# Excel AVERAGEIFS function

## Summary

The Excel AVERAGEIFS function calculates the average value from a range of cells with a given condition or multiple conditions. The AVERAGEIFS function is useful for calculating the average of subset of an overall dataset.

The AVERAGEIFS function is very similar to the AVERAGEIF function, however the AVERAGEIFS function allows for multiple criteria while AVERAGEIF only allows for a single criteria.

## Formula

=AVERAGEIFS(average_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …)

## Arguments (inputs)

average_range = the range of cells to calculate the average from if the condition(s) are true

criteria_range1 = the range of data to test the criteria against

criteria1 = the criteria to test against the range of data

Only one criteria range and criteria is required, but additional criteria ranges and criteria can be added if desired.

## Return value

The AVERAGEIFS formula returns the mathematical average of the average_range for the cells that meet the condition(s) defined by the criteria.

## Example

In the example above the AVERAGEIFS formula in cell N7 calculates average of the range of cells between I6:I35, which is the average age of the college applicants in the example dataset, when the applicant is from the country US, as defined by the cell reference M7.

=AVERAGEIFS(I6:I35,H6:H35,M7)

The resulting average of US applicants is returned in cell N7, 25.9 years.