AP Data for the United States-1998-2013The following file is a spreadsheet with all the data for the number of CS AP A exam taken in each state from 1998 to 2013. The data was complied from the data available at http://research.collegeboard.org/programs/ap/data. This data was originally gathered by the CSTA board, but Barb Ericson of Georgia Tech keeps adding to it each year.
For more detailed data that includes pass rates for all and by gender and race see Detailed data on pass rates, race, and gender for 2013
Nationally 29,555 students took the AP CS A exam in 2013. This was a big increase (19.25%) from the 24,782 students who took it in 2012. The number of teachers who passed the audit was 2,253 versus 2,103 the previous year. The number of female exam takers was 5,485 which was up from 4,635 the year before. The number of black students was 1,090 which was an increase from 1,014 the previous year. The number of Hispanic students was 2,408 up from 1,919 the previous year.
The percentage female was 18.55% which was lower than the previous year 18.7%. The overall pass rate was 66.85% which was up from 63.2% the previous year.
The female pass rate was 62% which was up from 56.4% the year before. The Asian pass rate was 73%. The white pass rate was 69.23%. The Hispanic pass rate was 45%. The black pass rate was 35.5%.
The top 10 states in terms of the number of exams taken were in 2013 were:
The top 10 states in terms of the number of exams taken in 2012 were:
As you can see California had a big jump from 3,920 to 4,964. Virginia moved ahead of Maryland to the number 4 slot. New Jersey and Illinois moved up past Florida which dropped from 6th to 8th.
Compared to the population of the state Maryland was the winner again. Here are the top 10 states by # exams in 2013 / estimated 2012 population / 100,000
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia had less than 100 people take the AP CS A exam in 2013:
37 states and Washington D.C. had an increase in the number of exam takers in 2013 and 13 states had a decrease.
Last modified 12 November 2014 at 2:42 pm by ericson