|Table H186. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned any credits, and various minimum numbers of credits, by career and technical education (CTE) curricular and subject area: 2013|
|CTE curricular and subject area||Any credits||At least 1 credit||At least 2 credits||At least 3 credits|
|Agriculture and natural resources||14.3||11.0||5.0||2.6|
|Business, finance, and marketing||43.3||30.2||9.6||4.1|
|Communication and communication technologies||28.6||19.2||5.4||1.8|
|Computer and information sciences||20.3||13.6||2.7||0.9|
|Child and elder care||7.1||3.5||0.7||0.2||!|
|Textiles and furnishings||3.3||1.4||0.1||!||‡|
|Engineering, design, and production||21.5||16.2||6.3||3.2|
|Engineering and design||12.9||9.8||3.2||1.6|
|Manufacturing and technology||11.4||7.7||2.5||1.1|
|Mechanical repair and operation||6.5||4.4||2.1||1.4|
|Public safety and administration||9.6||6.1||1.0||0.5|
|Family and consumer sciences education||37.0||20.0||4.6||1.0|
|CTE and CTE-related||92.0||85.8||67.4||48.8|
|! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error is between 30 and 50 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error is greater than 50 percent of the estimate.
NOTE: 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 (2013). The table includes only graduates who had a complete grade 9–12 transcript, defined as one that recorded at least 16 Carnegie units (a Carnegie unit is a credit hour, i.e., the equivalent of a course taken every school day, one period per day, for a full school year), with a positive, nonzero number of units completed in English. See https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/xls/SSCT2018.xls for the taxonomy used to define subject areas. The estimated total number of public high school graduates is 3,192,000, with a standard error of 31,300.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-year, 2013 Update, and High School Transcript File.