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Table SA-2. Number and percentage of public high schools that offered dual-credit, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, by selected school characteristics: 2002–03
    Offered dual-credit courses
  Offered Advanced
Placement courses
  Offered International
Baccalaureate courses
School characteristic Total number of
high schools
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent

    All public high schools 16,500 11,700 71   11,000 67   390 2
Enrollment size                  
  Less than 500 7,400 4,700 63   3,000 40  
  500 to 1,199 5,000 3,700 75   4,100 82   70 2
  1,200 or more 4,100 3,300 82   3,900 97   290 7
School locale                  
  City 2,700 1,800 65   2,100 77   150 6
  Urban fringe 4,100 3,100 74   3,600 87   180 4
  Town 2,400 1,900 79   1,700 72   20! 1!
  Rural 7,200 5,000 70   3,600 50  
Region                  
  Northeast 2,800 1,600 58   2,300 84   30 1
  Southeast 3,500 2,400 69   2,400 69   170 5
  Central 5,200 4,100 80   2,800 54   50 1
  West 5,100 3,600 71   3,500 69   150 3
Percent minority enrollment                  
  Less than 6 percent 5,600 4,300 76   3,300 58   # #
  6 to 20 percent 3,800 3,000 78   2,600 70   90 2
  21 to 49 percent 3,200 2,300 72   2,400 75   150 5
  50 percent or more 3,600 2,100 58   2,500 69   150 4

# Rounds to zero.

! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).

‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).

NOTE: Dual-credit courses allow students to earn both high school and postsecondary credits for a single course. AP courses and their end-of-course examinations are developed and administered by The College Board and allow students to earn postsecondary credit. IB courses are defined as courses that make up a 2-year liberal arts curriculum that leads to an IB diploma. Percentages are based on unrounded numbers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing data. For the FRSS study sample, there were 29 cases for which the percent minority enrollment in the school was missing. Those cases were included in the totals and in analyses by other school characteristics. See supplemental note 1 for school locale definitions.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), “Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses,” FRSS 85, 2003.

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