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ACT Overview

Industry

Education Services

Organization Type

Nonprofit

Employees

1,000 - 10,000

Headquarters

Iowa City, IA

Website

act.org

Website

act.org



Founded in

1959

Revenue

$100M - $1B

Key People

Marten Roorda (CEO),
Richard Ferguson (CEO)

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About ACT

ACT, Inc. is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (NTEE classification B90, Educational Services, per the IRS), primarily known for the ACT, a standardized test designed to assess high school students' academic achievement and college readiness. For the U.S. high school class of 2016, 64 percent of graduates had taken the ACT test; the nearly 2.1 million students included virtually all high school graduates in 20 states.

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ACT, Inc. is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (NTEE classification B90, Educational Services, per the IRS), primarily known for the ACT, a standardized test designed to assess high school students' academic achievement and college readiness. For the U.S. high school class of 2016, 64 percent of graduates had taken the ACT test; the nearly 2.1 million students included virtually all high school graduates in 20 states.

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What Is

ACT's Mission Statement

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Our ACT mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success.

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ACT Employees

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Gender

Female

51.9%

Male

45.7%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

57.7%

Hispanic or Latino

18.2%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

9.3%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.2%

Mandarin

9.4%

Chinese

7.8%

French

7.8%

Russian

4.7%

Portuguese

3.1%

Cantonese

3.1%

Arabic

3.1%

Indonesian

1.6%

Greek

1.6%

German

1.6%

Georgian

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Dari

1.6%

Persian

1.6%

Armenian

1.6%

Tagalog

1.6%

Xiang

1.6%

Gujarati

1.6%

Carrier

1.6%
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ACT Careers

Average Length of Employment
OneAmerica 3.4 years
Gateway 3.2 years
Pearson 3.1 years
Measured Progress 3.1 years
Northland 3.0 years
LION 2.9 years
DCS 2.8 years
The College Board 2.4 years
ELITE 2.0 years

ACT

2.0 years
Top Employers Before ACT
Walmart 14.2%
Target 8.3%
McDonald's 7.5%
Kmart 5.0%
Citi 5.0%
Pizza Hut 4.2%
Apple 4.2%
Macy's 4.2%
Wendy's 4.2%
Subway 3.3%
US Army 3.3%
Top Employers After ACT
Kmart 6.5%
Verizon 5.4%
McDonald's 5.4%
Aerotek 5.4%
Staffmark 4.3%
Xerox 4.3%
Apple 4.3%
AT&T 4.3%
Pearson 4.3%
Walmart 4.3%

What is it like to work at ACT

ACT Employees Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.4%

University of Iowa

12.4%

New York University

6.2%

East Tennessee State University

5.2%

Fordham University

5.2%

Florida International University

5.2%

National University

4.1%

Texas A&M University

4.1%

West Virginia University

4.1%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.1%

Texas State Technical College - Harlingen

4.1%

University of Toledo

4.1%

Sacramento City College

4.1%

Frostburg State University

4.1%

Capella University

4.1%

Appalachian State University

3.1%

Northeast State Community College

3.1%

University of Vermont

3.1%

Arizona Western College

3.1%

Nova Southeastern University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

23.3%

Psychology

8.2%

Social Work

7.6%

Computer Science

7.3%

Criminal Justice

5.8%

Health Care Administration

5.8%

Marketing

5.5%

Accounting

3.9%

Nursing

3.6%

Information Technology

3.3%

General Studies

3.0%

Education

3.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Communication

2.7%

School Counseling

2.4%

Management

2.4%

Political Science

2.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%

Clinical Psychology

2.4%

Fine Arts

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

30.2%

Other

26.2%

Masters

22.5%

Associate

10.0%

Certificate

6.8%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

1.5%

License

0.8%
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ACT Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

64.7%

Republican Party

35.3%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Morgan ReedExecutive Director $6,500Democratic Party
Aubrey TobeyConsultant $5,175Democratic Party
Knute AarsheimOwner $4,500Republican Party
Bruce OroszExecutive Producer $4,400Democratic Party
James BarbreOwner $4,200Republican Party
Marilyn MazeAct Inc. $4,150Democratic Party
Nathan TaborChief Executive Officer $4,050Republican Party
William BrunerSocial Worker $3,850Republican Party
Thomas CarsnerManager $2,708Democratic Party
Jerry KIMMechanical Contractor $2,500Republican Party
Bradley HollettContractor $2,450Republican Party
Janice HowroydOwner $2,400Democratic Party
Michael NiggelManaging Director $2,000Democratic Party
Ken DavisPresident $2,000Republican Party
Erik MettalaChief Technology Officer $1,900Republican Party
PAM JonesSales $1,900Republican Party
Mark SmolaOwner $1,823Republican Party
Bruce AmalfitanoArchitect $1,535Democratic Party
Frank GanswichController $1,340Democratic Party
Patricia IkanEducation Consultant $1,250Democratic Party
David SmithPresident $1,000Republican Party
Margaret DanaAdministrator $1,000Democratic Party
Albert TapperWriter $1,000Democratic Party
Wileen KingField Advisor $1,000Republican Party
Keith SadoquesOwner $1,000Democratic Party
Carlo ScandiuzziExecutive Director $1,000Democratic Party
Kyle VaughnSelf-Employed $985Republican Party
Caryl LyonsDevelopment Associate $965Democratic Party
Ken ViethDirector Of Market Analysis $903Democratic Party
Megan AlterManager $796Democratic Party
Kevin GilesSelf-Employed $750Democratic Party
Laura CaligiuriNurse $717Democratic Party
Ellen JamesonWriter $650Democratic Party
Steve SchuringAccountant $650Democratic Party
Patricia BrownTransportation $600Republican Party
Stan LataWriter $545Democratic Party
Sarah NepstadAssistant Analyst $544Democratic Party
Jason SeiferChief Finance Officer $500Democratic Party
Farah AlatassiPresident $500Democratic Party
KIM JerryMechanical Contractor $500Republican Party
Russell PerlichFounder $500Republican Party
Gerry TenerBusiness Analyst $500Republican Party
Robert LanzaMedical Doctor $500Democratic Party
W ConnellyFarmer $500Republican Party
Carol BeskeSmall Business Owner $500Republican Party
Gaurav PatelRecruiter $500Democratic Party
June BlakePsychometrician $437Democratic Party
David StockerGeneral Counsel $400Republican Party
Nancy PetersenPsychometrician $350Democratic Party
John CorriganVice President $350Republican Party
Laura ZieglowskyContent Specialist $340Democratic Party
Brian GrundenPhone Systems $300Republican Party
Cynthia WifordHealthcare Consultant $267Democratic Party
Teri KeiferTest Developer $259Democratic Party
Matt GillioFarmer $255Republican Party
Margery HaworthOffice Support Clerk $250Democratic Party
Deborah HoffmanManager $250Democratic Party
Maria MullerSenior Director $250Democratic Party
Thomas FarrellPresident $250Republican Party
Debera BackhusLaboratory Director $250Democratic Party
Jonathan FuhrmanDirector $250Democratic Party
Norman DunnellTraining Manager $250Democratic Party
Alex ChoughDirector $250Democratic Party
Jeff ManzolliCarpenter $250Democratic Party
Virgil McCalebExecutive Vice President $250Democratic Party
William James JrPhysician $250Republican Party
Holly JamesPhysician $250Republican Party
John AndrewsExecutive $250Democratic Party
Katherine PaulsProject Manager $227Democratic Party
Sandy StewartWellness Manager $221Democratic Party
Martha ColePsychologist $215Republican Party
Patrick MurphyEducational Testing $200Democratic Party
Allan YangBusiness Owner $184Republican Party
LUZ PerezDirector Of Special Events $174Democratic Party
Russell SouzaStagehand $147Democratic Party
Kathleen JacobsManager $108Democratic Party
Bevan LinsleyCommunity Organizer $100Democratic Party
William ThalmannPresident $100Republican Party
Renee JonesMarketing $70Democratic Party
Joshua CarrollDesigner $68Democratic Party
Gregory CarrierArt Director $65Democratic Party
DEV PriorWarehouse Employee $52Democratic Party
Amalfitano BruceArchitect $45Democratic Party
Xiaohong GAOPsychometrician $26Democratic Party
Douglas BeyerTruck Driver $25Republican Party
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ACT Salaries

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Chief Executive OfficerIowa City, IA $665,000
Chief Executive OfficerIowa City, IA $620,000
Chief Executive OfficerIowa City, IA $620,000
Senior Vice PresidentIowa City, IA $260,000
Senior Vice PresidentIowa City, IA $260,000
Development Vice PresidentIowa City, IA $230,000
DirectorIowa City, IA $140,058
Lead EngineerIowa City, IA $130,062
Director Of Business OperationsKirksville, MO $129,684
Senior Enterprise ArchitectIowa City, IA $126,316
Software DeveloperSan Jose, CA $125,050
Business Development ManagerNew York, NY $125,000
Director Of Product DevelopmentIowa City, IA $125,000
Senior ScientistIowa City, IA $125,000
Applications DeveloperCharlotte, NC $124,218
Lead EngineerIowa City, IA $122,837
Senior Enterprise ArchitectIowa City, IA $120,000
Senior Enterprise ArchitectIowa City, IA $120,000
Management Information System ManagerIowa City, IA $119,891
Senior Software EngineerPlano, TX $117,683
Lead EngineerIowa City, IA $117,595
Applications DeveloperCharlotte, NC $116,688
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $115,944
Database AdministratorCharlotte, NC $115,000
Application Development/SupportCharlotte, NC $115,000
Database AdministratorCharlotte, NC $115,000
Application EngineerSouthington, CT $114,785
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $112,884
Senior Database AdministratorIowa City, IA $111,244
Lead EngineerIowa City, IA $108,000
Computer Systems AnalystIowa City, IA $108,000
Release ManagerIowa City, IA $107,000
Lead EngineerFairfield, IA $105,854
Senior Manager, Product DevelopmentIowa City, IA $105,000
Project ManagerNewark, NJ $105,000
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $104,757
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $104,604
Business DeveloperIowa City, IA $104,332
Technical Project ManagerNewark, NJ $102,419
Research AssociateIowa City, IA $102,190
Application Software DeveloperSouthington, CT $102,000
Application Development/SupportCharlotte, NC $100,000
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $100,000
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $100,000
Application Software DeveloperSouthington, CT $100,000
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $100,000
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $99,080
Senior Software EngineerDavidsville, PA $98,822
Application Software DeveloperIowa City, IA $98,000
Senior Research AssociateIowa City, IA $97,800
Senior Research AssociateIowa City, IA $95,605
Data EngineerIowa City, IA $95,429
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $95,269
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $95,000
Senior Software Engineer/Senior TesterNE $93,400
Senior Software Engineer/Senior TesterAlpharetta, GA $93,400
Senior Software Engineer/Senior TesterAlpharetta, GA $93,400
Supply Chain ManagerNew York, NY $92,500
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $92,360
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $92,360
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $90,248
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $90,000
Research AssociateIowa City, IA $89,885
Staff EngineerHuntingtown, MD $89,500
Senior Research AssociateIowa City, IA $87,500
PsychometricianGreenville, NC $87,464
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $87,298
Computer Systems AnalystIowa City, IA $87,000
Software EngineerHuntingtown, MD $86,133
Project ManagerIowa City, IA $86,000
Industrial/Organizational PsychologistIowa City, IA $85,500
Industrial/Organizational PsychologistIowa City, IA $85,500
Product OwnerIowa City, IA $85,000
Computer Systems AdministratorIowa City, IA $85,000
Staff EngineerIowa City, IA $85,000
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $84,500
Staff EngineerHuntingtown, MD $83,834
Staff EngineerIowa City, IA $83,680
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $83,500
RecruiterSouthington, CT $83,480
Senior Research AssociateIowa City, IA $83,000
Industrial/Organizational PsychologistIowa City, IA $83,000
Senior Software EngineerIowa City, IA $82,983
StatisticianIowa City, IA $82,584
Staff EngineerIowa City, IA $82,039
Senior Research AssociateIowa City, IA $81,934
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $81,295
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $81,000
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $81,000
Development AssociateIowa City, IA $80,496
Research ScientistIowa City, IA $80,496
Product OwnerIowa City, IA $80,000
PsychometricianIowa City, IA $80,000
Research ScientistCupertino, CA $80,000
Data ScientistIowa City, IA $80,000
Staff EngineerIowa City, IA $80,000
Software EngineerIowa City, IA $79,900
Software EngineerIowa City, IA $79,893
Senior EngineerIowa City, IA $78,943
PsychometricianIowa City, IA $78,000
Research AssociateIowa City, IA $77,867
Senior Systems AnalystIowa City, IA $77,000
Industrial/Organizational PsychologistIowa City, IA $77,000
Computer Systems AnalystIowa City, IA $76,687
Research AssociateIowa City, IA $76,497
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $76,181
Software Test EngineerIowa City, IA $76,000
Senior Engineering TechnicianIowa City, IA $75,630
Research PsychologistIowa City, IA $75,587
Research ScientistIowa City, IA $75,587
Software EngineerIowa City, IA $75,000
Software EngineerIowa City, IA $75,000
Staff EngineerIowa City, IA $75,000
Research AssociateIowa City, IA $75,000
Database AdministratorCharlotte, NC $75,000
Research AssociateIowa City, IA $75,000
Computer Software EngineerIowa City, IA $75,000
Database AdministratorCharlotte, NC $75,000
Staff EngineerIowa City, IA $75,000
StatisticianIowa City, IA $75,000

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Revenue

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Net Income

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Market Cap

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Total Equity

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Total Assets

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Frequently Asked Questions about ACT

When was ACT founded?

ACT was founded in 1959.

How many Employees does ACT have?

ACT has between 1,000 and 10,000 employees.

How much money does ACT make?

ACT generates between $100 million and $1 billion in revenue.

What industry is ACT in?

ACT is in the education services industry.

What is ACT's mission?

ACT's mission statement is "Our ACT mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success."

What type of company is ACT?

ACT is a nonprofit company.

Who are ACT's competitors?

ACT competitors include Pearson, Measured Progress, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Educational Testing Service, The College Board, Eduventures, OneAmerica, Gateway, arvato digital services LLC, A & M, Lesco Logistics, One Source Technology, Oakwood, ELITE, LION, DCS, Mediacom Communications, Northland, Spectra, NTS - National Technical Systems.

Who works at ACT?

Marten Roorda (CEO),
Richard Ferguson (CEO)

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