II-09a: College Courses Most Commonly Taken by Bachelor’s Degree Recipients, 1972–1992*

* Ranked by the average percentage of students across all three cohorts to have taken the course.

Source: Clifford Adelman, The Empirical Curriculum: Changes in Postsecondary Course-Taking (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education, 2004); Adelman analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, High School and Beyond/Sophomore Cohort, and the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988.

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