Percent of US Graduates Who Took the ACT

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About 54% of all 2013 high school graduates in the United States took the ACT during high school, or about 1.8 million graduates.

From 2009 to 2013, the number of high school graduates who took the ACT increased by approximately 22%. This represents a 9 percentage point increase in the number of all US high school graduates who took the ACT.

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Percent of US High School Graduates
Who Took the ACT, 2009–2013

Graph reads: In 2009, 45% of all US high school graduates took the ACT at least once during their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

YearPercent
200945%
201047%
201149%
201252%
201354%