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Detailed Race and Gender Information 2016

For a spreadsheet with all the race and gender data for all the states for 2016 see
all-state-data-2016.xls or see this spreadsheet for national data on several AP exams and the data for some states from 2006 to 2016 and for 2012 to 2016 for other states DetailedStateInfoAP-CS-A-2006-2016.xlsx. It also includes data for each year from 2012 to 2016 in separate tabs for each state.

The percentage female was 23%, which was an increase from the previous year of 22%. The female pass rate was 61%, which was the same as the year before.

The top ten states for the number of exams taken by females in 2016 are listed below.
posstatenumber# passedpass rate
1California2770185566.9%
2Texas143983257.8%
3New York92452656.9%
4New Jersey69748369.2%
5Virginia68643563.4%
6Illinois62041867.4%
7Florida60223438.8%
8Washington58336462.4%
9Maryland47828760.0%
10Massachusetts47031166.1%

In 8 states less than 10 females took the exam: Alaska (9/60), Nebraska (8/88), North Dakota (6/35 ), Kansas (4/57), Wyoming (2/6 ), South Dakota (1/26 ), Mississippi (0/16), Montana(0/9). Two states had no females take the exam: Mississippi and Montana.

The top 10 states by percentage female:
posstatepercent
1West Virginia36%
2Wyoming33.33%
3Washington29.9%
4Hawaii28.7%
5California27.0%
6Tennessee25.8%
7District of Columbia25%
8North Carolina24.9%
9Maryland24.7%
10Oklahoma24.5%

The number of Black exam takers was 2,027, versus 1,784 the year before. The black pass rate was 33%, which was down from 38% the year before.

The top ten states for the number of exams taken by African Americans in 2016 are listed below along with the data for African American females for that state.
posstatenumber# passedpass rate # black females#black females passedpercent black females passed
1Maryland2155626.0%701420%
2Texas2048441.1%612134%
3New York1967035.7%701521%
4Georgia1746034.4%441227%
5Florida1593018.8%54611%
6Virginia1516543.0%391641%
7California1465336.3%541528%
8North Carolina842428.5%21419%
9New Jersey824352.4%20840%
10Massachusetts782734.6%17529%

Twenty-four states had less than 10 African American students take the AP CS A exam. Nine states had no African American students take the AP CS A exam: Maine (0/165), Rhode Island (0/94), New Mexico (0/79), Vermont (0/70), Kansas (0/57), North Dakota (0/35), Mississippi (0/16), Montana (0/9), Wyoming (0/6),

The top ten states for % African American of exam takers were
posstate% AA% AA in State in 2010
1District of Columbia41%50%
2Maryland11.1%30.1%
3Georgia8.5%31.4%
4Oklahoma8.5%7.96%
5Louisana8%32.4%
6South Dakota7.6%1.14%
7Tennessee7.3%16.78%
8South Carolina7.2%28.48%
9Florida5.9%15.91%
10North Carolina5.8%21.60%
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 number of Hispanic/Latino/Latina exam takers was 6,256 up from 4,272 the year before.
The Hispanic/Latino/Latina pass rate was 41.5% up from 40.5% the year before.

The top ten states for the number of Hispanic exam takers were:
posstate# Hispanic# passedpass rate
1California148758439.2%
2Texas137954039.1%
3Florida73830541.3%
4New York33916441.1%
5Illinois33014744.5%
6New Jersey27712645.4%
7Virginia1979447.7%
8Massachusetts1576843.3%
9Maryland1296751.9%
10Georgia1225545.0%

Fifteen states had less than 10 Hispanics take the exam: Delaware, Nebraska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Kansas, Idaho, West Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont, Mississippi, Alaska, North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota. Three states had no Hispanics take the exam: North Dakota(0/35), Montana (0/9), South Dakota (0/26).

The top ten states for % Hispanic of exam takers were:
posstate% Hispanic2012 % Hispanic in State
1New Mexico35.4%47%
2Florida27.4%23%
3Texas22.7%38%
4Wyoming16.6%9%
5California14.5%38%
6Arizona14.1% 30%
7Oklahoma12.2% 9%
8Colorado11.7%21%
9Nevada11.5%27%
10Illinois11.2%16%

The % Hispanic in the state comes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_Hispanic_and_Latino_population

Last modified 20 January 2017 at 11:41 am by ericson