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South Dakota Ranked 22nd In ACT Scores

August 20, 2014, 9:46 AM by Brandon Van Westen

South Dakota Ranked 22nd In ACT Scores
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South Dakota remained just above average among states on the ACT college entrance exam.

At 21.9, the state's average composite score is ranked 22nd in the nation. Nationally, the average 2014 ACT score is 20.9. The state also tested above average in English, math, reading and science.

6,724 South Dakota students, or 78 percent of the state's graduating class, took the exam.

For more information, visit the ACT website.

  Percent Of
Graduates Tested
Composite Score
English Score
Math Score
Reading Score
Science Score
National 57 21.0 20.3 20.9 21.3 20.8
South Dakota 78 21.9 21.0 21.8 22.3 22.1
Iowa 68 22.0 21.5 21.4 22.5 22.2
Minnesota 76 22.9 22.1 23.0 23.1 22.9
Nebraska 86 21.7 21.3 21.1 22.0 21.7
North Dakota 100 20.6 19.6 20.7 20.8 20.6


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