2007 Average ACT Scores by State

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State % of
Graduates
Tested
Average
Composite
Score
Average
English
Score
Average
Math
Score
Average
Reading
Score
Average
Science
Score
National 42 21.2 20.7 21.0 21.5 21.0
Alabama 81 20.3 20.3 19.5 20.7 20.1
Alaska 27 21.2 20.1 21.3 21.8 21.0
Arizona 18 21.8 21.1 21.9 22.2 21.4
Arkansas 75 20.5 20.5 19.9 20.9 20.2
California 15 22.1 21.6 22.6 22.2 21.2
Colorado 100 20.4 19.7 20.1 20.8 20.4
Connecticut16 23.2 23.2 23.2 23.6 22.4
Delaware 9 21.7 21.2 21.6 21.9 21.4
District of Columbia 31 18.7 18.1 18.8 19.2 18.3
Florida 54 19.9 19.1 20.0 20.5 19.5
Georgia34 20.3 19.9 20.3 20.6 20.1
Hawaii 20 22.3 21.6 22.9 22.2 21.9
Idaho 59 21.4 20.7 21.2 22.1 21.3
Illinois 100 20.5 20.2 20.4 20.5 20.4
Indiana 21 22.0 21.5 22.0 22.5 21.7
Iowa 66 22.3 21.6 21.9 22.6 22.3
Kansas 76 21.9 21.4 21.6 22.4 21.7
Kentucky 77 20.7 20.3 20.0 21.2 20.6
Louisiana 79 20.1 20.3 19.5 20.2 19.9
Maine 11 22.5 22.4 22.2 22.9 21.8
Maryland 14 21.6 21.3 21.5 22.1 21.2
Massachusetts 15 23.5 23.5 23.6 23.9 22.6
Michigan 70 21.5 20.7 21.3 21.8 21.7
Minnesota 70 22.5 21.8 22.5 22.8 22.5
Mississippi 96 18.9 19.0 18.1 19.1 18.7
Missouri 74 21.6 21.5 21.0 22.1 21.5
Montana 59 21.9 21.2 21.7 22.5 21.8
Nebraska 77 22.1 21.8 21.8 22.4 21.9
Nevada 29 21.5 20.8 21.4 22.0 21.2
New Hampshire 15 22.9 22.7 22.7 23.3 22.2
New Jersey 11 22.2 21.9 22.5 22.4 21.5
New Mexico 60 20.2 19.6 19.7 20.9 20.2
New York 21 22.9 22.0 23.1 23.1 22.7
North Carolina 16 21.0 20.2 21.4 21.4 20.7
North Dakota 82 21.6 20.8 21.5 21.9 21.6
Ohio 68 21.6 21.0 21.3 22.0 21.6
Oklahoma 71 20.7 20.5 19.8 21.3 20.5
Oregon 18 22.0 21.2 22.1 22.5 21.8
Pennsylvania 11 22.0 21.5 21.9 22.4 21.5
Rhode Island 9 21.8 21.6 21.5 22.5 21.2
South Carolina 43 19.6 19.0 19.8 19.8 19.5
South Dakota 76 21.9 21.3 21.7 22.1 21.9
Tennessee 96 20.7 20.8 19.9 21.1 20.4
Texas 30 20.5 19.5 20.8 20.6 20.4
Utah 70 21.7 21.3 21.1 22.2 21.6
Vermont 22 22.8 22.6 22.5 23.3 22.3
Virginia 18 21.4 21.0 21.2 21.7 21.1
Washington 16 23.1 22.7 23.0 23.7 22.6
West Virginia 66 20.6 20.8 19.5 21.2 20.5
Wisconsin 70 22.3 21.6 22.2 22.4 22.4
Wyoming 78 21.5 20.7 21.1 22.2 21.4


Totals for graduating seniors were obtained from Knocking at the College Door—December 2003, Projections of High School Graduates by State, Income and Race/Ethnicity, 1998-2018, © December 2003 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.