ACT Average Composite Scores by State

2001 ACT-Tested Graduates


State Total Core Course** Completers Non-Core Course** Completers No Course Data
% 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 69 20.1 69 21.0 29 17.9 3 19.4
Alaska 34 21.0 41 23.6 26 20.7 34 17.9
Arizona 28 21.5 67 22.1 28 20.1 5 21.2
Arkansas 75 20.1 71 20.9 19 17.5 10 19.6
California 12 21.4 60 22.2 32 20.0 8 22.0
Colorado 62 21.5 58 22.5 38 20.0 5 20.9
Connecticut 4 21.8 39 22.8 38 21.0 22 21.6
Delaware 4 20.6 60 21.1 31 19.8 9 20.0
Washington DC 26 17.4 52 18.3 28 16.3 19 16.8
Florida 40 20.4 64 21.3 28 18.7 8 19.8
Georgia 19 19.9 71 20.6 21 17.8 7 19.7
Hawaii 19 21.7 70 22.2 24 20.3 6 21.8
Idaho 59 21.5 49 22.9 47 20.1 4 20.5
Illinois 71 21.6 53 22.9 44 20.1 3 21.6
Indiana 20 21.4 63 22.2 30 19.9 7 21.4
Iowa 67 22.0 66 22.9 31 20.0 3 21.2
Kansas 78 21.6 66 22.6 31 19.7 4 20.1
Kentucky 72 20.1 48 21.0 49 19.2 3 19.5
Louisiana 80 19.6 71 20.5 25 17.1 4 19.2
Maine 6 21.4 44 22.2 43 21.2 12 19.5
Maryland 11 20.5 64 21.0 28 19.4 8 20.5
Massachusetts 8 21.9 45 22.2 38 21.6 17 21.9
Michigan 69 21.3 56 22.5 41 19.8 3 21.1
Minnesota 66 22.1 67 22.8 29 20.3 4 22.1
Mississippi 89 18.5 55 19.7 43 17.0 3 18.0
Missouri 70 21.4 59 22.6 37 19.6 4 21.4
Montana 55 21.7 55 23.0 42 20.1 3 20.4
Nebraska 74 21.6 67 22.5 31 19.7 3 20.8
Nevada 39 21.3 61 22.2 36 19.8 4 21.1
New Hampshire 7 22.3 52 23.0 35 21.3 13 22.0
New Jersey 4 20.6 32 21.4 57 20.2 11 20.2
New Mexico 64 19.9 54 21.1 42 18.4 4 19.6
New York 14 22.2 62 23.3 29 20.2 10 21.4
North Carolina 13 19.7 57 20.7 36 17.9 7 20.2
North Dakota 80 21.4 63 22.8 34 19.0 3 19.9
Ohio 63 21.4 61 22.5 36 19.5 3 20.8
Oklahoma 71 20.5 52 21.8 43 19.1 5 19.5
Oregon 11 22.6 56 23.6 37 21.3 7 21.8
Pennsylvania 8 21.4 66 22.1 26 20.0 8 20.4
Rhode Island 5 21.2 40 22.0 42 21.4 18 19.3
South Carolina 28 19.3 72 19.8 22 17.7 6 19.7
South Dakota 70 21.4 62 22.4 35 19.6 3 20.2
Tennessee 79 20.0 61 20.9 36 18.4 3 19.8
Texas 33 20.3 75 20.8 20 18.3 5 19.9
Utah 69 21.4 43 22.4 53 20.5 4 21.0
Vermont 9 22.2 45 22.9 39 21.2 16 22.5
Virginia 10 20.6 68 21.2 24 18.9 9 20.1
Washington 17 22.4 52 23.3 43 21.3 6 22.3
West Virginia 61 20.2 39 21.4 58 19.4 3 19.3
Wisconsin 68 22.2 62 23.0 36 21.0 3 21.7
Wyoming 64 21.5 55 22.6 42 20.0 3 21.0
National 38 21.0 60 21.9 35 19.5 5 20.6

* 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.

** Core Course = at least four years of English and three years each of mathematics (algebra and above), social sciences, and natural sciences

2001 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 2001 by ACT, Inc.

Selections from the 2001 National Score Report