ACT Average Composite Scores by State

1995 ACT-Tested Graduates

Total
Core Course Completers
Non-Core Course Completers
No Course Data
State
% 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 60 20.0 59 21.3 36 17.7 5 20.6
Alaska 40 21.0 43 24.0 25 20.0 32 17.8
Arizona 29 21.0 63 22.0 35 19.4 3 20.6
Arkansas 63 20.2 56 21.3 29 17.8 15 20.6
California 12 20.9 64 21.8 32 19.0 4 21.2
Colorado 63 21.4 57 22.5 40 19.7 4 21.4
Connecticut 3 21.4 39 21.7 39 20.6 22 22.3
Delaware 4 21.6 66 22.6 29 19.4 5 20.9
Washington, DC 5 18.9 63 19.0 30 18.6 7 18.8
Florida 34 20.7 68 21.7 24 17.8 8 20.4
Georgia 18 20.2 75 20.9 18 17.3 7 19.5
Hawaii 14 21.8 61 22.6 31 20.2 8 21.4
Idaho 61 21.2 50 22.4 46 20.0 4 20.2
Illinois 67 21.1 47 22.7 48 19.5 5 21.4
Indiana 22 21.2 52 22.7 44 19.4 5 20.8
Iowa 64 21.8 63 22.9 33 19.7 4 21.9
Kansas 72 21.2 47 23.0 51 19.6 3 21.2
Kentucky 63 20.1 31 21.2 64 19.5 5 20.1
Louisiana 75 19.4 63 20.4 30 17.0 7 20.2
Maine 2 21.5 35 22.2 49 21.2 16 20.7
Maryland 12 20.6 68 21.2 27 19.3 5 20.1
Massachusetts 4 20.9 39 21.2 42 20.7 19 20.8
Michigan 64 21.1 54 22.4 43 19.4 3 21.4
Minnesota 59 21.9 70 22.6 27 20.1 4 21.6
Mississippi 73 18.8 58 19.7 33 16.8 9 19.9
Missouri 64 21.3 50 22.6 41 19.4 10 22.0
Montana 56 21.8 60 23.1 37 19.9 3 20.6
Nebraska 75 21.4 56 22.7 39 19.4 4 21.3
Nevada 42 21.3 62 22.2 35 19.6 3 21.5
New Hampshire 2 22.3 52 23.0 36 21.3 11 22.3
New Jersey 3 20.4 35 20.8 57 20.1 8 20.3
New Mexico 59 20.1 53 21.2 42 18.7 5 19.8
New York 18 21.7 63 23.1 30 19.1 7 21.0
North Carolina 12 19.6 65 20.6 31 17.7 5 18.9
North Dakota 75 21.2 66 22.4 31 18.7 3 21.2
Ohio 59 21.2 59 22.4 37 19.3 4 21.4
Oklahoma 65 20.3 47 21.6 45 18.9 8 21.0
Oregon 14 22.6 63 23.7 34 20.6 3 23.0
Pennsylvania 7 20.6 68 21.4 25 18.9 7 18.7
Rhode Island 2 20.6 49 20.9 47 20.3 4 21.8
South Carolina 14 19.1 70 20.0 25 16.9 6 18.3
South Dakota 68 21.2 59 22.4 39 19.4 2 20.9
Tennessee 68 20.3 58 21.4 37 18.6 6 20.6
Texas 33 20.1 65 21.2 31 17.9 4 19.3
Utah 67 21.4 39 22.5 57 20.6 4 21.1
Vermont 4 21.7 47 23.1 33 20.9 20 20.0
Virginia 6 20.6 62 21.4 30 19.4 8 19.3
Washington 17 22.2 57 23.1 41 21.0 2 21.9
West Virginia 56 20.0 44 21.2 54 19.0 3 19.9
Wisconsin 64 22.0 59 22.9 38 20.7 3 21.7
Wyoming 66 21.3 51 22.5 45 20.0 4 21.0
National 37 20.8 56 22.0 38 19.1 6 20.7

* Totals for state and national graduating seniors were obtained from Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity 1992-2009, Copyright © by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, October, 1993.

1995 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 1995 by ACT, Inc.