CTE participation declined from 1992, when public high school graduates earned an average of 3.13 CTE credits, to 2013, when they earned an average of 2.60 CTE credits
|Average number of credits public high school graduates earned, by subject area: 1992, 2004, and 2013 CTE credits|
NOTE: CTE = career and technical education. Public high school graduates are defined as students who graduated from a public high school with an honors or standard diploma by August 31 of their scheduled graduation year (1992, 2004, or 2013). CTE credits are credits in these 10 subject areas: agriculture and natural resources; business, finance, and marketing; communications and communication technologies; computer and information sciences; construction; consumer services; engineering, design, and production; healthcare; mechanical repair and operation; and public services. Enrichment credits are credits in family and consumer sciences education, career exploration, religious education, physical and health education, military sciences, computer literacy, and miscellaneous other courses. Estimates and standard errors are available at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/tables/h175.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), Second Follow-up and High School Transcript File; Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), First Follow-up and High School Transcript File; and High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year, 2013 Update, and High School Transcript File.