Average Composite Scores by State: 2003 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 73 20.1 65 21.0 31 18.3 4 20.2
Alaska 32 21.1 37 23.8 29 20.9 34 18.5
Arizona 27 21.4 63 22.0 30 20.1 8 21.1
Arkansas 73 20.3 71 21.0 19 17.6 9 20.2
California 15 21.5 56 22.1 32 20.2 12 22.3
Colorado 100 20.1 46 21.9 42 18.5 12 18.9
Connecticut7 22.1 35 22.7 35 21.4 30 22.2
Delaware 5 20.8 59 21.1 32 19.9 9 21.7
Washington DC 30 17.5 48 17.9 30 17.1 21 17.3
Florida 41 20.5 59 21.2 30 19.1 11 20.3
Georgia22 19.8 65 20.4 23 18.0 11 20.0
Hawaii 16 21.8 66 22.2 26 20.7 8 22.3
Idaho 60 21.2 47 22.5 45 19.9 7 20.3
Illinois 100 20.2 41 22.5 49 18.5 11 19.2
Indiana 21 21.6 59 22.3 30 20.2 10 21.3
Iowa 66 22.0 66 22.9 30 20.0 4 21.7
Kansas 76 21.5 66 22.5 29 19.5 6 20.5
Kentucky 73 20.2 59 21.0 38 19.0 4 20.3
Louisiana 80 19.6 70 20.5 25 17.2 5 19.7
Maine 7 22.5 43 23.2 40 22.1 17 21.6
Maryland 12 20.7 58 21.2 30 19.4 12 21.3
Massachusetts 10 22.3 36 22.5 40 22.0 24 22.5
Michigan 69 21.3 55 22.5 41 19.8 4 21.7
Minnesota 67 22.0 64 22.8 29 20.3 7 21.8
Mississippi 88 18.7 53 19.9 44 17.1 3 18.4
Missouri 69 21.4 58 22.5 37 19.6 5 21.9
Montana 52 21.7 51 23.2 43 20.1 6 20.5
Nebraska 73 21.7 67 22.6 29 19.8 4 20.5
Nevada 34 21.3 59 22.0 35 20.0 6 21.4
New Hampshire 8 22.2 47 22.7 32 21.2 20 22.5
New Jersey 6 21.2 30 21.9 54 20.7 16 21.5
New Mexico 62 19.9 52 21.1 42 18.6 5 19.7
New York 15 22.3 56 23.3 30 20.5 14 22.1
North Carolina 15 19.9 51 21.2 40 18.2 9 20.3
North Dakota 80 21.3 59 22.8 37 19.0 4 20.5
Ohio 64 21.4 60 22.4 34 19.6 6 21.3
Oklahoma 69 20.5 59 21.6 35 18.8 6 19.9
Oregon 12 22.6 52 23.5 37 21.4 11 22.2
Pennsylvania 8 21.5 62 22.2 27 20.3 11 20.8
Rhode Island 6 21.7 35 22.7 44 22.0 22 19.7
South Carolina 34 19.2 68 19.7 23 17.7 9 19.4
South Dakota 70 21.4 60 22.4 36 19.8 4 20.3
Tennessee 74 20.4 62 21.2 34 18.8 4 20.8
Texas 33 20.1 72 20.6 19 18.3 9 20.0
Utah 67 21.3 42 22.3 52 20.6 6 20.7
Vermont 11 22.5 40 23.2 37 21.6 23 22.5
Virginia 12 20.6 66 21.1 19 19.2 15 20.5
Washington 16 22.5 47 23.4 42 21.4 11 22.2
West Virginia 63 20.3 29 21.8 67 19.7 4 20.0
Wisconsin 69 22.2 61 22.9 35 20.9 4 22.1
Wyoming 62 21.4 56 22.5 40 20.0 4 19.9
National 40 20.8 57 21.8 35 19.3 8 20.6

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

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

2003 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 2003 by ACT, Inc.

2003 ACT National and State Scores