2002 National and State Scores

Table 11: Background Information about the Graduating Class


     Number of
Students
Average ACT
Composite Score
Percent
  High School Curriculum or Program
  Bus Comm/Voc-Occup 113284 18.0 10
  College Prep 608175 22.1 54
  Other/General/No Resp 394623 19.6 35
  Need College Help With . . .
  Educ/Occup Plans 429160 20.9 38
  Expr Ideas in Writing 224188 19.3 20
  Reading/Comprehension 278390 19.1 25
  Study Skills 421823 19.4 38
  Math Skills 406211 19.0 36
  Personal Concerns 113623 19.2 10
  Expressed Financial Need
  Need Financial Aid 831000 20.8 74
  Need to Find Work 708086 20.5 63
  Interested in Special College Programs
  Indep Study 423704 21.5 38
  Honors Courses 326386 23.3 29
  Interested in Advanced Placement in College
  English 291879 22.6 26
  Math 261334 23.0 23
  Social Studies 265857 22.5 24
  Natural Science 232441 22.6 21
  Foreign Lang 206888 22.0 19
  Maximum Yearly College Tuition
  $1000 & Under 43079 16.7 4
  $1001 – $2000 53307 18.0 5
  $2001 – $4000 120657 19.4 11
  $4001 – $7500 149370 20.6 13
  $7501 & Over 58313 21.3 5
  No Preference 530870 21.8 48
  No Response 160486 20.4 14
  Took ACT Assessment Most Recently as . . .
  Sophomore 7649 20.9 1
  Junior 407717 21.4 37
  Senior 669038 20.3 60
  Other/No Response 31678 21.6 3
  College Core Preparation
  Core or More 643596 21.8 58
  Less Than Core 397544 19.2 36
  No Response 74942 20.4 7
  Racial-Ethnic Background
  African-Amer/Black 120311 16.8 11
  Am Indian, Alaskan Native 11895 18.6 1
  Caucasian-Amer/White 773933 21.7 69
  Mexican-Amer/Chicano 45762 18.2 4
  Asian-Amer/Pacific Islander 36732 21.6 3
  Puerto Rican, Hispanic 21008 18.8 2
  Other 16833 19.2 2
  Multiracial 16729 20.9 1
  Prefer Not To Respond 32018 21.7 3
  No Response 40861 19.5 4
  Estimated Family Income
  Less Than $18,000 82556 17.8 7
  About $18,000–$24,000 68698 18.6 6
  About $24,000–$30,000 67490 19.4 6
  About $30,000–$36,000 68463 19.9 6
  About $36,000–$42,000 75411 20.4 7
  About $42,000–$50,000 89251 20.8 8
  About $50,000–$60,000 102554 21.3 9
  About $60,000–$80,000 138386 21.8 12
  About $80,000–$100,000 89785 22.4 8
  More Than $100,000 106692 23.3 10
  No Response 226796 20.6 20
  High School Class Rank
  Top Quarter 418214 23.6 37
  2nd Quarter 345317 19.6 31
  3rd Quarter 176062 17.6 16
  4th Quarter 26375 16.5 2
  No Response 150114 20.1 13
  Educational Degree Aspiration
  Voc-Tech 16238 16.7 1
  2 Year Coll Degree 52336 17.0 5
  Bachelors Degree 370674 20.1 33
  Grad Study 208007 22.4 19
  Prof Level Degree 309081 22.0 28
  Other 34433 18.1 3
  No Response 125313 20.0 11
  Alternative Education
  Home Schooled 6185 22.5 1
  Earned a GED 1089 19.3 0
  All Students 1116082 20.8 100
 
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