- Improving College & Career Readiness
- About This Report
- College Readiness
- Educational/Career Aspirations
- Access & Preparation
- Academic Performance
- A First Look at STEM
- Looking Back at the Class of 2012
- Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors
- Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness
- 2013 ACT National and State Scores
Percent of Graduates Who Took a Core Curriculum by Race/Ethnicity
Seventy-four percent of all 2013 ACT-tested high school graduates took at least a minimum core high school curriculum to prepare them for college.
Asian students (81%) were most likely to complete a core curriculum, while 76% of White and 72% of Hispanic students did so. Smaller percentages of Pacific Islander (71%), African American (69%), and American Indian (62%) students completed a core curriculum.
Note: Race/ethnicity categories changed in 2011 to reflect updated US Department of Education reporting requirements.
Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates Who Completed a Core Curriculum by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
Graph reads: In 2013, 69% of all African American high school graduates who had taken the ACT had completed, or had planned to complete, at least a core curriculum.