High school psychology enrollment and exam statistics
Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology
198,863 students took the AP Psychology exam in 2011.
In 2011, 4,428 schools were authorized to include the AP designation for their psychology courses.
(Source: W. Tinkler, College Board, personal communication, July 5, 2011)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Psychology
So far in 2011, 16,123 IB Psychology exams have been taken worldwide. In the United States, there have been 9,654 candidates for the IB Psychology exam from 445 schools.
By volume, the IB Psychology exam ranks 12th worldwide and 8th in the United States.
(Source: IB Policy and Research Department)
Including regular psychology
Recent data from the College Board indicates that 27% of high school graduates took at least one psychology course during their 4 years in high school.
(Source: College Board Research & Development, 2011)