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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A study released showed Utah's high school seniors ranked third in the nation in the Advanced Placement success rates last year.
The survey showed that 19-point-three percent of Utah's 30-thousand seniors scored well enough on the exams to earn college credit.
Only New York and Maryland exceeded Utah's results, with 21-point-2 percent and 19-point-4 percent.
The national average of successful AP test takers among the entire Class of 2004 came in at 13-point-2 percent.
Although Utah does well in performance, the state struggles to increase AP enrollment among minorities and the economically disadvantaged.
89-percent of the Utah's AP-participating seniors in 2004 were Anglo, 4-percent were Latino, 3-percent were Asian-American and fewer than 0.5-percent were either African-American or American Indian.
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