2009 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 45 21.1 20.6 21.0 21.4 20.9
Alabama 76 20.3 20.5 19.5 20.7 20.1
Alaska 29 21.0 20.1 21.1 21.7 20.7
Arizona 15 21.9 21.3 22.1 22.4 21.3
Arkansas 73 20.6 20.6 20.1 21.0 20.2
California 19 22.2 21.8 22.8 22.4 21.4
Colorado 100 20.8 20.1 20.5 21.1 20.8
Connecticut21 23.5 23.6 23.5 24.0 22.6
Delaware 11 22.6 22.2 22.5 23.1 22.0
District of Columbia 30 19.4 19.1 19.5 19.7 18.6
Florida 62 19.5 18.7 19.7 20.2 19.0
Georgia40 20.6 20.1 20.6 20.9 20.3
Hawaii 22 21.5 20.9 22.1 21.4 21.0
Idaho 58 21.6 20.9 21.3 22.3 21.4
Illinois 97 20.8 20.5 20.7 20.8 20.7
Indiana 24 22.2 21.6 22.4 22.6 21.6
Iowa 59 22.4 21.9 21.9 22.9 22.4
Kansas 74 21.9 21.4 21.7 22.4 21.8
Kentucky 100 19.4 18.8 19.0 19.8 19.7
Louisiana 89 20.1 20.3 19.6 20.2 20.0
Maine 9 23.1 23.0 23.0 23.6 22.3
Maryland 17 22.1 21.9 22.1 22.5 21.5
Massachusetts 18 23.9 23.9 24.3 24.3 22.8
Michigan 100 19.6 18.6 19.6 19.6 20.1
Minnesota 68 22.7 22.0 22.7 23.1 22.6
Mississippi 93 18.9 19.1 18.3 19.0 18.7
Missouri 67 21.6 21.5 20.9 22.1 21.5
Montana 54 22.0 21.2 21.7 22.7 21.7
Nebraska 72 22.1 21.9 21.8 22.5 22.0
Nevada 30 21.5 20.9 21.4 22.0 21.0
New Hampshire 15 23.5 23.3 23.4 24.1 22.6
New Jersey 16 23.1 22.9 23.5 23.2 22.1
New Mexico 65 20.0 19.3 19.6 20.7 20.0
New York 25 23.1 22.5 23.4 23.3 22.7
North Carolina 15 21.6 20.9 22.0 21.9 21.1
North Dakota 78 21.5 20.7 21.5 21.8 21.6
Ohio 64 21.7 21.1 21.4 22.2 21.7
Oklahoma 71 20.7 20.5 19.9 21.4 20.5
Oregon 33 21.4 20.5 21.5 21.9 21.1
Pennsylvania 14 22.1 21.7 22.2 22.4 21.5
Rhode Island 10 22.8 23.0 22.5 23.4 21.8
South Carolina 50 19.8 19.2 20.0 19.9 19.8
South Dakota 74 22.0 21.2 21.8 22.3 22.0
Tennessee 92 20.6 20.7 19.8 21.0 20.4
Texas 30 20.8 19.9 21.3 20.9 20.6
Utah 68 21.8 21.4 21.1 22.6 21.6
Vermont 24 23.1 22.9 22.9 23.7 22.5
Virginia 20 21.9 21.7 21.8 22.3 21.4
Washington 18 22.8 22.4 22.9 23.5 22.1
West Virginia 62 20.7 20.8 19.6 21.4 20.5
Wisconsin 67 22.3 21.7 22.2 22.6 22.3
Wyoming 99 20.0 18.9 19.8 20.4 20.2


Totals for graduating seniors were obtained from Knocking at the College Door—March 2008, Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992–2022, © March 2008 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.