Percent of US Graduates Who Took the ACT

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About 52% of all 2012 high school graduates in the United States took the ACT during high school, or about 1.66 million graduates.

From 2008 to 2012, the number of high school graduates who took the ACT increased by approximately 17%. This represents a 9 percentage point increase in the percent of all US high school graduates who took the ACT.

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Percent of US High School Graduates
Who Took the ACT, 2008–2012

Graph reads: In 2008, 43% of all US high school graduates took the ACT test at least once during their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

YearPercent
200843%
200945%
201047%
201149%
201252%