College-Bound Juniors & Sophomores

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February 7, 2014 - 11:30 -- krodriguez

Archived PSAT/NMSQT data (College-Bound Juniors & Sophomores) is provided online starting from 2000.

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PSAT/NMSQT 2013 State Summary Reports

In the fall of 2013, students took the PSAT/NMSQT to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2013 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2015 and Class of 2016. Refer to your School (or System) Summary Reports to compare your local data with the national- and state-level data on these reports.

Highlights of 2013 Junior Data

  • 1,579,720 juniors took the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • 52.9% of juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT were female; 47.1% were male.
  • Of those indicating racial/ethnic background, 45.3% of juniors indicated a category other than "white," an increase from 44.2% in 2012.
  • Junior average scores for 2013 (with comparison to 2012 data):
    • Critical Reading: 47.4 (0.3 decrease)
    • Math: 48.6 (no change)
    • Writing Skills: 45.9 (0.6 decrease)
  • College majors of interest to the Class of 2015 include: health professions and sciences, 19.6%; engineering, 11.0%; business management, 9.3%; visual and performing arts, 8.1%; biological sciences, 5.5%; psychology, 4.1%; and security and protective services, 4.1%. The strongest interest among males was engineering (19.6%); females' most frequently indicated interest was health professions and sciences (27.1). 11.1% were undecided about a college major.

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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio

Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Highlights of 2013 Sophomore Data

  • 1,662,939 sophomores took the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • 51.3% of sophomores who took the PSAT/NMSQT were female; 48.7% were male.
  • Of those indicating racial/ethnic background, 50.7% of sophomores indicated a category other than "white," an increase from 50.3% in 2012.
  • Sophomore average scores for 2013 (with comparison to 2012 data):
    • Critical Reading: 42.6 (0.5 decrease)
    • Math: 43.5 (0.1 decrease)
    • Writing Skills: 41.2 (0.6 decrease)
  • College majors of interest to the Class of 2016 include: health professions and sciences, 17.8%; visual and performing arts, 9.5%; engineering, 10.4%; business management, 7.2%; biological sciences, 5.2%; and security and protective services, 4.7%; and "other", 3.7%. The strongest interest among males was engineering (18.9%); females' most frequently indicated interest was health professions and sciences (25.5%). About 13.2% were undecided about a college major.

Download each state's summary report.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio

Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming