2001 National and State Scores

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


Agriculture Sciences & Technologies |  Architecture & Environmental Design |  Business & Management |  Business & Office |  Marketing & Distribution |  Communication & Communication Tech. |  Community & Personal Services |  Computer and Information Sciences |  Cross-Disciplinary Studies |  Education |  Teacher Education |  Engineering |  Engineering-Related Technologies |  Foreign Languages |  Health Sciences & Allied Health Fields |  Human, Family & Consumer Science |  Letters |  Mathematics |  Philosophy, Religion & Theology |  Sciences (Biological & Physical) |  Social Sciences |  Trade & Industrial |  Visual & Performing Arts |  Undecided

Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Agriculture Sciences & Technologies (19590) (19.0)
Agricultural Business 1203 19.2
Agricultural Economics 157 19.2
Agricultural Mechanics 324 17.9
Agri Production/Tech 271 19.1
Agronomy 294 19.9
Animal Sciences 1927 20.4
Farm & Ranch Management 658 19.0
Fish, Game & Wildlife Management 3040 19.0
Food Sciences/Engineering 172 19.4
Forestry & Related Sciences 1151 19.4
Horticulture/Ornamental Horticulture 479 19.7
Natural Resources Mgmt 279 20.0
Agriculture Sci & Tech, Gen 9635 18.5
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Architecture & Environmental Design (24410) (20.8)
Architectural Drafting/CADD 4769 20.1
Architecture 3415 22.3
Building Construction/Construction Science 785 18.5
City, Community & Regional Planning 130 20.0
Environmental Design 143 19.1
Interior Design 3440 20.1
Landscape Architecture 1157 19.8
Arch & Env Design, Gen 10571 21.2
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Business & Management (101892) (20.5)
Accounting 11298 20.4
Banking & Finance 3031 21.2
Business Admin & Mgmt 14600 20.1
Business Economics 1952 21.6
Contract Mgmt & Purchasing 176 18.9
Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt 1852 19.2
Human Resource Devel/Training 300 19.5
Institutional Management 42 18.8
Insurance & Risk Mgmt 213 19.1
Internatl Business/Mgmt 3749 22.1
Labor/Industrial Relations 54 19.5
Management Info Systems 654 21.4
Management Science 154 19.8
Marketing Mgmt & Research 2785 20.8
Organizational Behavior 26 18.5
Personnel Management 247 20.8
Real Estate 1026 18.0
Sml Business Mgmt/Ownership 3730 19.6
Trade & Industrial Mgmt 125 18.8
Transportation Mgmt 108 19.3
Business & Mgmt, Gen 55770 20.6
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Business & Office (8305) (18.8)
Bookkeeping/Acct Tech 887 19.4
Business Data Proc/Computer Oper 571 17.6
Court Reporting 115 17.4
Office Supervision & Mgmt 484 19.1
Secretarial 845 17.6
Typing & General Office 180 16.5
Word Processing 70 16.2
Business & Office, Gen 5153 19.1
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Marketing & Distribution (6822) (19.9)
Fashion Merchandising 1751 19.2
Retailing & Sales 601 19.0
Travel Services & Tourism 343 17.6
Marketing & Distribution, Gen 4127 20.5
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Communications & Communications Tech. (41580) (21.4)
Advertising 2359 21.4
Graphic/Commercial Art 2514 20.2
Graphic & Print Communication 470 19.5
Journalism 6810 22.7
Photo/Film/Video Tech 1955 19.6
Public Relations 2018 21.6
Radio/TV Broadcasting 5539 20.3
Radio/TV Production & Tech 1033 20.0
Communications & Comm Tech Gen 18882 21.7
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Community & Personal Services (26998) (18.7)
Corrections 150 17.1
Cosmetology/Hairstyling 1559 16.7
Criminal Justice/Criminology 7791 19.0
Fire Protection/Safety Tech 829 18.6
Funeral Services/Mortuary Sci 271 17.0
Law Enforcement & Admin 4381 18.1
Library Sci/Lib Assisting 83 21.1
Military Science/Tech 624 20.6
Parks & Recreation 199 19.1
Public Administration 97 20.7
Public Affairs 125 18.9
Social Work 3029 19.0
Community & Personal Svcs, Gen 7860 19.0
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Computer & Information Sciences (46637) (21.3)
Computer Programming 14684 20.7
Computer Science 11855 22.2
Data Processing 290 17.6
Info Sciences & Systems 1447 21.5
Math/Computer Science 945 23.9
Computer & Info Sci, Gen 17416 21.3
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Cross-Disciplinary Studies (1382) (23.3)
Area & Ethnic Studies 133 20.7
Liberal Arts/Gen Studies 936 23.4
Multi-/Interdisc Studies 89 25.9
Cross-Disc Studies, Gen 224 23.5
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Education (54338) (20.3)
Adult & Continuing Educ 155 20.8
Education Administration 373 19.2
Elementary Education 20462 20.1
Jr High/Middle Sch Educ 2417 19.8
Pre-Elementary Education 3044 18.7
Secondary Education 5903 21.8
Student Counseling 717 19.3
Teacher Aide 42 16.6
Education, General 21225 20.4
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Teacher Education (33279) (20.2)
Agricultural Education 328 20.1
Art Education 930 20.2
Business Education 189 19.2
English Education 2487 22.0
Foreign Languages Educ 382 21.7
Health Education 204 17.8
Human, Fam/Cons Sci Educ 118 19.5
Industrial Arts Education 55 19.4
Mathematics Education 1485 22.1
Music Education 3639 21.9
Physical Education 4377 17.7
Science Education 613 21.6
Soc Studies/Soc Sci Educ 1778 21.2
Special Education 1862 19.9
Speech Correction Educ 239 19.8
Teaching Engl as 2nd Lang 89 19.7
Tech/Trade & Indus Ed 84 18.9
Teacher Education, Other 982 19.1
Teacher Education, Gen 13438 20.0
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Engineering (54175) (22.5)
Aerospace Engineering 4666 24.3
Agricultural Engineering 484 20.6
Architectural Engineering 917 22.3
Bioengineer & Biomed Eng 1401 25.8
Ceramic Engineering 29 21.1
Chemical Engineering 2650 24.8
Civil Engineering 2062 22.7
Computer Engineering 5202 21.6
Construction Eng/Mgmt 679 19.5
Electrical & Electronic Eng 3796 21.6
Engineering Management 145 20.7
Engineering Physics 324 25.6
Engineering Science 191 21.2
Environmental Health Eng 169 22.5
Geological & Geophys Eng 82 21.0
Industrial Engineering 486 20.9
Materials Engineering 115 23.0
Mechanical Engineering 4983 22.4
Metallurgical Engineering 67 21.7
Mining & Mineral Eng 47 20.2
Naval Archit & Marine Eng 198 22.5
Nuclear Engineering 274 23.6
Ocean Engineering 92 20.6
Petroleum Engineering 83 21.4
Systems Engineering 70 20.7
Engineering, General 24963 22.2
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Engineering-Related Technologies (23876) (21.6)
Aeronautical Technology 1553 23.3
AC, Heating, Refrig Tech 195 16.9
Architectural Design/Tech 1215 21.4
Biomedical Equipment Tech 184 24.1
Civil Engineering Tech 702 22.2
Computer Engineering Tech 3799 21.7
Construction/Bldg Tech 431 18.5
Drafting & Design Tech 948 19.9
Electrical Eng Technology 1882 20.7
Electronic Eng Technology 1241 19.9
Electromechan Instr Tech 90 19.1
Environmental Control Tech 74 21.6
Industrial Production Tech 97 19.8
Laser/Fiber-Optic Tech 94 21.2
Manufacturing Technology 112 19.1
Mechanical Eng Tech 2058 21.8
Mining & Petroleum Tech 37 21.9
Occupatl Safety & Health Tech 21 19.5
Surveying & Mapping Tech 71 19.8
Engineering Tech, Other 593 21.4
Engineer-Related Tech, Gen 8479 22.1
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Foreign Languages (3895) (23.2)
Asiatic Languages 280 23.2
Classical Languages 101 27.0
French 494 24.0
German 262 23.6
Italian 33 20.3
Middle Eastern Languages 15 23.2
Russian 56 24.6
Spanish 1278 22.5
Foreign Languages, Other 201 21.3
Foreign Languages, Gen 1175 23.5
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Health Sciences & Allied Health Fields (170771) (20.8)
Chiropractic 1296 20.4
Dental Assisting 493 16.8
Dental Hygiene 2649 18.2
Dental Lab/Technology 123 19.3
Dentistry 3939 21.0
Emerg Med Tech/Paramedic 1357 18.5
Health Care Admin 515 18.5
Medical/Surg Assisting 2878 18.9
Medical Lab/Technology 1290 20.2
Med Records Admin/Tech 400 19.1
Medicine 34971 23.3
Mental Hlth & Hum Svcs/Tech 731 20.3
Nuclear Medicine Tech 187 19.8
Nursing (Practical) 3328 17.0
Nursing (Registered) 16822 18.6
Occupatnl Therapy/Assist 1663 19.6
Optometry 1333 21.6
Pharmacy 5751 21.2
Physician Assisting 1256 19.9
Physical Therapy/Assist 14736 20.0
Radiology/Radiologic Tech 2982 18.8
Rec/Art/Music Therapy 380 20.9
Respiratory Therapy/Tech 410 17.9
Speech Pathol/Audiology 831 21.3
Veterinarian Assisting 1138 18.4
Veterinary Medicine 8361 22.1
Health Sci & Allied, Gen 60951 20.6
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Human, Family & Consumer Science (9447) (18.9)
Child Dev, Care, Guidance 1734 17.7
Child Care Aide/Assisting 335 15.9
Culinary Arts 1570 18.9
Family/Cons Resource Mgmt 72 17.8
Fashion Design 942 19.4
Food Productn, Mgmt, Svcs 283 18.2
Food Sci & Nutr/Dietetics 614 21.1
Human Environ & Housing 41 18.2
Individual & Family Devel 103 19.0
Textiles and Clothing 100 20.4
Human, Fam/Cons Sci, Gen 3653 19.2
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Letters (6705) (24.6)
Classics 49 26.1
Comparative Literature 70 25.7
Creative Writing 2375 23.8
English, General 2107 25.3
Linguistics 110 25.6
Literature, English/Amer 602 24.8
Speech & Rhetorical Studies 39 22.1
Letters, General 1353 24.9
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Mathematics (4191) (24.3)
Actuarial Sciences 234 26.5
Applied Mathematics 481 23.2
Statistics 202 23.0
Mathematics, General 3274 24.3
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Philosophy, Religion & Theology (7160) (22.6)
Bible Studies/Languages 831 22.5
Philosophy 716 23.8
Religion 950 22.0
Religious Education 747 21.6
Religious Music 310 22.3
Theology 910 23.0
Philos, Relig & Theol, Gen 2696 22.7
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Sciences (Biological & Physical) (46041) (23.3)
Astronomy 1235 22.6
Atmospher Sci & Meteorol 1655 21.8
Biochemistry & Biophysics 2073 25.5
Biology 13145 23.1
Botany 199 23.1
Chemistry 3436 24.3
Earth Science 379 21.3
Ecology/Env Studies 1637 23.4
Geology 427 22.9
Microbiology 1058 24.8
Oceanography 2163 20.7
Physics 1764 26.7
Zoology 3365 21.6
Sciences (Bio & Phys), Gen 13505 23.3
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Social Sciences (84428) (21.9)
Anthropology 1276 23.8
Economics 341 24.5
Geography 145 20.3
History 4510 23.2
International Relations 1327 25.1
Law 18685 21.8
Legal Assisting/Paralegal 841 18.4
Political Sci/Government 5032 23.7
Psychology 29968 21.4
Sociology 1853 20.5
Urban Studies 70 21.0
Social Sciences, General 20380 21.7
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Trade & Industrial (11168) (19.0)
Aircraft Technician 284 18.7
Airplane Piloting & Navig 2554 21.4
Automotive Body Repair 505 17.2
Automotive Technology 1358 18.5
Aviation Management 108 19.4
Computer Electronics/Repair 309 18.3
Constrct Trades & Carpentry 550 17.9
Diesel Mechanics & Tech 400 17.4
Drafting/CAD 235 19.3
Electrical Equip Repair 441 18.1
Heating, AC, Refrig Repair 134 17.4
Machine Technology 258 18.1
Mechanical Drafting/CAD 88 18.8
Welding & Welding Tech 427 16.8
Trade & Industrial, Gen 3517 18.5
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Visual & Performing Arts (60275) (21.1)
Applied Design/Crafts 364 20.5
Art 5048 20.5
Art Hist & Appreciation 280 23.4
Cinematography/Film/Video 3283 22.3
Dance 1817 20.5
Design, General 1676 20.8
Drama/Theater Arts 6554 22.1
Fine Arts, General 1144 22.0
Graphic Arts Technology 1735 20.7
Graphic Design 3997 20.9
Music (Liberal Arts) 2287 22.8
Music Performance 7662 21.7
Music Theory & Composition 1530 22.3
Photography 3026 19.9
Visual/Perform Arts, Gen 19872 20.6
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite
Undecided (105862) (21.0)

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