ACT Average Composite Scores by State

1997 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 61 20.2 63 21.5 34 17.7 2 18.8
Alaska 32 21.0 42 24.0 24 20.9 33 17.2
Arizona 27 21.1 64 22.0 33 19.6 3 19.6
Arkansas 66 20.3 73 21.1 22 18.0 4 18.9
California 11 21.0 66 21.9 31 19.2 3 20.6
Colorado 62 21.5 57 22.7 41 19.9 3 20.7
Connecticut 3 21.7 44 22.1 36 21.2 20 22.0
Delaware 3 21.0 71 22.4 24 17.8 4 16.2
Washington, DC 5 17.2 71 17.2 24 16.3 5 20.9
Florida 36 20.7 72 21.7 24 18.0 4 19.4
Georgia 16 20.2 77 21.0 18 17.3 5 19.2
Hawaii 17 21.6 68 22.2 28 20.2 4 21.4
Idaho 62 21.4 50 22.6 48 20.2 2 20.4
Illinois 69 21.2 49 22.9 49 19.6 2 20.2
Indiana 19 21.2 54 22.7 41 19.4 5 20.4
Iowa 64 22.1 66 23.1 33 20.0 2 20.6
Kansas 74 21.7 52 23.2 46 20.0 2 21.3
Kentucky 65 20.1 37 21.1 61 19.6 2 19.4
Louisiana 80 19.4 66 20.6 31 17.1 3 19.1
Maine 2 21.5 37 22.3 49 21.5 13 19.5
Maryland 11 20.7 73 21.1 23 19.4 4 20.1
Massachusetts 6 21.6 43 22.1 40 21.3 17 21.3
Michigan 68 21.3 56 22.5 42 19.6 1 20.1
Minnesota 60 22.1 71 22.8 26 20.3 2 21.9
Mississippi 79 18.7 61 19.9 37 16.9 3 17.6
Missouri 64 21.5 58 22.8 39 19.7 2 20.4
Montana 55 21.9 59 23.2 39 19.9 2 20.5
Nebraska 73 21.7 63 22.8 36 19.9 1 19.9
Nevada 39 21.3 62 22.1 36 19.8 2 20.1
New Hampshire 4 22.3 51 23.0 38 21.8 11 21.0
New Jersey 3 20.8 33 21.3 54 20.1 14 22.3
New Mexico 59 20.3 53 21.5 44 19.0 3 19.2
New York 16 21.9 64 23.2 29 19.3 7 21.2
North Carolina 11 19.3 64 20.3 31 17.3 4 18.0
North Dakota 78 21.4 64 22.7 34 19.0 2 18.8
Ohio 60 21.3 61 22.5 37 19.4 2 20.5
Oklahoma 66 20.6 51 21.9 46 19.2 3 18.8
Oregon 12 22.3 57 23.5 34 20.9 9 19.4
Pennsylvania 8 21.0 68 21.9 26 19.36 18.7
Rhode Island 221.4 46 21.8 45 21.1 9 21.0
South Carolina 13 18.9 67 19.7 27 16.8 6 18.6
South Dakota 68 21.3 65 22.2 34 19.7 1 19.6
Tennessee 83 19.7 54 21.2 44 17.9 2 18.3
Texas 30 20.2 67 21.2 30 17.9 3 19.2
Utah 69 21.5 42 22.6 56 20.8 2 20.5
Vermont 7 21.9 41 22.7 51 21.3 8 21.2
Virginia 6 20.7 65 21.5 28 19.0 7 19.8
Washington 16 22.4 58 23.2 40 21.3 2 22.0
West Virginia 57 20.0 43 21.2 55 19.1 2 18.9
Wisconsin 64 22.3 62 23.0 37 21.1 1 21.4
Wyoming 70 21.4 53 22.7 45 20.0 2 20.0
National 36 21.0 59 22.1 38 19.3 3 20.0

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

1997 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 1997 by The American College Testing Program.