There are two leaderboards available for the CyberStart America program - a state leaderboard and a schools leaderboard. The leaderboards are designed to show how states/schools rank for participation in the program, and the number of participants who have qualified to be considered for prizes awarded by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation.

Click any of the column headers to re-order the data by whichever metric is of interest to you!

The leaderboards do not display any information about individual program participants or their point scores.

State leaderboard

The numbers provided on the CyberStart America state leaderboard are to show which states are the most engaged with the CyberStart America program, both in absolute numbers and in percentage increases, week-on-week and year-on-year.

Below is an explanation of the data contained in each column.

State

The US state or territory that participants have stated on their registration form.

Students registered

Total registered

The number of individual students who have completed the registration form for CyberStart America.

Per million population

The number of students registered, adjusted relative to the population of their state. This allows fairer comparison of program uptake state by state.

Weekly change

The percentage increase of students registered compared to the numbers registered one week previously.

Annual change

The percentage increase of students currently registered, compared with total students registered in that state by the end of the 2021 CyberStart program. The numbers in this column will mostly be negative in the early part of the registration cycle, and will be a better point of comparison later in the year.

Registered schools

Total registered

The number of individual schools in that state listed by participants on their registration form.

Weekly change

The percentage increase in number of schools registered, compared to the numbers registered one week previously.

Annual change

The difference (in absolute numbers, rather than percentage) between the number of schools currently registered, compared with total number of schools registered in that state by the end of the 2021 CyberStart America program. The numbers in this column will mostly be negative in the early part of the registration cycle, and will be a better point of comparison later in the year.

Students qualified as NCS Semifinalists

Total qualifiers

Number of registered students who have reached the threshold in CyberStart that qualifies them as National Cyber Scholarship Semifinalists (20,000 points in CyberStart), meaning they could be considered for scholarships and awards, subject to validation of their performance and eligibility.

Percentage qualified

Percentage of students currently registered for the CyberStart America program who have reached the qualifying threshold to be considered a National Cyber Scholarship Semifinalist (20,000 points in CyberStart game). 

Weekly change

Percentage increase in the number of registered students who have reached the qualifying threshold to be a National Cyber Scholarship Semifinalist, compared to the numbers qualified one week previously.
 
 

Schools leaderboard

The numbers provided on the CyberStart America state leaderboard are to show which schools are the most engaged with the CyberStart America program in each state.

Select a state or territory from the dropdown list to see the registration numbers for each school in that region.

Below is an explanation of the data contained in each column.

School

The school that participants have stated on their registration form. School names come from a list of schools serving grades 9-12 sourced from https://nces.ed.gov/ in Summer 2021, unless the school was missing from this list and has been manually added on request.

District

The school district with which the selected school is associated (where applicable). This data was sourced from https://nces.ed.gov/ in Summer 2021.

Students registered

The number of individual students who have listed that school on their registration form, and completed their program registration.

Students qualified as NCS Semifinalists

Number of registered students from that school who have reached the threshold in CyberStart that qualifies them as National Cyber Scholarship Semifinalists (20,000 points in CyberStart), meaning they could be considered for scholarships and awards, subject to validation of their performance and eligibility.

Percentage qualified

Percentage of students from that school, currently registered for the CyberStart America program, who have reached the qualifying threshold to be considered a National Cyber Scholarship Semifinalist (20,000 points in CyberStart game).