Girls are missing out on tech

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%. 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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