Table 12: Distribution of Planned Educational Majors and ACT Composite Scores

Agriculture & Ag Technology  |  Architectural & Environmental Design  |  Business & Management  |  Business & Office  |  Marketing & Distribution  |  Communication & Comm Technology  |  Community & Personal Services  |  Computer and Information Science  |  Cross-Disciplinary Studies  |  Education  |  Teacher Education  |  Engineering  |  Engineer-Related Technology  |  Foreign Languages  |  Health Science & Allied  |  Home Economics  |  Letters  |  Mathematics  |  Philosophy, Religion, Theology  |  Sciences  |  Social Sciences  |  Trade & Industrial  |  Visual/Performing Arts  |  Undecided

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Agriculture & Ag Technology (20138) (19.3)
Agricultural Business1218 19.5
Agricultural Economics 172 19.8
Agricultural Mechanics 309 17.7
Agri Production/Technology 274 19.7
Agronomy 350 20.2
Animal Sciences 1891 20.5
Farm & Ranch Management 715 18.9
Fish, Game, Wildlife Management 3186 19.0
Food Sciences/Technology 136 20.5
Forestry & Related Sciences 1585 19.9
Horticulture/Ornamental Horticulture 589 20.0
Natural Resources Management 375 21.0
Agriculture & Ag Tech, General 9338 18.9

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Architectural & Environmental Design (21644) (20.8)
Architectural Drafting 4306 20.1
Architecture 2614 22.5
Building Con/Construction Science 711 18.2
City & Regional Planning 153 21.1
Environmental Design 156 20.8
Interior Design 2726 20.0
Landscape Architecture 1189 20.0
Archi & Envir Design, General 9789 21.3

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Business & Management (105414) (20.6)
Accounting 13089 20.5
Banking & Finance 2940 21.2
Business Admin & Management 14257 20.3
Business Economics 1698 21.7
Contract Management & Purchasing 171 18.7
Hotel/Restaurant Management 2019 19.2
Human Resource Devel/Training 333 20.0
Institutional Management 34 19.0
Insurance & Risk Management 228 19.6
International Business/Management 4042 22.3
Labor/Industrial Relations 56 18.7
Management Information Systems 510 21.4
Management Science 139 21.0
Marketing Management & Research 2839 20.7
Organizational Behavior 30 20.5
Personnel Management 282 18.9
Real Estate 908 18.2
Small Business Mgmt/Ownership 4552 19.3
Trade & Industrial Management 101 18.7
Transportation Management 113 19.2
Business & Management, General 57073 20.7

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Business & Office (7908) (18.3)
Bookkeeping 169 18.0
Business DP/Computer Operations 680 17.2
Court Reporting 103 17.5
Office Supervision & Management 510 18.9
Secretarial 1168 17.4
Typing & General Office 233 16.1
Word Processing 106 15.9
Business & Office, General 4939 18.7

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Marketing & Distribution (6173) (19.6)
Fashion Merchandising 1362 18.9
Retailing & Sales 58919.4
Travel Services & Tourism 49118.0
Marketing & Distrib, General 3731 20.0

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Communication & Comm Technology (38398) (21.5)
Advertising 259421.3
Commercial Art 134620.4
Graphic & Print Communication83319.6
Journalism 623122.7
Photo/Motion Picture Technology 955 20.4
Public Relations 1680 21.4
Radio/TV Broadcasting 5715 20.4
Radio/TV Production & Technology 958 19.9
Communic & Comm Tech, General 18086 21.7

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Community & Personal Services (28372) (18.8)
Corrections 137 16.9
Cosmetology/Barbering 115216.5
Criminal Justice/Criminology7966 19.1
Fire Protection/Safety Tech82218.4
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science25617.6
Law Enforcement & Admin4832 18.3
Library Science/Assisting12322.6
Military Science/Technology 54521.0
Parks & Recreation 24019.3
Public Administration 114 20.3
Public Affairs 11618.4
Social Work 307319.1
Commnty & Prsnl Svcs, General899618.9

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Computer and Information Science (37162) (21.4)
Computer Programming 986820.4
Computer Science 1070722.2
Data Processing 32517.5
Information Sciences & Systems 119721.3
Math/Computer Science 89324.4
Computer & Info Sci, General1417221.3

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Cross-Disciplinary Studies (833) (23.8)
Area & Ethnic Studies114 22.6
Liberal/General Studies46623.8
Multi-/Interdisc Studies 9624.9
Cross-Disc Studies, General 15724.2

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Education (54482) (20.3)
Adult & Continuing Education14020.9
Education Administration 38019.8
Elementary Education 2049320.1
Jr High/Middle School Educ 218219.7
Pre-Elementary Education3182 18.8
Secondary Education 568821.8
Student Counseling 69719.3
Teacher Aide 55 15.6
Education, General 21665 20.4

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Teacher Education (34582) (20.3)
Agricultural Education 27019.7
Art Education 94220.1
Business Education 18719.7
English Education 268822.0
Foreign Languages Educ39322.2
Health Education 16118.2
Home Economics Education124 18.4
Industrial Arts Education6219.3
Mathematics Education 1560 22.1
Music Education 396722.1
Physical Education 454017.9
Science Education 63021.9
Soc Studies/Soc Sci Educ171721.2
Special Education 207520.1
Speech Correction Education 28420.3
Teaching English as 2nd Language9720.9
Technical/Trade Education9319.6
Teacher Education, Other1008 19.6
Teacher Education, General 1378420.1

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Engineering (65776) (22.6)
Aerospace Engineering463824.2
Agricultural Engineering36821.3
Architectural Engineering 230121.8
Bioengineer & Biomed Engineering157026.2
Ceramic Engineering 42 21.9
Chemical Engineering 329325.1
Civil Engineering 220022.8
Computer Engineering 638422.0
Construction Eng/Management 64119.6
Electrical & Electronic Eng 522821.8
Engineering Management 15920.2
Engineering Physics 31225.4
Engineering Science 20323.3
Environmental Health Eng31522.8
Geological & Geophys Eng 10022.5
Industrial Engineering 47421.7
Materials Engineering14123.4
Mechanical Engineering536422.6
Metallurgical Engineering 70 22.3
Mining & Mineral Eng 62 20.8
Naval Archit & Marine Eng 22022.5
Nuclear Engineering 30324.2
Ocean Engineering 93 21.1
Petroleum Engineering14222.4
Systems Engineering 77 22.0
Engineering, General 3107622.2

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Engineer-Related Technology(16264) (21.1)
Aeronautical Technology 103523.0
AC, Heating, Refrig Technology 17716.7
Arch Design & Construction Tech82421.2
Biomedical Equipment Tech12224.3
Civil Technology 22022.3
Computer Technology 2482 21.2
Construction Technology 23518.6
Drafting & Design Tech92019.4
Electrical Technology 100619.4
Electronic Technology 123819.6
Electromechan Instrm Tech8717.9
Environmental Control Tech12422.2
Industrial Production Tech 9420.4
Laser Electro-Optic Tech 6521.4
Manufacturing Technology 11918.9
Mechanical Design Tech68922.1
Mining & Petroleum Tech 4021.7
Occupatl Safety & Health Tech 2119.0
Surveying & Mapping Tech7520.4
Engineering Tech, Other 53421.1
Engineer-Related Tech, General615721.7

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Foreign Languages (3595) (23.5)
Asiatic Languages 19923.5
Classical Languages 90 27.4
French 53324.1
German 23423.6
Italian 25 21.6
Middle Eastern Languages 1723.6
Russian 59 24.7
Spanish 117122.9
Foreign Languages, Other 195 21.5
Foreign Languages, General 107223.9

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Health Science & Allied (180349) (20.9)
Chiropractic 119620.8
Dental Assisting 49017.1
Dental Hygiene 234918.4
Dental Lab/Technology 13218.6
Dentistry 354321.4
Emerg Medical Tech/Paramedic1163 18.4
Health Care Administration 54319.1
Medical/Surgical Assisting2694 19.0
Medical Lab/Technology 136320.1
Medical Records Admin/Tech 44319.0
Medicine 3640823.6
Mental Health & Human Services/Tech 72320.1
Nuclear Medical Technology 16520.1
Nursing (Practical) 304117.0
Nursing (Registered) 16458 18.6
Occupational Therapy/Assist 2392 19.8
Optometry 131822.0
Pharmacy 473221.5
Physician Assisting 146420.2
Physical Therapy/Assist 19681 20.3
Radiology/Radiologic Tech283219.0
Recreational/Art/Music Therapy44721.3
Respiratory Therapy/Tech49718.0
Speech Pathology/Audiology 105521.3
Veterinarian Assisting 106318.3
Veterinary Medicine 8665 22.3
Health Sci & Allied, General 65492 20.6

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Home Economics (7388) (18.9)
Child Development, Care, Guidance132917.8
Child Care Aide/Assisting 26816.0
Culinary Arts 147819.1
Family/Cons Resource Management 62 17.8
Fashion Design 84619.2
Food Production, Mgmt, Services27818.6
Food Sci & Nutrition/Dietetics69921.2
Human Environment & Housing19 19.1
Individual & Family Development60 19.5
Textiles and Clothing6119.8
Home Economics, General228819.1

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Letters (7196) (24.6)
Classics 64 25.5
Comparative Literature 80 26.1
Creative Writing 2350 23.8
English, General 2243 25.3
Linguistics 12825.4
Literature, English/American74424.7
Speech, Debate, Forensics10421.9
Letters, General 148325.0

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Mathematics (3969) (24.3)
Actuarial Sciences 22325.9
Applied Mathematics 45823.5
Statistics 17623.5
Mathematics, General 311224.3

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Philosophy, Religion, Theology (6723) (22.4)
Bible Studies 120322.1
Philosophy 73823.9
Religion 74722.1
Religious Education 71121.3
Religious Music 29122.1
Theology 66822.4
Philos, Relig, Theol, General 236522.6

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Sciences (48297) (23.3)
Astronomy 126422.7
Atmospherical Sci & Meteorology156521.7
Biochemistry & Biophysics 224725.7
Biology 1382623.3
Botany 28923.3
Chemistry 359624.4
Earth Science 67821.5
Ecology 614 24.0
Geology 576 23.0
Microbiology 1276 24.4
Oceanography 2501 21.1
Physics 1700 26.9
Zoology 3576 21.8
Sciences, General 14589 23.3

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Social Sciences (81121) (21.9)
Anthropology 1257 24.2
Economics 368 25.3
Geography 202 21.2
History 4378 23.2
International Relations 1365 25.6
Law 17740 21.9
Paralegal/Legal Assisting 731 18.9
Political Science/Government 4998 23.7
Psychology 27760 21.5
Sociology 1835 20.5
Urban Studies 72 20.9
Social Sciences, General 20415 21.7

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Trade & Industrial (11340) (18.8)
Aircraft Mechanics 287 18.9
Airplane Piloting & Navigation 239321.3
Automotive Body Repair 376 17.2
Automotive Mechan & Tech 1545 18.3
Aviation Management 107 19.6
Computer Electronics/Repair 313 19.1
Construction Trades & Carpentry 522 17.7
Diesel Mechanics & Technology 387 17.5
Drafting 198 18.7
Electrical Equipment Repair 477 18.0
Heating, AC, Refrig Mechanics 159 16.7
Tool Operation/Machine Shop36017.7
Mechanical Drafting 58 18.7
Welding & Welding Technology 384 16.9
Trade & Industrial, General3774 18.4

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Visual/Performing Arts (55330) (21.3)
Applied Design/Crafts 306 20.6
Art 4898 20.6
Art Hist & Appreciation 283 23.4
Cinematography/Film/Video 3146 22.3
Dance 1543 21.0
Design, General 1121 20.6
Dramatic Arts 5042 22.7
Fine Arts, General 1136 21.7
Graphic Arts Technology 1638 20.4
Graphic Design 3430 20.9
Music (Liberal Arts) 2249 22.7
Music Performance 7339 22.1
Music Theory & Composition 1506 22.3
Photography 2555 20.2
Visual/Perform Arts, General 19138 20.6

Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Undecided (97345) (20.8)

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