Percentage of U.S. public high school students taking AP Exams by state 2010

The statistic shows the percentage of public high school students in the United States taking Advanced Placement Exams in 2010 by state. In 2010, 28.3 percent of students in the graduating class nationwide took an Advanced Placement Exam.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a curriculum in the United States and Canada sponsored by the College Board which offers standardized courses to high school students that are generally recognized to be equivalent to undergraduate courses in college. Participating colleges grant credit to students who obtained high enough scores on the exams to qualify.

Percentage of public high school students in the United States taking Advanced Placement Exams in 2010 by state

Share of students
Florida43.5%
Maryland43.4%
Virginia38.1%
New York38%
Georgia37.3%
Arkansas36.6%
Colorado34.6%
California34%
Massachusetts33.2%
Connecticut32.2%
Vermont31.8%
Maine31.6%
Texas30.2%
Indiana29.3%
North Carolina28.8%
Utah28.4%
Nevada28.3%
United States28.3%
Delaware28.1%
Washington28%
South Carolina26.8%
Minnesota26.4%
Illinois26.3%
Wisconsin26.3%
New Jersey25.6%
District of Columbia25.1%
Kentucky24.4%
Oregon23.4%
Michigan23.2%
New Hampshire22.7%
New Mexico22.3%
Alaska22.3%
Oklahoma20.8%
Pennsylvania19.7%
Hawaii19.6%
Alabama19.5%
Ohio18.9%
Tennessee18.6%
South Dakota18.4%
West Virginia18.4%
Montana18%
Rhode Island17.9%
Idaho16.3%
Kansas16%
Wyoming15.7%
Arizona15.6%
Iowa14.4%
Mississippi14.1%
Missouri13.4%
Nebraska12.4%
Louisiana11.4%
North Dakota10.4%
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Source

Release date

February 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

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