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Six-Year Graduation Rate*

Students who passed an AP exam compared to those who did not pass an AP exam**
Texas Public Colleges or Universities

Description of slide image: there is a bar chart showing the percentage of students at Texas colleges who graduated from college in six years, comparing students who passed an AP exam to those who did not. For Anglo students, 72% of those who passed an AP exam graduated in six years, while only 30% of those who did not pass an AP exam graduated in six years. For Hispanic students, 62% of those who passed an AP exam graduated in six years, while only 15% of those who did not pass an AP exam graduated in six years. For African American students, 60% of those who passed an AP exam graduated in six years, while only 17% of those who did not pass an AP exam graduated in six years.

* % receiving B.A. degree within 6 years of high school graduation based on group of students graduating in 1998, and enrolling in a Texas Public College or University (67,863 students).

** Based on AP Exams in core academic subjects of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Source: National Center for Educational Accountability

Last Modified: 05/03/2006