Reports and Statistics

Median ACT Scores of African Americans

Average ACT Scores of African Americans as of 2020

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STEM Workforce Facts

STEM workers enjoy a pay advantage compared with non-STEM workers with similar levels of education. Among those with some college education, the typical full-time, year-round STEM worker earns $54,745 while a similarly educated non-STEM worker earns... Read more >>

2020 National ACT Report

African Americans have the lowest median ACT score based on ethnicity at 16.7. View Report >>

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Labor Force Characteristics

Only 31% of all employed African Americans works in the highest paying major occupational category and have the second highest unemployment rate among all races.

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Income and Poverty

African Americans have the lowest real median income among all races at $41,361 as of 2018. Read more >>

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Average Composite ACT Score per State

2018 State Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates, Average Composite Score, and Percent Meeting Benchmarks by Subject Read more >>

National ACT Report for African Americans

Only 6% of African American students met college readiness benchmarks in 2020. Read more >>

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The Condition of STEM

Students with an interest in STEM continue to show higher levels of college readiness than ACT-tested students as a whole. Underserved learners’ (i.e. African Americans, low income, and/or first generation in college) ACT STEM Benchmark attainment lags far behind their peers. Read more >>

The Condition of College &

Career Readiness

The Condition report examines the college and career readiness of the 2019 ACT-tested graduating class. Learn how all students and specific student populations are performing compared to the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks , ACT STEM Benchmarks,  Foundational work readiness skills,  Core subjects, and Core curriculum. Read more >>

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