2.44 (0.132) 2.64 (0.125) 0.51 (0.061) 1.11 (0.048) 0.61 (0.046) 0.42 (0.048) 1.79 (0.105) 1.31 (0.124) 3.34 (0.226) 3.05 (0.146) 0.22 (0.057)
American Indian/Alaska Native 21.45 (0.330) 3.98 (0.114) 3.25 (0.207) 2.35 (0.129) 1.23 (0.148) 1.12 (0.213) 2.04 (0.090) 0.67 (0.087) 0.84 (0.124) 0.42 (0.087) 0.12 (0.039) 0.48 (0.117) 1.72 (0.338) 4.77 (0.233) 2.84 (0.128) 0.06 (0.024)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  21.75 (0.092) 4.11 (0.026) 3.32 (0.032) 3.04 (0.024) 0.73 (0.027) 2.30 (0.037) 2.65 (0.032) 0.73 (0.018) 1.13 (0.017) 0.53 (0.016) 0.26 (0.012) 1.54 (0.042) 1.91 (0.050) 2.55 (0.042) 2.62 (0.058) 0.10 (0.006)
Vocational5  20.21 (0.090) 3.44 (0.035) 2.63 (0.032) 1.80 (0.032) 1.09 (0.036) 0.71 (0.030) 1.32 (0.026) 0.69 (0.023) 0.57 (0.021) 0.04 (0.006) 0.02 (0.006) 0.18 (0.015) 0.59 (0.029) 7.74 (0.082) 2.51 (0.065) 0.12 (0.016)
Both6  22.89 (0.196) 4.04 (0.037) 3.33 (0.046) 2.69 (0.041) 1.02 (0.036) 1.67 (0.054) 2.17 (0.037) 0.79 (0.023) 0.94 (0.019) 0.29 (0.018) 0.14 (0.015) 0.75 (0.036) 1.41 (0.055) 6.03 (0.091) 2.47 (0.064) 0.18 (0.020)
Neither7  18.73 (0.141) 3.58 (0.054) 2.70 (0.054) 1.73 (0.045) 1.08 (0.055) 0.65 (0.060) 1.33 (0.051) 0.69 (0.037) 0.59 (0.035) 0.03 (0.008) 0.02 (0.007) 0.22 (0.027) 0.85 (0.063) 5.23 (0.137) 3.06 (0.115) 0.05 (0.011)
1987 graduates 23.00 (0.157) 4.12 (0.022) 3.32 (0.037) 3.01 (0.029) 0.86 (0.030) 2.14 (0.042) 2.55 (0.046) 0.76 (0.033) 1.10 (0.020) 0.47 (0.015) 0.21 (0.011) 1.35 (0.049) 1.44 (0.044) 4.55 (0.084) 2.67 (0.073) 0.47 (0.022)
Sex                                                                
Male 22.88 (0.162) 4.08 (0.021) 3.29 (0.037) 3.05 (0.029) 0.91 (0.032) 2.14 (0.045) 2.59 (0.049) 0.79 (0.032) 1.05 (0.021) 0.47 (0.016) 0.26 (0.013) 1.16 (0.051) 1.24 (0.046) 4.64 (0.089) 2.83 (0.081) 0.47 (0.023)
Female 23.12 (0.156) 4.15 (0.026) 3.35 (0.041) 2.96 (0.030) 0.82 (0.032) 2.15 (0.045) 2.52 (0.048) 0.74 (0.035) 1.14 (0.022) 0.47 (0.017) 0.17 (0.012) 1.53 (0.051) 1.63 (0.050) 4.47 (0.094) 2.51 (0.069) 0.47 (0.023)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 23.11 (0.189) 4.08 (0.028) 3.29 (0.045) 3.01 (0.034) 0.74 (0.031) 2.27 (0.050) 2.61 (0.058) 0.75 (0.040) 1.12 (0.025) 0.50 (0.020) 0.23 (0.012) 1.38 (0.055) 1.50 (0.055) 4.65 (0.107) 2.60 (0.082) 0.49 (0.027)
Black 22.40 (0.251) 4.22 (0.038) 3.34 (0.073) 2.99 (0.060) 1.40 (0.074) 1.59 (0.054) 2.33 (0.060) 0.90 (0.051) 1.01 (0.036) 0.31 (0.021) 0.10 (0.012) 1.08 (0.094) 1.20 (0.064) 4.52 (0.130) 2.73 (0.120) 0.39 (0.032)
Hispanic 22.84 (0.162) 4.30 (0.055) 3.22 (0.061) 2.81 (0.056) 1.30 (0.049) 1.50 (0.039) 2.24 (0.045) 0.78 (0.028) 1.07 (0.028) 0.29 (0.015) 0.10 (0.013) 1.25 (0.071) 1.34 (0.056) 4.49 (0.169) 3.19 (0.096) 0.42 (0.031)
Asian/Pacific Islander 24.47 (0.332) 4.37 (0.076) 3.65 (0.163) 3.71 (0.094) 0.53 (0.072) 3.18 (0.143) 3.14 (0.116) 0.59 (0.048) 1.17 (0.027) 0.87 (0.069) 0.50 (0.045) 2.07 (0.105) 1.18 (0.077) 3.11 (0.221) 3.23 (0.185) 0.58 (0.033)
American Indian/Alaska Native 23.23 (0.153) 4.22 (0.033) 3.18 (0.044) 2.98 (0.113) 1.35 (0.145) 1.63 (0.097) 2.44 (0.104) 0.81 (0.041) 1.22 (0.073) 0.32 (0.035) 0.09 (0.027) 0.75 (0.138) 1.68 (0.112) 4.92 (0.125) 3.06 (0.050) 0.39 (0.058)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  23.20 (0.153) 4.26 (0.029) 3.55 (0.045) 3.33 (0.031) 0.65 (0.034) 2.68 (0.051) 2.97 (0.053) 0.73 (0.031) 1.23 (0.024) 0.68 (0.022) 0.32 (0.014) 1.92 (0.066) 1.87 (0.059) 2.57 (0.071) 2.73 (0.081) 0.38 (0.017)
Vocational5  21.07 (0.161) 3.62 (0.032) 2.59 (0.040) 2.00 (0.029) 1.29 (0.051) 0.71 (0.041) 1.48 (0.047) 0.74 (0.053) 0.70 (0.037) 0.03 (0.006) 0.01 (0.003) 0.18 (0.024) 0.47 (0.031) 8.07 (0.155) 2.67 (0.112) 0.39 (0.038)
Both6  23.53 (0.179) 4.11 (0.025) 3.29 (0.031) 2.93 (0.026) 0.97 (0.045) 1.96 (0.056) 2.37 (0.051) 0.81 (0.038) 1.07 (0.028) 0.35 (0.016) 0.14 (0.011) 1.01 (0.043) 1.20 (0.054) 6.09 (0.085) 2.53 (0.068) 0.64 (0.034)
Neither7  19.56 (0.199) 3.55 (0.050) 2.45 (0.071) 2.11 (0.082) 1.62 (0.100) 0.49 (0.094) 1.47 (0.046) 0.84 (0.075) 0.59 (0.051) 0.03 (0.011) 0.00 (0.004) 0.18 (0.040) 0.76 (0.067) 5.10 (0.233) 3.93 (0.249) 0.17 (0.031)
1990 graduates 23.53 (0.127) 4.19 (0.034) 3.47 (0.040) 3.15 (0.028) 0.90 (0.032) 2.25 (0.040) 2.75 (0.028) 0.85 (0.026) 1.14 (0.019) 0.53 (0.014) 0.23 (0.010) 1.54 (0.041) 1.55 (0.045) 4.19 (0.079) 2.68 (0.073) 0.54 (0.021)
Sex                                                                
Male 23.35 (0.130) 4.13 (0.035) 3.45 (0.041) 3.16 (0.028) 0.96 (0.038) 2.20 (0.048) 2.78 (0.033) 0.88 (0.027) 1.11 (0.021) 0.52 (0.017) 0.28 (0.012) 1.33 (0.040) 1.31 (0.047) 4.32 (0.084) 2.87 (0.077) 0.50 (0.020)
Female 23.69 (0.132) 4.25 (0.036) 3.50 (0.041) 3.14 (0.033) 0.85 (0.032) 2.29 (0.039) 2.73 (0.027) 0.83 (0.027) 1.17 (0.019) 0.53 (0.014) 0.19 (0.010) 1.72 (0.045) 1.76 (0.050) 4.08 (0.087) 2.51 (0.072) 0.57 (0.026)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 23.54 (0.133) 4.12 (0.036) 3.46 (0.045) 3.13 (0.032) 0.80 (0.033) 2.33 (0.041) 2.80 (0.033) 0.84 (0.022) 1.15 (0.020) 0.55 (0.016) 0.25 (0.011) 1.58 (0.049) 1.61 (0.056) 4.22 (0.085) 2.61 (0.076) 0.52 (0.023)
Black 23.40 (0.255) 4.34 (0.044) 3.49 (0.058) 3.20 (0.064) 1.25 (0.059) 1.95 (0.071) 2.68 (0.061) 0.98 (0.068) 1.11 (0.042) 0.42 (0.024) 0.16 (0.020) 1.20 (0.075) 1.34 (0.052) 4.41 (0.166) 2.74 (0.124) 0.60 (0.055)
Hispanic 23.83 (0.210) 4.51 (0.139) 3.42 (0.071) 3.13 (0.058) 1.30 (0.076) 1.83 (0.090) 2.50 (0.046) 0.83 (0.041) 1.10 (0.034) 0.42 (0.034) 0.14 (0.016) 1.57 (0.060) 1.48 (0.072) 4.12 (0.150) 3.10 (0.103) 0.58 (0.048)
Asian/Pacific Islander 24.07 (0.236) 4.50 (0.117) 3.70 (0.126) 3.52 (0.060) 0.70 (0.121) 2.82 (0.159) 2.97 (0.114) 0.68 (0.080) 1.12 (0.085) 0.74 (0.057) 0.42 (0.047) 2.06 (0.150) 1.29 (0.084) 3.07 (0.337) 2.96 (0.221) 0.54 (0.043)
American Indian/Alaska Native 22.64 (0.267) 4.08 (0.092) 3.34 (0.083) 3.04 (0.152) 1.03 (0.084) 2.01 (0.143) 2.48 (0.175) 0.83 (0.090) 1.09 (0.090) 0.42 (0.072) 0.15 (0.039) 1.15 (0.188) 1.11 (0.126) 4.62 (0.190) 2.81 (0.148) 0.60 (0.130)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  23.53 (0.137) 4.30 (0.044) 3.65 (0.047) 3.37 (0.025) 0.68 (0.031) 2.70 (0.038) 3.06 (0.033) 0.81 (0.033) 1.23 (0.021) 0.70 (0.018) 0.32 (0.012) 2.02 (0.046) 1.93 (0.054) 2.41 (0.048) 2.78 (0.086) 0.42 (0.019)
Vocational5  21.73 (0.244) 3.60 (0.063) 2.58 (0.063) 2.07 (0.054) 1.54 (0.080) 0.53 (0.045) 1.62 (0.047) 0.87 (0.031) 0.71 (0.040) 0.03 (0.008) 0.01 (0.004) 0.17 (0.029) 0.42 (0.042) 8.68 (0.179) 2.59 (0.092) 0.46 (0.067)
Both6  23.92 (0.128) 4.14 (0.026) 3.38 (0.038) 3.02 (0.031) 1.12 (0.037) 1.90 (0.044) 2.51 (0.031) 0.92 (0.024) 1.09 (0.024) 0.36 (0.015) 0.14 (0.010) 1.07 (0.040) 1.17 (0.049) 6.10 (0.056) 2.53 (0.073) 0.73 (0.034)
Neither7  19.81 (0.564) 3.63 (0.153) 2.59 (0.076) 2.01 (0.139) 1.57 (0.176) 0.44 (0.072) 1.47 (0.085) 0.79 (0.080) 0.60 (0.090) 0.04 (0.020) 0.03 (0.018) 0.21 (0.060) 0.79 (0.249) 5.81 (0.529) 3.29 (0.338) 0.36 (0.063)
1994 graduates 24.17 (0.144) 4.29 (0.028) 3.55 (0.041) 3.33 (0.021) 0.76 (0.029) 2.57 (0.036) 3.04 (0.028) 0.88 (0.024) 1.26 (0.018) 0.62 (0.013) 0.28 (0.011) 1.71 (0.033) 1.66 (0.041) 3.96 (0.068) 2.63 (0.077) 0.64 (0.025)
Sex                                                                
Male 23.79 (0.146) 4.26 (0.028) 3.51 (0.041) 3.32 (0.022) 0.85 (0.032) 2.48 (0.038) 3.03 (0.030) 0.91 (0.026) 1.20 (0.020) 0.59 (0.015) 0.32 (0.014) 1.49 (0.034) 1.43 (0.038) 4.13 (0.074) 2.83 (0.081) 0.63 (0.027)
Female 24.11 (0.147) 4.32 (0.030) 3.59 (0.041) 3.34 (0.023) 0.68 (0.029) 2.66 (0.037) 3.06 (0.028) 0.86 (0.024) 1.31 (0.018) 0.64 (0.014) 0.24 (0.010) 1.93 (0.034) 1.87 (0.051) 3.80 (0.074) 2.44 (0.078) 0.65 (0.027)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 24.08 (0.183) 4.23 (0.035) 3.56 (0.049) 3.36 (0.023) 0.70 (0.034) 2.66 (0.041) 3.13 (0.032) 0.89 (0.030) 1.29 (0.022) 0.65 (0.014) 0.30 (0.014) 1.76 (0.039) 1.74 (0.049) 3.96 (0.080) 2.61 (0.096) 0.63 (0.028)
Black 23.28 (0.132) 4.36 (0.034) 3.51 (0.039) 3.23 (0.030) 1.09 (0.067) 2.14 (0.079) 2.80 (0.042) 0.92 (0.051) 1.21 (0.036) 0.49 (0.028) 0.17 (0.013) 1.35 (0.052) 1.36 (0.066) 4.29 (0.121) 2.69 (0.101) 0.64 (0.039)
Hispanic 23.71 (0.131) 4.61 (0.075) 3.45 (0.046) 3.28 (0.041) 0.96 (0.030) 2.32 (0.057) 2.69 (0.046) 0.83 (0.058) 1.19 (0.027) 0.49 (0.047) 0.17 (0.021) 1.73 (0.062) 1.51 (0.046) 3.87 (0.124) 2.93 (0.086) 0.76 (0.044)
Asian/Pacific Islander 23.84 (0.256) 4.60 (0.091) 3.66 (0.097) 3.66 (0.082) 0.67 (0.113) 2.98 (0.189) 3.35 (0.131) 0.80 (0.034) 1.22 (0.042) 0.81 (0.062) 0.48 (0.058) 2.09 (0.085) 1.32 (0.121) 3.01 (0.236) 2.78 (0.123) 0.71 (0.034)
American Indian/Alaska Native 23.40 (0.541) 4.27 (0.113) 3.57 (0.201) 3.11 (0.038) 0.94 (0.108) 2.17 (0.125) 2.82 (0.073) 0.91 (0.057) 1.28 (0.069) 0.50 (0.065) 0.13 (0.039) 1.30 (0.150) 2.01 (0.351) 4.27 (0.256) 3.12 (0.355) 0.53 (0.217)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  23.86 (0.133) 4.37 (0.034) 3.69 (0.042) 3.52 (0.022) 0.58 (0.030) 2.94 (0.039) 3.32 (0.031) 0.83 (0.027) 1.34 (0.021) 0.77 (0.017) 0.37 (0.014) 2.14 (0.040) 2.05 (0.054) 2.28 (0.045) 2.71 (0.071) 0.50 (0.022)
Vocational5  21.20 (0.252) 3.70 (0.055) 2.49 (0.071) 2.20 (0.052) 1.56 (0.066) 0.64 (0.048) 1.69 (0.064) 0.80 (0.049) 0.83 (0.046) 0.03 (0.006) 0.02 (0.007) 0.14 (0.029) 0.34 (0.036) 8.64 (0.214) 2.41 (0.141) 0.55 (0.055)
Both6  24.41 (0.149) 4.23 (0.029) 3.45 (0.039) 3.17 (0.023) 0.96 (0.039) 2.21 (0.045) 2.78 (0.031) 0.96 (0.026) 1.19 (0.021) 0.45 (0.016) 0.17 (0.010) 1.24 (0.037) 1.21 (0.036) 6.01 (0.059) 2.52 (0.095) 0.85 (0.032)
Neither7  20.56 (0.476) 3.54 (0.130) 2.24 (0.075) 2.25 (0.073) 1.71 (0.121) 0.54 (0.100) 1.53 (0.078) 0.82 (0.076) 0.63 (0.075) 0.05 (0.024) 0.02 (0.011) 0.19 (0.063) 0.56 (0.105) 6.51 (0.347) 4.47 (0.497) 0.33 (0.063)
1998 graduates 25.14 (0.162) 4.25 (0.037) 3.74 (0.038) 3.40 (0.024) 0.67 (0.022) 2.73 (0.034) 3.12 (0.026) 0.89 (0.024) 1.26 (0.021) 0.66 (0.015) 0.31 (0.015) 1.85 (0.039) 1.90 (0.079) 3.99 (0.098) 2.89 (0.076) 0.74 (0.033)
Sex                                                                
Male 24.64 (0.162) 4.19 (0.038) 3.68 (0.040) 3.37 (0.024) 0.74 (0.023) 2.64 (0.034) 3.09 (0.028) 0.93 (0.026) 1.20 (0.021) 0.62 (0.014) 0.33 (0.018) 1.62 (0.040) 1.61 (0.072) 4.25 (0.099) 3.12 (0.079) 0.78 (0.032)
Female 25.04 (0.166) 4.31 (0.039) 3.80 (0.036) 3.42 (0.025) 0.62 (0.023) 2.80 (0.035) 3.17 (0.029) 0.87 (0.023) 1.32 (0.023) 0.70 (0.018) 0.28 (0.015) 2.06 (0.041) 2.15 (0.094) 3.77 (0.114) 2.67 (0.080) 0.71 (0.038)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 24.87 (0.178) 4.19 (0.049) 3.77 (0.046) 3.40 (0.028) 0.57 (0.022) 2.84 (0.035) 3.18 (0.028) 0.87 (0.027) 1.28 (0.025) 0.69 (0.017) 0.33 (0.019) 1.90 (0.049) 2.00 (0.078) 3.97 (0.114) 2.80 (0.088) 0.73 (0.037)
Black 24.37 (0.250) 4.28 (0.045) 3.69 (0.050) 3.42 (0.042) 0.90 (0.053) 2.53 (0.072) 3.03 (0.064) 0.97 (0.045) 1.24 (0.038) 0.58 (0.025) 0.22 (0.022) 1.58 (0.062) 1.57 (0.152) 4.33 (0.149) 2.94 (0.080) 0.84 (0.064)
Hispanic 24.69 (0.218) 4.51 (0.055) 3.60 (0.051) 3.28 (0.041) 1.05 (0.055) 2.23 (0.061) 2.81 (0.054) 0.97 (0.042) 1.13 (0.026) 0.50 (0.036) 0.20 (0.020) 1.78 (0.055) 1.78 (0.113) 3.97 (0.121) 3.36 (0.121) 0.71 (0.046)
Asian/Pacific Islander 24.67 (0.195) 4.37 (0.068) 3.92 (0.086) 3.62 (0.029) 0.65 (0.134) 2.97 (0.136) 3.43 (0.079) 0.81 (0.041) 1.26 (0.027) 0.83 (0.037) 0.51 (0.036) 2.29 (0.129) 1.52 (0.056) 3.15 (0.222) 2.95 (0.208) 0.67 (0.050)
American Indian/Alaska Native 23.81 (0.350) 4.18 (0.082) 3.67 (0.093) 3.10 (0.081) 0.90 (0.067) 2.20 (0.100) 2.68 (0.081) 0.98 (0.070) 1.07 (0.056) 0.49 (0.038) 0.15 (0.024) 1.45 (0.132) 1.94 (0.146) 4.02 (0.164) 3.40 (0.212) 0.67 (0.058)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  24.61 (0.160) 4.33 (0.034) 3.87 (0.038) 3.54 (0.023) 0.53 (0.024) 3.00 (0.036) 3.34 (0.030) 0.84 (0.028) 1.33 (0.027) 0.78 (0.016) 0.38 (0.020) 2.24 (0.041) 2.41 (0.122) 2.22 (0.061) 2.97 (0.088) 0.52 (0.024)
Vocational5  22.10 (0.299) 3.46 (0.092) 2.55 (0.079) 2.17 (0.076) 1.30 (0.073) 0.87 (0.065) 1.69 (0.087) 1.05 (0.088) 0.59 (0.068) 0.03 (0.007) 0.01 (0.005) 0.14 (0.025) 0.47 (0.068) 9.12 (0.239) 3.01 (0.227) 0.81 (0.085)
Both6  25.38 (0.190) 4.20 (0.045) 3.66 (0.045) 3.30 (0.030) 0.81 (0.027) 2.49 (0.042) 2.94 (0.038) 0.96 (0.030) 1.20 (0.026) 0.54 (0.022) 0.23 (0.016) 1.45 (0.042) 1.31 (0.048) 6.06 (0.083) 2.73 (0.078) 1.03 (0.048)
Neither7  20.39 (0.371) 3.21 (0.146) 2.32 (0.235) 2.19 (0.083) 1.59 (0.137) 0.60 (0.087) 1.58 (0.095) 0.88 (0.089) 0.58 (0.052) 0.04 (0.017) 0.08 (0.031) 0.20 (0.047) 0.55 (0.083) 5.64 (0.598) 5.82 (0.379) 0.51 (0.069)
2000 graduates 26.05 (0.201) 4.39 (0.035) 3.83 (0.033) 3.56 (0.028) 0.61 (0.028) 2.95 (0.038) 3.20 (0.038) 0.85 (0.028) 1.29 (0.028) 0.69 (0.018) 0.36 (0.017) 1.95 (0.044) 2.03 (0.054) 4.21 (0.123) 2.88 (0.065) 0.83 (0.032)
Sex                                                                
Male 26.23 (0.206) 4.31 (0.034) 3.76 (0.032) 3.53 (0.031) 0.68 (0.032) 2.86 (0.046) 3.16 (0.039) 0.88 (0.028) 1.20 (0.029) 0.65 (0.017) 0.40 (0.018) 1.71 (0.044) 1.75 (0.051) 4.60 (0.154) 3.09 (0.070) 0.93 (0.036)
Female 26.46 (0.203) 4.46 (0.038) 3.89 (0.035) 3.58 (0.028) 0.55 (0.026) 3.03 (0.036) 3.25 (0.040) 0.82 (0.030) 1.36 (0.029) 0.73 (0.020) 0.33 (0.017) 2.18 (0.049) 2.30 (0.065) 3.82 (0.104) 2.69 (0.063) 0.74 (0.034)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 26.57 (0.252) 4.32 (0.037) 3.86 (0.037) 3.56 (0.031) 0.58 (0.032) 2.98 (0.043) 3.24 (0.038) 0.84 (0.031) 1.30 (0.034) 0.70 (0.020) 0.38 (0.020) 1.98 (0.053) 2.12 (0.068) 4.34 (0.164) 2.79 (0.075) 0.81 (0.036)
Black 26.28 (0.242) 4.43 (0.078) 3.75 (0.067) 3.54 (0.042) 0.72 (0.062) 2.82 (0.059) 3.13 (0.058) 0.91 (0.043) 1.26 (0.040) 0.65 (0.027) 0.27 (0.020) 1.70 (0.071) 1.95 (0.134) 4.29 (0.173) 2.98 (0.093) 0.85 (0.055)
Hispanic 25.91 (0.323) 4.69 (0.106) 3.77 (0.075) 3.42 (0.074) 0.74 (0.051) 2.68 (0.107) 2.87 (0.112) 0.85 (0.046) 1.19 (0.067) 0.58 (0.055) 0.24 (0.026) 1.90 (0.070) 1.77 (0.063) 3.83 (0.124) 3.21 (0.147) 0.89 (0.056)
Asian/Pacific Islander 26.66 (0.327) 4.57 (0.069) 3.77 (0.051) 3.96 (0.095) 0.35 (0.035) 3.61 (0.106) 3.71 (0.153) 0.71 (0.082) 1.36 (0.060) 0.96 (0.048) 0.65 (0.037) 2.51 (0.083) 1.79 (0.084) 2.82 (0.160) 3.09 (0.184) 0.92 (0.111)
American Indian/Alaska Native 26.03 (0.315) 4.12 (0.064) 3.75 (0.100) 3.29 (0.083) 0.91 (0.164) 2.38 (0.178) 2.88 (0.112) 0.98 (0.037) 1.25 (0.080) 0.45 (0.044) 0.19 (0.042) 1.40 (0.105) 1.99 (0.220) 4.79 (0.429) 2.89 (0.230) 0.96 (0.074)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  25.82 (0.186) 4.47 (0.040) 3.93 (0.043) 3.70 (0.034) 0.49 (0.024) 3.21 (0.042) 3.39 (0.042) 0.81 (0.033) 1.35 (0.033) 0.80 (0.023) 0.42 (0.019) 2.32 (0.050) 2.52 (0.072) 2.28 (0.049) 2.96 (0.075) 0.54 (0.024)
Vocational5  24.13 (0.369) 3.33 (0.131) 2.62 (0.121) 2.11 (0.086) 1.28 (0.120) 0.82 (0.100) 1.61 (0.116) 0.84 (0.069) 0.65 (0.091) 0.06 (0.018) 0.05 (0.026) 0.15 (0.042) 0.57 (0.062) 9.56 (0.337) 3.50 (0.249) 1.17 (0.220)
Both6  27.16 (0.248) 4.33 (0.035) 3.76 (0.034) 3.45 (0.032) 0.74 (0.040) 2.71 (0.054) 3.04 (0.047) 0.89 (0.031) 1.24 (0.033) 0.59 (0.024) 0.30 (0.024) 1.56 (0.049) 1.47 (0.057) 6.46 (0.170) 2.74 (0.074) 1.20 (0.046)
Neither7  22.41 (0.500) 3.50 (0.088) 1.86 (0.142) 2.27 (0.088) 1.76 (0.141) 0.51 (0.101) 1.59 (0.099) 1.04 (0.097) 0.48 (0.082) 0.04 (0.018) 0.02 (0.011) 0.20 (0.056) 0.93 (0.096) 5.52 (0.443) 5.72 (0.506) 0.29 (0.051)
2005 graduates 26.68 (0.100) 4.42 (0.022) 3.98 (0.025) 3.67 (0.016) 0.49 (0.015) 3.19 (0.020) 3.34 (0.019) 0.95 (0.019) 1.28 (0.016) 0.74 (0.010) 0.35 (0.011) 1.97 (0.024) 2.05 (0.035) 4.01 (0.058) 3.23 (0.040) 0.93 (0.021)
Sex                                                                
Male 26.50 (0.104) 4.36 (0.025) 3.91 (0.028) 3.65 (0.020 0.54 (0.016) 3.10 (0.024) 3.29 (0.023) 0.97 (0.019) 1.19 (0.016) 0.70 (0.011) 0.39 (0.013) 1.76 (0.026) 1.71 (0.035) 4.35 (0.059) 3.47 (0.043) 1.09 (0.023)
Female 26.84 (0.103) 4.48 (0.021) 4.05 (0.025) 3.70 (0.016) 0.44 (0.016) 3.26 (0.021) 3.40 (0.020) 0.92 (0.020) 1.37 (0.017) 0.78 (0.011) 0.32 (0.012) 2.16 (0.025) 2.38 (0.045) 3.68 (0.068) 3.00 (0.044) 0.79 (0.024)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 26.87 (0.125) 4.32 (0.029) 4.02 (0.030) 3.69 (0.021) 0.44 (0.017) 3.24 (0.026) 3.43 (0.021) 0.96 (0.022) 1.31 (0.018) 0.76 (0.013) 0.38 (0.012) 2.01 (0.027) 2.17 (0.043) 4.12 (0.075) 3.10 (0.049) 0.90 (0.026)
Black 26.57 (0.150) 4.54 (0.028) 3.98 (0.045) 3.71 (0.032) 0.63 (0.034) 3.08 (0.047) 3.21 (0.036) 0.99 (0.037) 1.27 (0.025) 0.68 (0.017) 0.27 (0.025) 1.71 (0.040) 1.77 (0.056) 4.11 (0.111) 3.53 (0.076) 1.07 (0.033)
Hispanic 25.91 (0.142) 4.80 (0.037) 3.75 (0.039) 3.49 (0.032) 0.65 (0.034) 2.83 (0.034) 2.92 (0.035) 0.92 (0.031) 1.11 (0.020) 0.63 (0.022) 0.24 (0.017) 1.88 (0.035) 1.78 (0.054) 3.69 (0.098) 3.62 (0.058) 1.00 (0.040)
Asian/Pacific Islander 26.32 (0.189) 4.51 (0.057) 3.94 (0.042) 3.90 (0.004) 0.27 (0.025) 3.62 (0.041) 3.63 (0.057) 0.74 (0.060) 1.31 (0.035) 0.97 (0.027) 0.56 (0.032) 2.43 (0.068) 1.80 (0.076) 2.91 (0.144) 3.21 (0.086) 0.94 (0.054)
American Indian/Alaska Native 26.48 (0.443) 4.44 (0.098) 4.06 (0.129) 3.53 (0.141) 0.69 (0.087) 2.84 (0.182) 3.02 (0.072) 1.04 (0.060) 1.28 (0.063) 0.52 (0.052) 0.17 (0.036) 1.44 (0.105) 2.44 (0.179) 4.20 (0.258) 3.36 (0.291) 0.82 (0.102)
Other 26.09 (0.374) 4.39 (0.095) 3.87 (0.066) 3.72 (0.087) 0.26 (0.043) 3.46 (0.099) 3.50 (0.083) 0.93 (0.057) 1.35 (0.060) 0.81 (0.049) 0.37 (0.047) 2.31 (0.088) 2.12 (0.232) 2.93 (0.263) 3.26 (0.207) 0.72 (0.119)
                                                                 
Academic track                                                                
Academic4  26.53 (0.092) 4.48 (0.024) 4.09 (0.026) 3.78 (0.017) 0.42 (0.014) 3.36 (0.021) 3.50 (0.021) 0.92 (0.017) 1.35 (0.018) 0.82 (0.010) 0.40 (0.012) 2.20 (0.024) 2.29 (0.043) 2.92 (0.039) 3.27 (0.044) 0.80 (0.018)
Vocational5  24.01 (0.288) 3.56 (0.064) 2.78 (0.051) 2.42 (0.041) 0.96 (0.062) 1.45 (0.074) 1.87 (0.045) 0.90 (0.057) 0.75 (0.037) 0.16 (0.037) 0.05 (0.021) 0.50 (0.052) 1.32 (0.135) 8.16 (0.215) 3.40 (0.148) 0.77 (0.079)
Both6  27.93 (0.132) 4.36 (0.024) 3.90 (0.032) 3.63 (0.021) 0.61 (0.026) 3.02 (0.029) 3.17 (0.027) 1.06 (0.030) 1.19 (0.018) 0.62 (0.015) 0.29 (0.016) 1.51 (0.030) 1.34 (0.032) 7.01 (0.091) 3.00 (0.045) 1.42 (0.046)
Neither7  22.73 (0.213) 4.08 (0.095) 2.92 (0.044) 2.44 (0.045) 0.87 (0.057) 1.57 (0.056) 2.01 (0.033) 0.84 (0.045) 0.85 (0.033) 0.21 (0.037) 0.09 (0.021) 1.02 (0.051) 2.35 (0.125) 3.86 (0.128) 4.05 (0.177) 0.64 (0.033)
1 Includes general labor market preparation, consumer and homemaking education, agriculture, business, marketing, health, occupational home economics, trade and industry, and technical courses.
2 Includes general skills, personal health and physical education, religion, military sciences, special education, and other courses not included in other subject fields.
3 Though shown separately here, computer-related courses are also included in the mathematics and vocational categories.
4 Includes students who complete at least 12 Carnegie units in academic courses, but less than 3 Carnegie units in any specific labor market preparation field.
5 Includes students who complete at least 3 Carnegie units in a specific labor market preparation field, but less than 12 Carnegie units in academic courses.
6 Includes students who complete at least 12 Carnegie units in academic courses and at least 3 Carnegie units in a specific labor market preparation field.
7 Includes students who complete less than 12 Carnegie units in academic courses and less than 3 Carnegie units in a specific labor market preparation field.
NOTE: The Carnegie unit is a standard of measurement that represents one credit for the completion of a 1-year course. Data differ slightly from figures appearing in other NCES reports because of differences in taxonomies and case exclusion criteria. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 1980 Sophomores (HS&B-So:80/82), "High School Transcript Study"; and 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2000, and 2005 High School Transcript Study (HSTS). (This table was prepared January 2007.)

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