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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

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Table 14a.

Number and percent change in the number of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by race/ethnicity: 19992008


Year Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian American Indian/
Alaska Native
1999 685,981 445,880 31,023 62,853 75,875 3,136
2000 747,922 504,600 36,158 74,852 85,756 3,584
2001 820,880 549,065 40,078 86,018 92,762 3,472
2002 913,251 607,816 45,271 98,495 102,653 3,896
2003 998,329 660,225 51,160 114,246 111,704 4,530
2004 1,081,102 702,489 57,001 130,042 121,038 4,974
2005 1,197,439 762,548 67,702 148,960 135,815 5,654
2006 1,312,523 816,301 79,171 166,197 147,381 6,449
2007 1,432,169 890,169 92,574 188,323 162,505 7,084
2008 1,546,020 949,986 108,545 209,721 177,198 7,750
             
Percent change
1999 to 2008
125.4 113.1 249.9 233.7 133.5 147.1
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 following categories: American Indian/Alaskan, Asian/Asian American, Black/Afro-American, Latino (Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, Other Latino), White, and Other. Black 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 ethnicity.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report, 1999–2008.
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