- About This Report
- College Readiness Benchmark Attainment
- Student Migration and Academic Achievement
- Time of First Testing
- EOS Participation
- Score-Sending Behavior
- Enrollment by College Preference
- Interest-Major Fit
- Predictors of Success
- Key Findings and Recommendations
- Recent ACT Research
Student Migration and Academic Achievement
Seventy-one percent of the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2011 enrolled in college. Of these students, 21% attended college out of state.
Percent of ACT-Tested College Students Enrolled Out of State by ACT Composite Score, 2011
Graph reads: 51% of ACT-tested college students with an ACT Composite score between 33 and 36 enrolled out of state.
|ACT Composite Score Range||Percent Enrolled Out of State|
National = 21%
An enrolled student’s likelihood of attending college out of state increased with his or her ACT Composite score.
- Students with a score of 24 or higher were more likely than average to attend college out of state, whereas students with a score of 23 or lower were less likely than average to enroll out of state.
- Just over one-half of all students with a score between 33 and 36 enrolled out of state, compared with only 12% of students with a score of 15 or lower.
Percent of ACT-Tested College Students Enrolled Out of State by State Category, 2011
Graph reads: 18% of ACT-tested college students from ACT+ states enrolled out of state.
|State Category||Percent Enrolled Out of State|
An enrolled student’s likelihood of attending college out of state varied by the ACT and SAT participation rates in the state.
- Compared to the migration patterns of students from ACT and ACT+ states, ACT-tested students from SAT and SAT+ states had a higher likelihood of attending college out of state.
- In SAT+ states, a little more than one-half of all ACT-tested students enrolled out of state. This is more than twice the out-of-state enrollment rate for students from ACT+ states.