Arizona Challenge

  • Only 31 schools in AZ (10% of AZ schools with AP programs) offered the AP Computer Science course in 2015-2016.
  • Of the 438 high school students in Arizona who took the AP Computer Science exam in 2016, only 23% were female, 62 students were Hispanic or Latino, 4 students were Black, 1 student was Native American or Alaska Native, and 1 student was Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
  • There are fewer AP exams taken in computer science than in any other STEM subject area.
  • Of the 546 computer science college graduates in Arizona in 2015, only 15% were female.