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Girls are missing out on tech
Since 1999, the Computer Science AP exam
consistently has had the lowest female
percentage of any AP exam, hovering at 18%.
In 2009, women earned 57% of all
undergraduate degrees and 42% of
undegraduate math degrees.
In the same year, women earned 18% of
undergraduate computing degrees and about
25% of associate or graduate computing
1 The College Board, AP National Summaries, 1999-2009
2 U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary
Education Data Sys tem, 2008-2009
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