The **Percentile Calculator in Excel** returns the “k-th percentile” from a supplied data set.

We can use **Percentile exc** function to calculate **Excel 90th percentile** rank, the 70th percentile rank, etc.

*Figure 1. Percentile Function in Excel*

**Generic Formula**

`=PERCENTILE.EXC(array, k)`

- Array = A set of data values
- k – A number between 0 and 1 representing the k:th percentile

A percentile is simply a value under which a specified percentage of data set values fall.

The **Excel Percentile function** is an built-in operation which is categorized under Excel’s Statistical Functions.

**How to Calculate Percentiles in Excel**

We will now show you **how to find percentiles in Excel** by using the following simple steps;

- Let’s say we are required to analyze the total number of students who ranked above a specified percentile in an entrance exam. We begin by collecting the data available to us inside our Excel worksheet;

*Figure 2. of Percentile Data in Excel*

Be sure to allocate a column of empty cell for **Percentiles exc** to return our resulting number values (column F above.

- The
**Percentile rank formula,**which we will enter into cell F2 of our worksheet example is shown below:`=PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B11,D2)`

*Figure 3. Percentile Function in Excel*

The **Percentile exc** function returned 97.9 as **the Excel 90th percentile** rank value for the array of scores in column B of our worksheet example.

- Copy the modified version of the
**Percentile rank formula**down into the other empty cells in column F to obtain the expected percentile ranking results;

*Figure 4. of Percentiles in Excel*

**Note**

A **percentile **that is calculated with a k value of 4 means that 40% percent of its values are below or equal to its calculated result, while a **percentile** that is calculated with a k value of.9 means that 90% percent of its values are below or equal to its calculated result.