2002 National and State Scores

Table 13: 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 (19194) (18.6)
  Agricultural Business 1097 18.9
  Agricultural Economics 172 19.2
  Agricultural Mechanics 375 17.2
  Agri Production/Tech 246 18.8
  Agronomy 246 19.7
  Animal Sciences 1886 20.2
  Farm & Ranch Management 663 18.4
  Fish, Game & Wildlife Management 2945 18.8
  Food Sciences/Engineering 207 19.5
  Forestry & Related Sciences 1058 18.9
  Horticulture/Ornamental Horticulture 449 19.4
  Natural Resources Mgmt 301 19.8
  Agriculture & Ag Tech, Gen 9549 18.2
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Architecture & Environmental Design (24660) (20.7)
  Architectural Drafting 4656 19.9
  Architecture 3795 22.4
  Building Construction/Construction Science 926 18.1
  City, Community & Regional Planning 124 19.3
  Environmental Design 154 19.3
  Interior Design 3879 20.0
  Landscape Architecture 1154 19.5
  Arch & Env Design, Gen 9972 21.0
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Business & Management (98361) (20.4)
  Accounting 10721 20.3
  Banking & Finance 3089 21.2
  Business Admin & Mgmt 14253 20.0
  Business Economics 2029 21.5
  Contract Mgmt & Purchasing 180 18.5
  Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt 1725 19.0
  Human Resource Devel/Training 275 19.2
  Institutional Management 38 18.5
  Insurance & Risk Mgmt 225 19.4
  Internatl Business/Mgmt 3484 22.1
  Labor/Industrial Relations 48 18.5
  Management Info Systems 524 21.1
  Management Science 137 20.6
  Marketing Mgmt & Research 2694 20.9
  Organizational Behavior 44 19.3
  Personnel Management 251 20.7
  Real Estate 1099 17.5
  Sml Business Mgmt/Ownership 3953 19.3
  Trade & Industrial Mgmt 141 18.2
  Transportation Mgmt 102 19.0
  Business & Mgmt, Gen 53349 20.6
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Business & Office (8017) (18.7)
  Bookkeeping/Acct Tech 874 19.0
  Business Data Proc/Computer Oper 521 17.4
  Court Reporting 120 16.9
  Office Supervision & Mgmt 469 18.6
  Secretarial 813 17.2
  Typing & General Office 196 16.3
  Word Processing 64 15.8
  Business & Office, Gen 4960 19.3
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Marketing & Distribution (7253) (19.8)
  Fashion Merchandising 1999 19.1
  Retailing & Sales 610 18.9
  Travel Services & Tourism 339 17.5
  Marketing & Distribution, Gen 4305 20.5
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Communications & Communications Tech. (39674) (21.3)
  Advertising 2443 21.3
  Graphic/Commercial Art 2402 19.9
  Graphic & Print Communication 421 19.0
  Journalism 6636 22.6
  Photo/Film/Video Tech 1937 19.5
  Public Relations 1940 21.8
  Radio/TV Broadcasting 5509 20.3
  Radio/TV Production & Tech 863 20.0
  Communications & Comm Tech Gen 17523 21.6
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Community & Personal Services (28626) (18.6)
  Corrections 133 16.7
  Cosmetology/Hairstyling 2182 16.5
  Criminal Justice/Criminology 8796 18.9
  Fire Protection/Safety Tech 888 18.1
  Funeral Services/Mortuary Sci 259 17.3
  Law Enforcement & Admin 4432 18.1
  Library Sci/Lib Assisting 107 23.1
  Military Science/Tech 663 20.5
  Parks & Recreation 204 18.9
  Public Administration 91 20.9
  Public Affairs 137 19.3
  Social Work 2779 18.8
  Community & Personal Svcs, Gen 7955 18.9
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Computer & Information Sciences (44229) (21.1)
  Computer Programming 14862 20.4
  Computer Science 10279 22.2
  Data Processing 277 17.0
  Info Sciences & Systems 1434 21.3
  Math/Computer Science 861 24.0
  Computer & Info Sci, Gen 16516 21.0
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Cross-Disciplinary Studies (1368) (23.5)
  Area & Ethnic Studies 167 21.7
  Liberal Arts/Gen Studies 814 23.7
  Multi-/Interdisc Studies 108 24.7
  Cross-Disc Studies, Gen 279 23.8
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Education (53119) (20.3)
  Adult & Continuing Educ 151 20.3
  Education Administration 376 19.5
  Elementary Education 19385 20.0
  Jr High/Middle Sch Educ 2452 19.5
  Pre-Elementary Education 3019 18.6
  Secondary Education 6145 21.9
  Student Counseling 684 19.0
  Teacher Aide 55 15.1
  Education, General 20852 20.5
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Teacher Education (32022) (20.1)
  Agricultural Education 319 19.5
  Art Education 958 19.7
  Business Education 195 18.7
  English Education 2204 21.9
  Foreign Languages Educ 370 21.2
  Health Education 222 18.3
  Human, Fam/Cons Sci Educ 119 19.4
  Industrial Arts Education 52 19.4
  Mathematics Education 1444 21.7
  Music Education 3438 21.8
  Physical Education 4331 17.8
  Science Education 556 21.7
  Soc Studies/Soc Sci Educ 1790 21.2
  Special Education 1598 19.8
  Speech Correction Educ 159 19.8
  Teaching Engl as 2nd Lang 106 19.7
  Tech/Trade & Indus Ed 96 19.5
  Teacher Education, Other 988 19.0
  Teacher Education, Gen 13077 20.0
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Engineering (52194) (22.1)
  Aerospace Engineering 4603 24.2
  Agricultural Engineering 473 20.1
  Architectural Engineering 781 22.0
  Bioengineer & Biomed Eng 1404 25.7
  Ceramic Engineering 21 20.1
  Chemical Engineering 2203 24.6
  Civil Engineering 2070 22.7
  Computer Engineering 4891 21.1
  Construction Eng/Mgmt 704 18.9
  Electrical & Electronic Eng 3545 21.2
  Engineering Management 136 19.2
  Engineering Physics 281 24.9
  Engineering Science 155 22.0
  Environmental Health Eng 128 22.4
  Geological & Geophys Eng 75 20.3
  Industrial Engineering 469 21.2
  Materials Engineering 100 22.5
  Mechanical Engineering 5117 22.1
  Metallurgical Engineering 52 21.8
  Mining & Mineral Eng 56 19.3
  Naval Archit & Marine Eng 168 21.4
  Nuclear Engineering 308 23.6
  Ocean Engineering 82 19.9
  Petroleum Engineering 114 21.2
  Systems Engineering 89 19.1
  Engineering, General 24169 21.8
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Engineering-Related Technologies (24961) (21.5)
  Aeronautical Technology 1809 23.4
  AC, Heating, Refrig Tech 187 16.3
  Architectural Design/Tech 1252 21.3
  Biomedical Equipment Tech 200 25.4
  Civil Engineering Tech 751 22.3
  Computer Engineering Tech 3742 21.4
  Construction/Bldg Tech 459 18.2
  Drafting & Design Tech 859 19.6
  Electrical Eng Technology 1971 20.5
  Electronic Eng Technology 1212 20.0
  Electromechan Instr Tech 91 18.7
  Environmental Control Tech 78 21.3
  Industrial Production Tech 96 20.1
  Laser/Fiber-Optic Tech 95 20.3
  Manufacturing Technology 134 18.5
  Mechanical Eng Tech 2484 21.5
  Mining & Petroleum Tech 36 20.8
  Occupatl Safety & Health Tech 24 17.7
  Surveying & Mapping Tech 69 19.8
  Engineering Tech, Other 649 21.5
  Engineer-Related Tech, Gen 8763 22.2
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Foreign Languages (4037) (23.1)
  Asiatic Languages 331 23.3
  Classical Languages 101 26.6
  French 478 24.2
  German 249 23.0
  Italian 52 20.0
  Middle Eastern Languages 33 22.2
  Russian 57 23.0
  Spanish 1345 22.7
  Foreign Languages, Other 223 20.1
  Foreign Languages, Gen 1168 23.5
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Health Sciences & Allied Health Fields (168885) (20.5)
  Chiropractic 1276 20.4
  Dental Assisting 502 16.4
  Dental Hygiene 2572 18.3
  Dental Lab/Technology 138 17.7
  Dentistry 3890 20.8
  Emerg Med Tech/Paramedic 1328 18.3
  Health Care Admin 569 18.4
  Medical/Surg Assisting 2785 18.7
  Medical Lab/Technology 1261 19.9
  Med Records Admin/Tech 406 18.7
  Medicine 32807 23.0
  Mental Hlth & Hum Svcs/Tech 737 20.0
  Nuclear Medicine Tech 240 19.8
  Nursing (Practical) 3749 16.8
  Nursing (Registered) 19116 18.5
  Occupatnl Therapy/Assist 1519 19.4
  Optometry 1285 21.4
  Pharmacy 6910 21.4
  Physician Assisting 1214 19.6
  Physical Therapy/Assist 13862 19.8
  Radiology/Radiologic Tech 3384 18.8
  Rec/Art/Music Therapy 358 21.0
  Respiratory Therapy/Tech 380 17.8
  Speech Pathol/Audiology 799 21.1
  Veterinarian Assisting 1165 18.1
  Veterinary Medicine 7585 21.8
  Health Sci & Allied, Gen 59048 20.5
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Human, Family & Consumer Science (10371) (18.7)
  Child Dev, Care, Guidance 1761 17.1
  Child Care Aide/Assisting 404 15.9
  Culinary Arts 1937 18.7
  Family/Cons Resource Mgmt 55 17.8
  Fashion Design 1182 19.1
  Food Productn, Mgmt, Svcs 333 17.8
  Food Sci & Nutr/Dietetics 609 21.2
  Human Environ & Housing 36 19.4
  Individual & Family Devel 136 19.4
  Textiles and Clothing 112 20.8
  Human, Fam/Cons Sci, Gen 3806 19.1
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Letters (6168) (24.4)
  Classics 59 25.7
  Comparative Literature 70 24.9
  Creative Writing 2237 23.6
  English, General 1919 25.2
  Linguistics 109 25.8
  Literature, English/Amer 541 24.5
  Speech & Rhetorical Studies 45 21.6
  Letters, General 1188 24.6
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Mathematics (4085) (24.1)
  Actuarial Sciences 265 25.0
  Applied Mathematics 477 22.7
  Statistics 208 23.3
  Mathematics, General 3135 24.3
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Philosophy, Religion & Theology (6978) (22.4)
  Bible Studies/Languages 730 22.2
  Philosophy 767 23.6
  Religion 891 21.7
  Religious Education 762 21.5
  Religious Music 292 21.7
  Theology 869 22.8
  Philos, Relig & Theol, Gen 2667 22.4
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Sciences (Biological & Physical) (44242) (23.2)
  Astronomy 1247 22.3
  Atmospher Sci & Meteorol 1524 21.6
  Biochemistry & Biophysics 2174 25.2
  Biology 12817 23.2
  Botany 179 22.2
  Chemistry 3626 24.1
  Earth Science 330 21.0
  Ecology/Env Studies 1408 23.4
  Geology 440 22.6
  Microbiology 963 24.6
  Oceanography 1728 20.8
  Physics 1675 26.7
  Zoology 3304 21.9
  Sciences (Bio & Phys), Gen 12827 23.1
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Social Sciences (83259) (21.8)
  Anthropology 1134 24.0
  Economics 407 24.5
  Geography 166 20.9
  History 4791 23.1
  International Relations 1446 25.1
  Law 18409 21.6
  Legal Assisting/Paralegal 809 18.3
  Political Sci/Government 5724 23.8
  Psychology 29097 21.2
  Sociology 1858 20.4
  Urban Studies 88 22.0
  Social Sciences, General 19330 21.7
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Trade & Industrial (12861) (18.5)
  Aircraft Technician 278 18.4
  Airplane Piloting & Navig 2623 21.1
  Automotive Body Repair 779 16.7
  Automotive Technology 1971 18.0
  Aviation Management 83 18.8
  Computer Electronics/Repair 342 18.2
  Constrct Trades & Carpentry 655 17.4
  Diesel Mechanics & Tech 497 17.5
  Drafting 225 18.4
  Electrical Equip Repair 505 18.0
  Heating, AC, Refrig Repair 145 16.7
  Machine Technology 272 17.8
  Mechanical Drafting 81 19.7
  Welding & Welding Tech 567 16.3
  Trade & Industrial, Gen 3838 18.3
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Visual & Performing Arts (63305) (20.8
  Applied Design/Crafts 437 20.5
  Art 4904 20.2
  Art Hist & Appreciation 313 23.0
  Cinematography/Film/Video 3444 21.9
  Dance 1956 20.0
  Design, General 1940 20.4
  Drama/Theater Arts 6440 21.9
  Fine Arts, General 1190 21.9
  Graphic Arts Technology 1737 20.5
  Graphic Design 4225 20.6
  Music (Liberal Arts) 2252 22.4
  Music Performance 7823 21.5
  Music Theory & Composition 1673 21.8
  Photography 3408 19.4
  Visual/Perform Arts, Gen 21563 20.2
Number of
Students
Average
ACT Composite
  Undecided (112331) (20.9)
 
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