Percent of Graduates Who Took the ACT by State

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At least 60% of all 2012 high school graduates took the ACT in 26 states. In 15 states, at least 80% of their high school graduates took the ACT.

In 2 states, between 40% and 59% of their 2012 high school graduates took the ACT during high school, while another 17 states saw between 20% and 39% of their high school graduates take the ACT. Less than 20% of 2012 graduates took the ACT in 5 states.

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Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates by State, 2012

Graph reads: In 2012, less than 20% of the high school graduates in 5 states (e.g., Pennsylvania) took the ACT test at least once during their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

StatePercent Who Took the ACT
Alabama80%–100%
Alaska20%–39%
Arizona20%–39%
Arkansas80%–100%
California20%–39%
Colorado80%–100%
Connecticut20%–39%
DelawareLess than 20%
Florida60%–79%
Georgia40%–59%
Hawaii20%–39%
Idaho60%–79%
Illinois80%–100%
Indiana20%–39%
Iowa60%–79%
Kansas80%–100%
Kentucky80%–100%
Louisiana80%–100%
MaineLess than 20%
Maryland20%–39%
Massachusetts20%–39%
Michigan80%–100%
Minnesota60%–79%
Mississippi80%–100%
Missouri60%–79%
Montana60%–79%
Nebraska60%–79%
Nevada20%–39%
New HampshireLess than 20%
New Jersey20%–39%
New Mexico60%–79%
New York20%–39%
North Carolina20%–39%
North Dakota80%–100%
Ohio60%–79%
Oklahoma80%–100%
Oregon20%–39%
PennsylvaniaLess than 20%
Rhode IslandLess than 20%
South Carolina40%–59%
South Dakota80%–100%
Tennessee80%–100%
Texas20%–39%
Utah80%–100%
Vermont20%–39%
Virginia20%–39%
Washington20%–39%
West Virginia60%–79%
Wisconsin60%–79%
Wyoming80%–100%