NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE EDUCATION DIRECTORATE
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Statistics about psychology education.
- Over 90,000 bachelor’s degrees in psychology were awarded during the 2006–2007 academic year.1
- Over 2,200 associate’s degrees in psychology were awarded that same year.1
- Over 132,000 students took the Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology exam in 2008, and approximately 150,000 students took the AP Psychology exam in 2009.2
- AP Psychology had the 7th-largest exam volume of 37 AP subject exams in 2008.2
- Nearly 11,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) Psychology exams were taken worldwide in 2009; over 7,000 of these exams were taken in the U.S.3
- IB Psychology ranked 7th out of approximately 26 IB subject exams (in terms of volume) in the U.S. and is the 11th-largest of all IB subject exams worldwide.3
- Over 30% of graduating students earned credits in a psychology course during their 4 years in high school.4 (In 2005, this meant that approximately 818,000 graduating students earned credits in a psychology course in high school.)