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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 13a.

Number and percent change of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by race/ethnicity: 1999-2005


Race/ethnicity 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Percent change 1999 to 2005
Total1 685,981 747,922 820,880 913,251 998,329 1,081,102 1,197,439 74.6
White 445,880 504,600 549,065 607,816 660,225 702,489 762,548 71.0
Total minority1 240,101 243,322 271,815 305,435 338,104 378,613 434,891 81.1
Black 31,023 36,158 40,078 45,271 51,160 57,001 67,702 118.2
Hispanic 62,853 74,852 86,018 98,495 114,246 130,042 148,960 137.0
Asian 75,875 85,756 92,762 102,653 111,704 121,038 135,815 79.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 3,136 3,584 3,472 3,896 4,530 4,974 5,654 80.3
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Data reported are for all students who completed an Advanced Placement exam. The College Board collects racial/ethnic information based on the categories American Indian/Alaskan; Asian/Asian American; Black/Afro-American; Latino: Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, Other Latino; White; and Other. Black, non-Hispanic refers to test-takers who identified themselves as Black/Afro-American, and Hispanic refers to the sum of all Latino subgroups. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report, 1999–2005.
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