ACT Average Composite Scores by State

2000 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 68 20.2 72 21.1 27 17.8 2 18.9
Alaska 36 21.3 43 24.0 27 20.8 31 18.1
Arizona 27 21.5 67 22.2 28 20.1 4 20.3
Arkansas 73 20.3 74 21.2 20 17.7 6 18.8
California 12 21.4 63 22.2 32 19.7 5 21.5
Colorado 64 21.5 58 22.6 38 19.9 4 20.8
Connecticut 4 21.3 40 22.2 40 20.5 20 21.2
Delaware 3 20.6 61 21.7 33 18.2 6 22.6
Washington DC 18 17.8 63 18.0 28 16.9 9 18.8
Florida 40 20.6 67 21.4 27 18.7 7 19.7
Georgia 18 19.9 73 20.6 21 17.6 6 19.4
Hawaii 20 21.6 67 22.2 28 20.2 5 21.0
Idaho 61 21.4 48 22.6 49 20.4 3 20.3
Illinois 72 21.5 52 22.9 46 19.9 2 21.0
Indiana 20 21.4 63 22.3 31 19.7 6 21.2
Iowa 69 22.0 66 23.0 32 20.0 2 21.4
Kansas 77 21.6 57 23.0 40 19.8 3 20.4
Kentucky 71 20.1 47 21.1 51 19.3 2 19.0
Louisiana 80 19.6 71 20.5 26 17.1 3 19.6
Maine 5 21.9 45 22.2 46 21.8 9 20.8
Maryland 10 20.7 68 21.2 26 19.5 6 20.6
Massachusetts 7 21.9 44 22.2 39 21.6 17 21.9
Michigan 71 21.3 56 22.5 42 19.7 2 21.1
Minnesota 66 22.0 69 22.8 28 20.3 3 21.6
Mississippi 84 18.7 58 19.9 41 17.0 2 17.9
Missouri 69 21.6 60 22.8 37 19.7 3 21.5
Montana 58 21.8 55 23.2 42 20.1 3 19.7
Nebraska 74 21.7 67 22.7 31 19.8 2 20.4
Nevada 40 21.5 61 22.4 36 19.9 3 21.1
New Hampshire 6 22.5 51 23.1 37 22.0 12 21.9
New Jersey 4 20.7 31 21.5 59 20.3 10 20.2
New Mexico 66 20.1 53 21.3 43 18.7 3 19.5
New York 14 22.2 63 23.4 29 19.9 8 21.3
North Carolina 13 19.5 61 20.5 34 17.7 5 19.1
North Dakota 80 21.4 63 22.8 35 18.9 2 20.0
Ohio 61 21.4 61 22.6 36 19.5 2 20.8
Oklahoma 71 20.8 52 22.0 44 19.4 4 19.7
Oregon 12 22.7 59 23.7 36 21.2 5 21.4
Pennsylvania 8 21.4 68 22.1 26 19.8 6 20.0
Rhode Island 4 21.1 44 21.9 44 20.9 12 19.4
South Carolina 23 19.3 70 20.0 24 17.2 6 19.6
South Dakota 72 21.5 63 22.5 35 19.7 2 19.7
Tennessee 78 20.0 62 20.9 36 18.4 2 19.3
Texas 32 20.3 73 21.0 23 18.3 4 19.4
Utah 69 21.5 43 22.5 54 20.7 3 20.8
Vermont 9 22.2 42 22.7 40 21.8 18 22.2
Virginia 9 20.5 68 21.2 24 18.8 8 19.9
Washington 18 22.4 54 23.2 42 21.3 4 22.5
West Virginia 60 20.2 40 21.5 58 19.3 2 19.8
Wisconsin 69 22.2 61 23.0 36 21.0 3 21.5
Wyoming 68 21.6 55 22.7 43 20.2 2 20.8
National 38 21.0 61 22.0 35 19.5 4 20.4

* 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.

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