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ED3.B High school academic coursetaking: Percentage of public high school students enrolled in selected secondary science courses by race and Hispanic origin and gender, 2013–14

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Characteristic Biology Chemistry Physics Advanced Placement Science
Total 29.1 18.7 10.3 4.5
Male 28.4 17.8 10.8 4.2
Female 29.7 19.7 9.8 4.8
Race and Hispanic origin
White, non-Hispanic 28.7 19.1 10.5 4.9
Black, non-Hispanic 29.0 16.9 8.0 2.2
Hispanic 29.7 18.0 10.5 3.1
Asian, non-Hispanic 30.5 24.8 16.1 14.0
Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 30.6 18.7 9.0 3.9
American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 28.3 12.8 5.9 1.9
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 28.7 18.1 9.2 4.4
Gender
Male
White, non-Hispanic 27.8 18.2 11.3 4.7
Black, non-Hispanic 28.7 15.7 7.9 1.8
Hispanic 29.4 17.2 10.6 2.8
Asian, non-Hispanic 29.4 24.1 17.1 13.6
Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 30.2 18.0 9.4 3.4
American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 28.0 11.7 6.2 1.7
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 28.0 17.3 9.7 4.1
Female
White, non-Hispanic 29.6 20.1 9.7 5.2
Black, non-Hispanic 29.4 18.1 8.1 2.7
Hispanic 30.0 18.9 10.3 3.3
Asian, non-Hispanic 31.7 25.5 14.9 14.5
Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 30.9 19.5 8.7 4.5
American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 28.5 14.0 5.5 2.1
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 29.4 18.9 8.7 4.6
NOTE: Data reflect the percentage of students in Grades 9–12 who were enrolled in each course during the 2013–14 school year. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection, "2013–14 Mathematics Estimations by Course," "2013–14 Science Estimations by Course," "2013–14 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Enrollment Estimations by Program Type," and "2013–14 Advanced Placement Enrollment Estimations, by Subject"; and National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 2013–14.