ACT Average Composite Scores by State

1999 ACT-Tested Graduates

Total
Core Course Completers
Non-Core Course Completers
No Course Data
State
% of Graduates Tested*
Average Composite Score
% of Total Tested*
Average Composite Score
% of Total Tested*
Average Composite Score
% of Total Tested*
Average Composite Score
Alabama 65 20.2 65 21.4 33 17.7 2 18.4
Alaska 35 21.1 42 24.1 27 20.4 31 17.6
Arizona 28 21.4 70 22.1 27 19.7 3 20.6
Arkansas 69 20.3 74 21.1 21 17.8 6 19.0
California 12 21.3 65 22.1 31 19.6 4 21.3
Colorado 62 21.5 57 22.6 40 20.0 3 20.4
Connecticut 3 21.6 43 22.2 41 20.9 16 21.4
Delaware 3 20.5 62 21.5 34 18.6 5 20.8
Washington DC 13 18.6 64 18.9 23 17.7 13 18.8
Florida 39 20.6 70 21.5 25 18.3 5 19.7
Georgia 16 20.0 76 20.7 20 17.7 5 19.1
Hawaii 18 21.6 69 22.1 26 20.1 5 21.9
Idaho 60 21.4 48 22.6 49 20.2 3 20.8
Illinois 67 21.4 51 22.9 46 19.8 2 20.7
Indiana 19 21.2 62 22.3 33 19.4 5 20.5
Iowa 66 22.0 66 23.0 32 19.9 2 21.4
Kansas 75 21.5 54 23.0 44 19.7 3 19.9
Kentucky 68 20.1 44 21.1 54 19.4 2 19.6
Louisiana 76 19.6 70 20.6 27 17.0 3 19.2
Maine 4 22.1 45 22.7 45 21.9 10 20.5
Maryland 10 20.9 70 21.3 25 19.9 5 20.8
Massachusetts 6 22.0 44 22.3 41 21.9 15 21.7
Michigan 69 21.3 55 22.6 42 19.7 2 20.7
Minnesota 64 22.1 69 22.9 28 20.4 3 21.6
Mississippi 82 18.7 61 19.8 37 16.9 2 18.3
Missouri 67 21.6 61 22.7 36 19.6 3 21.6
Montana 54 21.8 56 23.1 41 20.0 2 20.0
Nebraska 73 21.7 67 22.6 31 19.8 2 20.3
Nevada 41 21.5 65 22.3 33 19.9 2 19.9
New Hampshire 5 22.2 55 22.9 38 21.5 8 21.1
New Jersey 4 20.7 34 21.2 59 20.3 7 20.9
New Mexico 64 20.1 53 21.3 43 18.8 3 18.8
New York 14 22.0 63 23.2 30 19.6 7 21.0
North Carolina 12 19.4 64 20.4 32 17.6 4 18.9
North Dakota 79 21.4 63 22.8 35 19.0 2 19.3
Ohio 59 21.4 62 22.6 36 19.5 2 20.7
Oklahoma 69 20.6 52 21.8 45 19.2 3 19.8
Oregon 11 22.6 60 23.7 37 21.0 3 21.3
Pennsylvania 7 21.4 69 22.2 26 19.8 5 19.4
Rhode Island 3 22.7 44 22.6 47 22.9 9 21.8
South Carolina 18 19.1 70 19.9 26 17.1 4 19.2
South Dakota 70 21.2 63 22.3 35 19.4 2 19.7
Tennessee 77 19.9 62 20.9 36 18.2 2 18.9
Texas 31 20.3 70 21.2 27 18.2 3 19.1
Utah 68 21.4 43 22.4 55 20.6 3 21.1
Vermont 9 21.9 45 22.5 40 21.1 15 22.3
Virginia 7 20.6 67 21.3 25 19.2 7 19.8
Washington 18 22.6 56 23.4 41 21.5 2 22.0
West Virginia 58 20.2 43 21.4 56 19.3 2 18.7
Wisconsin 67 22.3 61 23.1 36 21.0 2 21.8
Wyoming 66 21.4 54 22.6 44 20.1 2 20.2
National 36 21.0 60 22.0 36 19.4 4 20.2

* Totals for graduating seniors were obtained from Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity 1996-2012, Copyright © by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, February, 1998.

1999 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 1999 by ACT, Inc.


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