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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 3.4.

Number and percentage of public high schools that offered dual credit, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses during the 12-month school year, and percentage of all public high school students who were enrolled in these schools during this school year, by locale: 200203


Course offering and locale Number of schools Percent of schools Percent of students
Offered dual credit course1    
Total 11,700 71.3 77.7
City 1,800 67.2 76.5
Suburban 2,500 72.3 76.5
Town 2,200 82.1 86.5
Rural 5,300 68.5 75.7
   
Offered Advanced Placement (AP) course    
Total 11,000 66.7 86.6
City 2,100 78.0 93.0
Suburban 2,900 85.2 95.7
Town 1,900 72.3 83.0
Rural 4,000 52.5 69.2
   
Offered International Baccalaureate (IB)2 course    
Total 390 2.4 5.0
City 160! 5.9! 7.5!
Suburban 150! 4.5! 7.0!
Town 20! 0.8! 1.3!
Rural 60! 0.8! 1.4!
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Dual credit courses are courses for which high school students can earn both high school and postsecondary credits.
2 International Baccalaureate programs include an international curriculum certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
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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