From 1990 to 2009, the percentage of graduates who
had access to an AP U.S. history course increased from
51 percent to 80 percent. These percentages also increased for Black graduates (50 percent to
83 percent), Hispanic graduates (54 percent to
91 percent), White graduates (49 percent to 75 percent), and Asian/Pacific Islander graduates (78 percent to 94 percent).
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2009.
NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native
Hawaiian. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Results are not shown separately for students
whose race/ethnicity was American Indian/Alaska Native or unclassified.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 1990 and 2009.