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Table 10: Average ACT Composite Scores by Career Cluster

Plan on 2 years or less of College
Reference Group Total Core
or More
Less Than
Core
Males Females
No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg.
Business Cont (02-03) 5384 16.8 1829 17.9 3497 16.3 1024 17.1 4340 16.8
Business Oper (04-05) 8517 17.3 2643 18.3 5776 16.8 3469 17.2 5020 17.3
Technical (06-07) 13846 17.2 4236 18.5 9417 16.7 9269 17.3 4535 17.2
Science (08-09) 7635 18.1 2564 19.4 4972 17.5 3946 18.2 3646 18.0
Arts (10-11) 3878 18.1 1367 19.2 2468 17.5 1143 18.2 2720 18.0
Social Service (12-01) 4182 17.2 1417 18.2 2723 16.6 1036 17.0 3135 17.2
Other * 17024 17.1 5619 18.1 11116 16.5 7017 17.1 9935 17.0
Total 60466 17.3 19675 18.5 39969 16.8 26904 17.4 33331 17.3
Plan on 4 years or more of College
Reference Group Total Core
or More
Less Than
Core
Males Females
No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg.
Business Cont (02-03) 102204 20.7 66561 21.5 34907 19.2 33179 21.4 68765 20.4
Business Oper (04-05) 68963 20.7 42848 21.6 25540 19.2 32823 20.7 35945 20.7
Technical (06-07) 93847 21.0 59323 22.0 33660 19.3 60208 21.0 33364 21.0
Science (08-09) 136261 22.6 91921 23.3 43114 21.0 66560 22.8 69291 22.4
Arts (10-11)100041 22.5 66073 23.2 33121 21.1 30895 22.8 68830 22.3
Social Service (12-01) 98683 21.2 62787 22.0 35026 19.7 27467 21.4 70912 21.1
Other * 252928 21.2 163912 22.0 85817 19.5 110213 21.3 141890 21.0
Total 852927 21.4 553425 22.3 291185 19.9 361345 21.6 488997 21.3
* Other = Students who had World-of-Work regions that differed from those listed.

Table 11: Percentage Distribution of Planned Educational Majors and Vocational Choices

Planned Education Major
Male
Female
Total
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite Score
Certainty
(Percent)
(Percent)
(Percent)
(Percent)
Very Fairly Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Agriculture & Ag Technology 20138 19.3 34 49 4 4 1 1 2 2
Architectural & Env Design 21644 20.8 36 49 3 3 2 2 2 2
Business & Management 105414 20.6 32 52 13 13 10 9 11 11
Business & Office 7908 18.3 28 54 0 0 1 1 1 1
Marketing & Distribution 6173 19.6 27 52 0 0 1 1 1 1
Comm & Comm Technology 38398 21.5 33 50 3 4 5 5 4 4
Community & Personal Services 28372 18.8 44 44 3 4 3 3 3 4
Computer & Info Science 37162 21.4 40 49 7 7 2 2 4 4
Cross-Disciplinary Studies 833 23.8 17 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 54482 20.3 46 43 2 2 9 9 6 6
Teacher Education 34582 20.3 42 46 3 4 4 5 4 4
Planned Education Major
Male
Female
Total
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite Score
Certainty
(Percent)
(Percent)
(Percent)
(Percent)
Very Fairly Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Engineering (Pre) 65776 22.6 33 52 13 12 2 2 7 6
Engineer-Related Technology 16264 21.1 32 53 4 4 0 1 2 2
Foreign Languages 3595 23.5 33 48 0 0 1 0 0 0
Health Science & Allied 180349 20.9 48 42 11 11 26 27 19 20
Home Economics 7388 18.9 40 45 0 0 1 1 1 1
Letters 7196 24.6 29 52 1 0 1 1 1 1
Mathematics 3969 24.3 24 53 1 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy, Religion, Theology 6723 22.4 46 40 1 1 0 0 1 1
Sciences (Bio and Phy) 48297 23.3 33 51 5 4 5 4 5 4
Social Sciences 81121 21.9 38 496 5 11 10 9 8
Trade & Industrial 11340 18.8 43 43 3 4 0 0 1 2
Visual/Performing Arts 55330 21.3 44 43 6 6 6 6 6 6
Undecided 97345 20.8 6 12 12 11 9 8 10 9
No Response to Ed Major 79254
Total Students in Report 1019053

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