Since 1999, the Computer Science AP exam consistently has had the lowest female percentage of any AP exam, hovering at 18%. 1
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 degrees.2
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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