2000 National and State Scores

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



Agriculture Science/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  |  Human, Family/Cons Sci  |  Letters
Mathematics  |  Philosophy, Religion $amp; Theology  |  Sciences (Bio & Physical)  |  Social Sciences
Trade & Industrial  |  Visual/Performing Arts  |  Undecided


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Agriculture Science/Technology (20365) (1901)
Agricultural Business 1235 19.3
Agricultural Economics 169 19.8
Agricultural Mechanics 290 17.8
Agri Production/Technology 244 19.3
Agronomy 329 20.3
Animal Sciences 2006 20.5
Farm & Ranch Management 683 18.8
Fish, Game, Wildlife Management 3226 19.0
Food Sciences/Engineering 143 19.3
Forestry & Related Sciences 1401 19.6
Horticulture/Ornamental Horticulture 565 19.8
Natural Resources Management 333 20.3
Agriculture & Ag Tech, General 9741 18.7


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Architectural & Environmental Design (23481) (20.8)
Architectural Drafting 4667 20.1
Architecture 3030 22.4
Building Con/Construction Science 836 18.6
City, Comm & Regional Planning 159 20.5
Environmental Design 142 19.5
Interior Design 3174 20.2
Landscape Architecture 1193 20.3
Archi & Envir Design, General 10280 21.1


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Business & Management (106182) (20.6)
Accounting 12446 20.5
Banking & Finance 3071 21.4
Business Admin & Management 14797 20.2
Business Economics 1899 21.6
Contract Management & Purchasing 162 18.8
Hotel/Restaurant Management 2019 19.2
Human Resource Devel/Training 336 19.8
Institutional Management 28 20.2
Insurance & Risk Management 196 19.3
International Business/Management 4181 22.4
Labor/Industrial Relations 69 19.5
Management Information Systems 579 22.0
Management Science 131 20.4
Marketing Management & Research 2909 20.7
Organizational Behavior 39 19.6
Personnel Management 280 19.4
Real Estate 1024 18.2
Small Business Mgmt/Ownership 4294 19.6
Trade & Industrial Management 134 18.2
Transportation Management 107 19.4
Business & Management, General 57481 20.7


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Business & Office (8150) (18.5)
Bookkeeping 555 18.3
Business DP/Computer Operations 606 17.3
Court Reporting 118 17.9
Office Supervision & Management 522 18.7
Secretarial 1044 17.4
Typing & General Office 235 16.6
Word Processing 73 16.7
Business & Office, General 4997 19.0


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Marketing & Distribution (6518) (19.6)
Fashion Merchandising 1518 18.8
Retailing & Sales 601 19.1
Travel Services & Tourism 484 17.7
Marketing & Distrib, General 3915 20.2


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Communication & Comm Technology (41724) (21.4)
Advertising 2724 21.3
Graphic/Commercial Art 1901 1908
Graphic & Print Communication 593 20.1
Journalism 6602 22.7
Photo/Film/Video Tech 1493 19.8
Public Relations 1995 21.6
Radio/TV Broadcasting 5893 20.4
Radio/TV Production & Technology 1032 20.1
Communic & Comm Tech, General 19491 21.7


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Community & Personal Services (28273) (18.8)
Corrections 139 17.8
Cosmetology/Hairstyling 1370 16.7
Criminal Justice/Criminology 8204 19.1
Fire Protection/Safety Tech 858 18.5
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science 273 17.5
Law Enforcement & Admin 4664 18.4
Library Science/Assisting 102 21.6
Military Science/Technology 601 21.3
Parks & Recreation 229 19.5
Public Administration 122 20.7
Public Affairs 123 19.0
Social Work 3058 19.0
Commnty & Prsnl Svcs, General 8530 18.9


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Computer and Information Science (43401) (21.3)
Computer Programming 12335 20.4
Computer Science 11760 22.3
Data Processing 321 17.3
Information Sciences & Systems 1352 21.5
Math/Computer Science 980 24.1
Computer & Info Sci, General 16653 21.3


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Cross-Disciplinary Studies (1095) (23.3)
Area & Ethnic Studies 143 22.0
Liberal Arts/General Studies 667 23.1
Multi-/Interdisc Studies 99 26.2
Cross-Disc Studies, General 186 23.3


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Education (56377) (20.3)
Adult & Continuing Education 153 20.7
Education Administration 392 19.6
Elementary Education 21211 20.1
Jr High/Middle School Educ 2422 19.7
Pre-Elementary Education 3171 18.8
Secondary Education 6056 21.9
Student Counseling 733 19.1
Teacher Aide 48 15.8
Education, General 22192 20.4


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Teacher Education (35054) (20.3)
Agricultural Education 33919.9
Art Education 96620.4
Business Education 18519.0
English Education 263622.0
Foreign Languages Educ42421.9
Health Education 21418.1
Human, Fam/Cons Sci Educ83 18.9
Industrial Arts Education7618.9
Mathematics Education 1552 22.0
Music Education 385122.1
Physical Education 473017.9
Science Education 59721.8
Soc Studies/Soc Sci Educ176021.4
Special Education 207419.9
Speech Correction Education 21519.9
Teaching English as 2nd Language9220.2
Technical/Trade & Ind Education11319.1
Teacher Education, Other1070 19.4
Teacher Education, General 1407720.1


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Engineering (61648) (22.6)
Aerospace Engineering496424.4
Agricultural Engineering43620.9
Architectural Engineering 181722.3
Bioengineer & Biomed Engineering152426.0
Ceramic Engineering 32 23.7
Chemical Engineering 304524.8
Civil Engineering 220222.9
Computer Engineering 593322.0
Construction Eng/Management 65319.4
Electrical & Electronic Eng 474721.8
Engineering Management 15620.7
Engineering Physics 34625.8
Engineering Science 18722.4
Environmental Health Eng24222.5
Geological & Geophys Eng 9722.9
Industrial Engineering 47821.2
Materials Engineering10723.1
Mechanical Engineering524522.5
Metallurgical Engineering 60 22.7
Mining & Mineral Eng 46 20.1
Naval Archit & Marine Eng 18422.9
Nuclear Engineering 30223.9
Ocean Engineering 92 21.1
Petroleum Engineering10422.1
Systems Engineering 73 21.5
Engineering, General 2857622.3


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Engineer-Related Technology (20042) (21.4)
Aeronautical Technology 134323.4
AC, Heating, Refrig Technology 18816.7
Architectural Design Tech100221.5
Biomedical Equipment Tech15624.0
Civil Technology 40722.4
Computer Technology 3206 21.5
Construction/Building Technology 35418.1
Drafting & Design Tech91719.7
Electrical Technology 139920.1
Electronic Technology 128619.7
Electromechan Instr Tech8919.3
Environmental Control Tech11422.1
Industrial Production Tech 9620.3
Laser/Fiber-Optic Tech 8120.8
Manufacturing Technology 12419.4
Mechanical Design Tech126721.2
Mining & Petroleum Tech 2920.6
Occupatl Safety & Health Tech 2617.0
Surveying & Mapping Tech7320.0
Engineering Tech, Other 55821.8
Engineer-Related Tech, General732721.4


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Foreign Languages (3753) (23.4)
Asiatic Languages 21923.7
Classical Languages 9126.1
French 52623.8
German 25123.9
Italian 24 22.8
Middle Eastern Languages 17 22.1
Russian 62 23.9
Spanish 1276 22.9
Foreign Languages, Other 185 21.1
Foreign Languages, General 1102 23.8


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Health Science & Allied (179137) (20.9)
Chiropractic 1365 20.4
Dental Assisting 50416.9
Dental Hygiene 250018.4
Dental Lab/Technology 10918.3
Dentistry 381221.2
Emerg Medical Tech/Paramedic1258 18.5
Health Care Administration 57618.7
Medical/Surgical Assisting2909 18.9
Medical Lab/Technology 128720.1
Medical Records Admin/Tech 44018.5
Medicine 3708223.4
Mental Health & Human Services/Tech 71820.0
Nuclear Medical Technology 18620.9
Nursing (Practical) 323217.0
Nursing (Registered) 16651 18.6
Occupational Therapy/Assist 2068 19.8
Optometry 138121.7
Pharmacy 500821.3
Physician Assisting 141020.4
Physical Therapy/Assist 17474 20.2
Radiology/Radiologic Tech280618.8
Recreational/Art/Music Therapy45321.5
Respiratory Therapy/Tech46418.2
Speech Pathology/Audiology 97521.4
Veterinarian Assisting 116818.2
Veterinary Medicine 8679 22.2
Health Sci & Allied, General 64622 20.6


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Human, Family/Cons Sci (8513) (18.8)
Child Development, Care, Guidance 1530 17.6
Child Care Aide/Assisting 326 15.9
Culinary Arts 1529 18.9
Family/Cons Resource Management 61 18.5
Fashion Design 880 19.5
Food Production, Mgmt, Services 289 18.2
Food Sci & Nutrition/Dietetics 715 21.4
Human Environment & Housing 28 17.1
Individual & Family Development 89 18.8
Textiles and Clothing 83 21.0
Human, Fam/Cons Sci, Gen 2983 18.9


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Letters (7199) (24.7)
Classics 70 26.6
Comparative Literature 92 25.0
Creative Writing 2382 23.8
English, General 2285 25.4
Linguistics 120 25.1
Literature, English/American 741 25.1
Speech & Rhetorical Study 80 22.5
Letters, General 1429 24.9


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Mathematics (4273) (24.3)
Actuarial Sciences 236 25.9
Applied Mathematics 522 23.6
Statistics 147 23.2
Mathematics, General 3368 24.3


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Philosophy, Religion & Theology (6915) (22.5)
Bible Studies 990 22.2
Philosophy 782 24.1
Religion 813 22.1
Religious Education 714 21.6
Religious Music 302 21.9
Theology 772 22.8
Philos, Relig & Theol, General 2542 22.6


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Sciences (Bio & Physical) (48897) (23.3)
Astronomy 1326 22.9
Atmospherical Sci & Meteorology 1751 22.1
Biochemistry & Biophysics 2137 25.7
Biology 14265 23.3
Botany 240 22.9
Chemistry 3757 24.4
Earth Science 525 21.8
Ecology/Environmental Studies 1128 23.1
Geology 504 23.5
Microbiology 1231 24.8
Oceanography 2458 20.9
Physics 1702 26.9
Zoology 3493 21.8
Sciences (Bio & Physical), General 14380 23.3


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Social Sciences (84778) (21.9)
Anthropology 1172 23.9
Economics 400 25.5
Geography 178 21.5
History 4645 23.3
International Relations 1455 25.4
Law 18505 21.9
Paralegal/Legal Assisting 795 18.7
Political Science/Government 4938 23.8
Psychology 29924 21.5
Sociology 1890 20.7
Urban Studies 78 22.1
Social Sciences, General 20798 21.7


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Trade & Industrial (11848) (18.9)
Aircraft Technician 272 18.7
Airplane Piloting & Navigation 2647 21.2
Automotive Body Repair 480 16.8
Automotive Technology 1502 18.6
Aviation Management 112 19.9
Computer Electronics/Repair 346 18.7
Construction Trades & Carpentry 595 17.6
Diesel Mechanics & Technology 424 17.9
Drafting 232 18.5
Electrical Equipment Repair 476 18.3
Heating, AC, Refrig Mechanics 148 17.0
Machine Technology 291 18.5
Mechanical Drafting 92 18.6
Welding & Welding Technology 470 16.9
Trade & Industrial, General 3761 18.6


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Visual/Performing Arts (59414) (21.3)
Applied Design/Crafts 299 20.4
Art 4875 20.6
Art Hist & Appreciation 304 22.8
Cinematography/Film/Video 3183 22.3
Dance 1707 20.7
Design, General 1353 20.4
Drama/Theatre Arts 6099 22.2
Fine Arts, General 1267 22.1
Graphic Arts Technology 1774 21.0
Graphic Design 3838 21.0
Music (Liberal Arts) 2409 22.7
Music Performance 7767 22.0
Music Theory & Composition 1556 22.6
Photography 2943 20.1
Visual/Perform Arts, General 20040 20.7


  Number
of Students
Average ACT Composite
Undecided (102676) (20.9)

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