The ACT test results are in. How does your state rank?

National participation in the ACT college admission exam rose for the 11th straight year, according to data on test results for the class of 2015. The table shows the estimated percentage of high school graduates in 2015 who took the ACT and the average test scores for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the nation. ACT scores are reported on a scale of 1 (low) to 36 (high). Click a category to sort.

Jurisdiction Total 2015 participants % of graduates who took ACT Average test score in 2015 % change from 2014 to 2015
Alabama 55,427 91 to 100 pct. 19.1 -7.30%
Utah 40,629 91 to 100 pct. 20.2 -2.90%
Washington 16,944 21 to 30 pct. 22.4 -2.60%
District of Columbia 1,602 41 to 50 pct. 21.1 -2.30%
Minnesota 46,862 71 to 80 pct. 22.7 -0.90%
Nebraska 18,347 81 to 90 pct. 21.5 -0.90%
Nevada 9,308 31 to 40 pct. 21 -0.90%
Kansas 23,708 71 to 80 pct. 21.9 -0.50%
Missouri 49,640 71 to 80 pct. 21.7 -0.50%
Montana 9,489 91 to 100 pct. 20.4 -0.50%
Massachusetts 19,617 21 to 30 pct. 24.4 0.40%
New Hampshire 3,487 21 to 30 pct. 24.3 0.40%
New Jersey 30,263 21 to 30 pct. 23.2 0.40%
Maryland 15,753 21 to 30 pct. 22.7 0.40%
Oregon 14,198 31 to 40 pct. 21.5 0.50%
Alaska 2,868 31 to 40 pct. 21.1 0.50%
Colorado 57,328 91 to 100 pct. 20.7 0.50%
Wyoming 6,042 91 to 100 pct. 20.2 0.50%
Kentucky 49,538 91 to 100 pct. 20 0.50%
North Carolina 100,557 91 to 100 pct. 19 0.50%
Connecticut 13,175 31 to 40 pct. 24.4 0.80%
Rhode Island 2,015 11 to 20 pct. 23.1 0.90%
Pennsylvania 29,776 21 to 30 pct. 22.9 0.90%
California 121,815 21 to 30 pct. 22.5 0.90%
Iowa 22,675 61 to 70 pct. 22.2 0.90%
Indiana 27,415 41 to 50 pct. 22.1 0.90%
Georgia 54,653 51 to 60 pct. 21 1.00%
West Virginia 11,289 61 to 70 pct. 20.8 1.00%
New Mexico 13,393 71 to 80 pct. 20.1 1.00%
Arizona 35,248 51 to 60 pct. 19.9 1.00%
Louisiana 49,082 91 to 100 pct. 19.4 1.00%
New York 58,136 21 to 30 pct. 23.7 1.30%
Delaware 1,869 21 to 30 pct. 23.5 1.30%
Vermont 2,179 21 to 30 pct. 23.5 1.30%
Virginia 25,038 21 to 30 pct. 23.1 1.30%
Idaho 7,362 41 to 50 pct. 22.7 1.30%
Florida 130,798 71 to 80 pct. 19.9 1.50%
Hawaii 11,957 91 to 100 pct. 18.5 1.70%
Maine 1,434 0 to 10 pct. 24.2 2.50%
Wisconsin 46,738 71 to 80 pct. 22.2 No change
Ohio 91,607 71 to 80 pct. 22 No change
South Dakota 6,615 71 to 80 pct. 21.9 No change
United States 1,924,436 59 pct. 21 No change
Texas 124,764 41 to 50 pct. 20.9 No change
Illinois 157,047 91 to 100 pct. 20.7 No change
Oklahoma 30,844 71 to 80 pct. 20.7 No change
North Dakota 7,162 91 to 100 pct. 20.6 No change
Arkansas 26,955 91 to 100 pct. 20.4 No change
South Carolina 25,151 61 to 70 pct. 20.4 No change
Michigan 118,555 91 to 100 pct. 20.1 No change
Tennessee 68,737 91 to 100 pct. 19.8 No change
Mississippi 29,345 91 to 100 pct. 19 No change