ACT Average Composite Scores by State

1996 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 57 20.1 63 21.4 35 17.8 2 19.0
Alaska 35 20.9 39 24.1 24 20.6 36 17.6
Arizona 27 21.2 65 22.0 33 19.5 2 19.9
Arkansas 64 20.2 67 21.3 29 17.9 4 18.7
California 11 21.0 67 21.8 31 19.1 3 20.4
Colorado 60 21.4 58 22.5 40 19.8 2 20.5
Connecticut 2 21.4 39 22.1 42 20.9 19 21.4
Delaware 4 21.1 70 22.0 29 18.6 1 24.5
Washington, DC 5 19.6 65 20.1 29 18.4 5 20.6
Florida 34 20.6 71 21.6 24 18.0 4 19.1
Georgia 16 20.3 76 21.1 19 17.3 5 19.4
Hawaii 15 21.7 68 22.3 29 20.1 3 21.9
Idaho 59 21.3 51 22.4 47 20.2 2 19.4
Illinois 67 21.2 50 22.8 49 19.7 2 19.6
Indiana 19 21.3 55 22.7 40 19.3 5 21.0
Iowa 64 21.9 66 23.0 33 19.8 1 20.7
Kansas 70 21.3 49 23.0 50 19.7 1 19.3
Kentucky 62 20.1 35 21.1 64 19.6 2 18.6
Louisiana 73 19.4 67 20.4 31 17.2 2 19.1
Maine 2 21.2 44 21.8 41 20.9 15 20.4
Maryland 9 20.9 72 21.5 26 19.5 3 20.5
Massachusetts 5 21.2 40 21.7 39 20.9 21 21.0
Michigan 64 21.1 56 22.4 42 19.5 1 20.6
Minnesota 59 22.1 72 22.8 26 20.3 2 21.8
Mississippi 68 18.8 63 19.9 35 16.9 2 17.6
Missouri 63 21.4 57 22.7 41 19.7 2 20.4
Montana 54 21.7 60 23.0 38 19.8 2 20.1
Nebraska 72 21.4 59 22.6 40 19.7 1 19.6
Nevada 39 21.2 63 22.0 35 19.6 2 21.3
New Hampshire 3 21.7 51 22.6 39 21.2 9 19.6
New Jersey 2 20.9 37 21.7 56 20.5 8 20.4
New Mexico 59 20.2 54 21.4 44 18.8 2 17.9
New York 16 21.7 64 23.0 30 19.1 6 20.8
North Carolina 11 19.6 68 20.4 28 17.7 3 18.3
North Dakota 77 21.3 68 22.4 31 18.7 1 20.1
Ohio 58 21.3 62 22.5 36 19.4 1 20.6
Oklahoma 63 20.5 49 21.8 48 19.2 3 19.6
Oregon 11 22.6 63 23.6 35 20.8 2 21.1
Pennsylvania 6 21.0 69 21.8 24 19.3 6 17.8
Rhode Island 1 21.6 41 22.4 50 21.2 9 20.1
South Carolina 13 19.1 68 20.1 27 16.8 4 18.0
South Dakota 65 21.4 63 22.5 36 19.6 1 19.5
Tennessee 77 19.9 56 21.3 42 18.0 2 18.4
Texas 30 20.2 67 21.2 30 18.0 3 18.6
Utah 66 21.4 40 22.4 58 20.7 2 20.3
Vermont 3 22.3 49 22.9 43 21.9 8 21.0
Virginia 5 20.8 63 21.8 30 19.3 7 18.8
Washington 15 22.3 56 23.2 42 21.1 2 21.7
West Virginia 54 20.0 44 21.1 55 19.2 1 18.6
Wisconsin 63 22.1 61 22.9 38 20.9 1 21.4
Wyoming 64 21.4 53 22.6 45 20.2 2 18.6
National 35 20.9 59 22.0 38 19.2 3 19.9

* 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.

1996 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 1996 by ACT, Inc.