Excel is one of the most useful tools in our daily life. We certainly depend on Excel for various purposes. Excel makes our tasks easier than ever. For example, calculating the class average manually is surely a long and tedious task. But in Excel, we can do it without much hassle. In this article, I am going to show you 6 methods on how to calculate a class average in Excel.

We are going to use the following dataset to calculate the class average in Excel. Here we have 7 students with their marks in Physics, Math, and English. We will calculate the class average for each subject.

## What is Class Average?

**Class Average **refers to the **mean **of the marks of all students in a class **in a particular subject**. For example, if there are 5 students in a class and their marks in **Physics **are **78**, **56**, **95**, **77**, and **87**, then the **class average **of **Physics **will be (**78+56+95+77+87)/5 = 78.6**.

## How to Calculate Class Average in Excel: 6 Easiest Methods

In this article, we are going to show you the 6 easiest methods to calculate a class average in Excel. Check the section below for more details.

### 1. Basic Method on How to Calculate Class Average in Excel

We will calculate the **class average **using the **basic method **in this section. Suppose you want to calculate the **class average **for **Physics**. To do so,

First, select **C14 **and write down the formula below.

**=(C6+C7+C8+C9+C10+C11+C12)/$E$3**

This formula will give you the **average **of the values of the **cells **from **C6 **to **C12**. Here, we have added all the values in the **range C6:C12 **and then **divided **the **total** by the total **Number of Students** which is in cell **E3**. We have used Absolute Cell Reference for cell **E3**, thatâ€™s because **we want to keep the cell fixed **to use the

**Fill Handle**to

**AutoFill**the formula for the rest of the cells.

Then press

**ENTER**. You will get the

**average**value in

**cell C14**.

Then use the **Fill Handle **to **AutoFill **up to **E14**. You will get the average for **Math **and **English**.

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### 2. SUM Function to Calculate Class Average in Excel

The **SUM **Function adds all the numbers in the selected **range **and returns the **total value**. We can easily calculate **class average **in Excel using this **SUM Function**.

Here, we will first add all the marks using the **SUM Function**. And then we will divide the total marks by the Number of Students.

Letâ€™s assume that we need to calculate the class average for **Physics**. To do so,

First, select **cell C14**. Then write down the formula,

**
=SUM(C6:C12)/$E$3**

**Formula Breakdown:**

**SUM(C6:C12)** **â€”> **Â It will sum the numeric values ranges from **C6:C12**.

**Â Â Â Â Â Output: 597
**

**SUM(C6:C12)/$E$3**

**â€”>**Total

**Sum**is divided by the

**Number**

**of Students**to Calculate the

**class average**.

**Â Â Â Â Â Output: 85.29**

**Â Â Â Â Â Explanation: 85.29**is the

**class average**for

**Physics**.

Then press the **ENTER** key. You will get the **class average** for **Physics**.

Then use the **Fill Handle **to **AutoFill**. **Excel** will calculate the **class average** for **Math** and **English**.

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### 3. AVERAGE Function to Calculate Class Average in Excel

The **AVERAGE **function is most probably the best answer to the question of how to calculate **class average **in Excel. To calculate the **class average **of **Physics **using this function,

First, select cell **C14**. Then write down the following formula

**=AVERAGE(C6:C12)**

**average**of the numeric values within the

**range C6:C12**.

Then press **ENTER**. Excel will calculate the **class average **for **Physics**.

Then use the **Fill Handle **to **AutoFill **up to **E12**. You will get the **class average **for **Math **and **English**.

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### 4. Using AutoSum to Calculate Class Average in Excel

Now I will discuss how to calculate **class average **in Excel using **AutoSum**. To calculate the **class average **for **Physics **using **AutoSum**,

Select **C14**. Then, go to **Formulas **Tab >> select **AutoSum **>> select **Average**.

This will activate the **AVERAGE function**. Just put the **cell range **of which you want to calculate the average. Here, it is **C6:C12**.

Then press **ENTER**. Excel will get you the **class average **for **Physics**.

Then use the **Fill Handle **to **AutoFill** up to **E14**. You will get the average number for **Math** and **English**.

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### 5. SUBTOTAL Function to Calculate Class Average in Excel

In a list or database, the **SUBTOTAL **function returns a subtotal. While applying this function, we have to choose the number for the **AVERAGE** **function** (__that is 1__)Â from the

**function list**and then enter the

**range**of values in the

**second argument**. Look how the function list with the reference number pops up.

Then you will put the **range**. For instance, in our case, the final formula with the **SUBTOTAL function** to calculate the **class average **for **Physics **in **cell C14 **will be:

**=SUBTOTAL(1,C6:C12)**

**Here,**

**1**refers to the

**AVERAGE function**. So Excel will calculate the average of the

**range C6:C12**.

Now press **ENTER**. Excel will get you the **class average **for **Physics**.

Now use **Fill Handle **to **AutoFill **up to **E14**. You will get the **class average **for **Math **and **English**.

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### 6. Keyboard Shortcut on How to Calculate Class Average in Excel

Now I will explain how to calculate **class average **in Excel using the **keyboard shortcut**. Suppose, you want to calculate the **class average **for **Physics**. To do so,

First, select **C14**. Then press **ALT + M**, **U**, **A**.

This will activate the **AVERAGE Function**. Just put the **cell range **of which you want to calculate the average. Here, it is **C6:C12**.

Then press **ENTER**. Excel will get you the **class average **for **Physics**.

And finally, just use the **Fill Handle **to **AutoFill **up to **E12**. You will get the **class average **for **Math **and **English**. Your final output will look like this,

## Practice Workbook

Practice makes a man perfect. To internalize the methods on how to calculate class average in Excel, you should practice a lot. Thatâ€™s why I have attached a practice worksheet for you all.

**Practice Workbook**

## Conclusion

In this article, I have tried to illustrate all the possible and easy methods how to calculate a class average in Excel. I hope this article will be fruitful for you. Lastly, if you have any suggestions or remarks, please drop them in the comment box.

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