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Detailed Race and Gender Information 2015

For a spreadsheet with all the data for all the states for 2015 with the total number of AP CS A exam takers, the number of females, the number of African Americans, the number of Hispanics, the number of female African Americans, and the number of female Hispanics see the 2015 tab in: DetailedStateInfoAP-CS-A-2006-2015.xlsx. This spreadsheet also includes a tab that shows data from 2006 to 2015 for select states. Thanks to Phil Sands of Purdue for gathering the Hispanic data! The College Board reports the Hispanic data in 3 categories: Mexican American, Other Hispanic, and Puerto Rican. So, when there are less than 5 people in one of these catgegories the data isn't reported so the pass rates for Hispanics at least as high as we are reporting, but may be actually higher.

The top ten states for the number of exams taken by females in 2015 are listed below.
posstatenumber# passedpass rate
1California2,258147765%
2Texas1,26271356%
3New York73342258%
4Virginia55434562%
5Florida51218837%
6New Jersey49635471%
7Washington49335372%
8Illinois43628465%
9Massachusetts40025363%
10Maryland35123166%

In 10 states less than 10 females took the exam: Kansas (9/48), Alaska (9/32), Nevada (7/39), Idaho (7/47), Nebraska (6/65), South Dakota (4/40), North Dakota (2/27), Mississippi (0/5), Montana (0/0), and Wyoming (0/3).

The top 10 states by percentage female
posstatepercent
1Hawaii33%
2Alaska28%
3Washington28%
4New Mexico28%
5West Virginia28%
6Kentucky27%
7California26%
8Delaware26%
9Texas24%
10Oklahoma24%


The top ten states for the number of exams taken by African Americans in 2015 are listed below.

posstatenumber# passedpass rate
1Texas1808648%
2Maryland1796838%
3Georgia1745532%
4California1485840%
5New York1465336%
6Florida1443726%
7Virginia1244637%
8North Carolina791418%
9Illnois672842%
10New Jersey593966%

Twenty-three states had less than 10 African American students take the AP CS A exam.

In 14 states the number of African Americans taking the exam ranged from 9 to 1: Missouri, Hawaii, Maine, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Nevada, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Rhode Island, Vermont, Alaska, and West Virginia.

No African American took the exam in 9 states: Idaho (47 total), Mississippi (5 total), Montana (0), New Hampshire (144), New Mexico (54), North Dakota (27), South Dakota (40), Utah (123), or Wyoming (3).

The top ten states for % African American of exam takers were

posstate% AA% AA in State in 2010
1Washington DC22%51%
2Louisiana17%33%
3Georgia10%31%
4Maryland10%30%
5Nevada8%8%
6Oklahoma7%7%
7Alabama7%26%
8North Carolina7%22%
9Tennessee6%17%
10Nebraska6%5%

The data for the % African American of the state population from 2010 comes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_African-American_population

The top ten states for the number of African American females who passed the exam. A total of 139 African American females passed the exam in 2015 in the US out of 450 who took the exam (31% pass rate). This can be compared to 2488 African American females who passed AP Calc AB, and 3206 who passed AP Bio, and 5967 who passed AP US History. The top 5 states were responsible for over 50% of the African American females who passed the exam. In Washington D. C. 10 African American females took the exam and none passed.

posstatepassedtook% passed
1California224945%
2Texas164833.3%
3Maryland154236%
4Georgia113829%
5New York114723%
6New Jersey101283%
7Illinois82236%
8Penn51145%
9Virginia52223%
10Florida53216%


The top ten states for the number of Hispanic exam takers were
posstate# Hispanic# passedpass rate
1Texas98736837%
2California97336638%
3Florida62826442%
4New York23010847%
5Illinois20510049%
6New Jersey1948443%
7Virginia1536643%
8Massachusetts1024140%
9Georgia974445%
10Maryland914044%
Note: some of the % passed are the lowest known since the College Board won't report the scores when less than 5 people are in a category.

Five states had no Hispanics take the exam: Alaska (0/32), Mississippi (0/5), Montana (0/0), North Dakota (0/27), Wyoming (0/3).

Twenty-three states had less than 10 Hispanics take the exam. The ones above and: South Dakota (1/40), New Hampshire (1/144), Rhode Island (2/72), Maine (2/166), Vermont (3/63), Nebraska (3/65), West Virginia (3/119), Iowa (4/169), Hawaii (4/183), Nevada (5/39), Kansas (5/48), Utah (5/123), Idaho (6/47), Delaware (6/156), South Carolina (6/280), Missouri (6/333), Louisiana (8/164), and Alabama (8/189).

The top ten states for % Hispanic of exam takers were

posstate% Hispanic2012 % Hispanic in State
1New Mexico28%47%
2Florida25%23%
3Texas19%38%
4Arizona13%30%
5Nevada13%27%
6Idaho13%12%
7Oklahoma13%9%
8California11%38%
9Kansas10%11%
10 DC - Wash9%10%

The % Hispanic in the state comes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_Hispanic_and_Latino_population
DetailedStateInfoAP-CS-A-2006-2015.xlsx

Last modified 11 January 2016 at 9:49 am by ericson