Table 8-12
Public high school students taking Advanced Placement Exams, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2010
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2005 2010
 
United States 15.9 22.7 28.3
Alabama 7.2 9.7 19.5
Alaska 15.4 18.8 22.3
Arizona 11.3 14.6 15.6
Arkansas 8.1 24.0 36.6
California 22.2 30.2 34.0
Colorado 18.6 26.7 34.6
Connecticut 19.1 26.0 32.2
Delaware 13.3 24.8 28.1
District of Columbia 17.3 27.0 25.1
Florida 22.7 32.9 43.5
Georgia 17.2 24.4 37.3
Hawaii 10.6 16.5 19.6
Idaho 9.6 14.3 16.3
Illinois 13.4 19.8 26.3
Indiana 11.9 18.4 29.3
Iowa 6.9 10.2 14.4
Kansas 7.0 9.8 16.0
Kentucky 10.6 17.1 24.4
Louisiana 3.2 4.9 11.4
Maine 14.8 22.3 31.6
Maryland 20.2 31.5 43.4
Massachusetts 19.6 26.2 33.2
Michigan 13.9 18.0 23.2
Minnesota 13.4 17.6 26.4
Mississippi 5.6 8.7 14.1
Missouri 5.5 9.2 13.4
Montana 10.1 15.2 18.0
Nebraska 5.0 7.3 12.4
Nevada 15.1 20.3 28.3
New Hampshire 13.3 17.6 22.7
New Jersey 17.9 23.0 25.6
New Mexico 11.1 18.0 22.3
New York 27.3 34.8 38.0
North Carolina 19.7 29.7 28.8
North Dakota 5.9 8.8 10.4
Ohio 11.3 16.4 18.9
Oklahoma 9.5 17.7 20.8
Oregon 10.5 16.4 23.4
Pennsylvania 12.4 15.7 19.7
Rhode Island 10.7 12.4 17.9
South Carolina 17.7 21.6 26.8
South Dakota 9.6 14.1 18.4
Tennessee 10.4 15.1 18.6
Texas 16.6 25.1 30.2
Utah 24.5 29.1 28.4
Vermont 16.6 22.7 31.8
Virginia 25.0 30.1 38.1
Washington 11.5 21.1 28.0
West Virginia 8.4 12.0 18.4
Wisconsin 15.2 21.1 26.3
Wyoming 6.1 11.4 15.7
       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

NOTE: National average for United States is reported value in Advanced Placement Report to the Nation.

SOURCE: College Board, Advanced Placement Report to the Nation (various years).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012

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