2006 Average ACT Scores by State

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State % of
Graduates
Tested
Average
Composite
Score
Average
English
Score
Average
Math
Score
Average
Reading
Score
Average
Science
Score
National 40 21.1 20.6 20.8 21.4 20.9
Alabama 79 20.2 20.3 19.5 20.6 20.1
Alaska 25 21.1 20.0 21.2 21.7 20.8
Arizona 18 21.6 20.9 21.9 22.0 21.3
Arkansas 75 20.6 20.7 19.9 20.9 20.3
California 14 21.6 21.1 22.2 21.8 20.8
Colorado 100 20.3 19.7 19.9 20.8 20.4
Connecticut12 23.1 23.0 23.0 23.6 22.2
Delaware 5 21.4 20.7 21.3 22.1 21.0
District of Columbia 30 18.4 17.7 18.4 18.9 18.0
Florida 45 20.3 19.6 20.3 20.9 19.9
Georgia30 20.2 19.8 20.1 20.5 20.0
Hawaii 17 21.9 21.2 22.7 21.9 21.5
Idaho 57 21.4 20.6 21.1 22.1 21.2
Illinois 100 20.5 20.2 20.3 20.6 20.4
Indiana 20 21.7 21.1 21.6 22.2 21.4
Iowa 65 22.1 21.6 21.8 22.5 22.1
Kansas 75 21.8 21.3 21.5 22.3 21.6
Kentucky 76 20.6 20.2 19.9 21.1 20.5
Louisiana 74 20.1 20.3 19.4 20.1 19.9
Maine 10 22.3 22.0 21.9 23.1 21.6
Maryland 12 21.4 21.1 21.4 21.9 20.9
Massachusetts 13 23.0 22.9 23.3 23.4 22.0
Michigan 67 21.5 20.7 21.2 21.8 21.7
Minnesota 67 22.3 21.6 22.1 22.6 22.3
Mississippi 93 18.8 19.1 18.0 19.1 18.7
Missouri 70 21.6 21.5 21.0 22.0 21.5
Montana 57 21.9 21.0 21.7 22.5 21.8
Nebraska 76 21.9 21.5 21.6 22.2 21.8
Nevada 27 21.5 20.8 21.5 22.0 21.2
New Hampshire 12 22.6 22.4 22.5 23.2 21.8
New Jersey 8 21.8 21.5 22.2 22.0 21.0
New Mexico 60 20.1 19.3 19.6 20.7 20.1
New York 17 22.6 21.8 22.9 22.9 22.3
North Carolina 14 20.5 19.6 20.9 20.9 20.2
North Dakota 80 21.4 20.5 21.4 21.6 21.5
Ohio 66 21.5 20.8 21.3 21.9 21.5
Oklahoma 72 20.5 20.3 19.7 21.1 20.4
Oregon 13 22.4 21.6 22.4 23.1 21.9
Pennsylvania 9 21.8 21.3 21.7 22.2 21.4
Rhode Island 8 21.2 20.9 21.1 21.8 20.7
South Carolina 39 19.5 18.9 19.6 19.7 19.4
South Dakota 75 21.8 21.0 21.6 22.0 21.8
Tennessee 93 20.7 20.8 19.9 21.1 20.3
Texas 29 20.3 19.4 20.6 20.5 20.3
Utah 69 21.7 21.2 21.0 22.4 21.6
Vermont 19 22.5 22.1 22.2 22.9 22.2
Virginia 15 21.1 20.6 21.0 21.4 20.7
Washington 15 22.9 22.4 22.7 23.6 22.4
West Virginia 64 20.6 20.8 19.6 21.2 20.5
Wisconsin 68 22.2 21.5 22.0 22.4 22.2
Wyoming 71 21.6 20.7 21.0 22.4 21.7


Totals for graduating seniors were obtained from Knocking at the College Door—December 2003, Projections of High School Graduates by State, Income and Race/Ethnicity, 1998-2018, © December 2003 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.