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ACT is a non-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the areas of education and workforce development.  The organization is primarily known for the ACT, a standardized test designed to assess high school students' academic achievement and college readiness. In addition to the ACT test, ACT programs include ACT Aspire, ACT Engage, ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live, ACT Profile, ACT QualityCore, PreACT, WorkKeys, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

TypePrivate
Founded1959
HQIowa City, IA, US
Websiteact.org
Employee Ratings3.4

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)3,008
Job Openings29
Revenue (FY, 2015)$334.2 M(+8%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at ACT

Walter G. Bumphus

Walter G. Bumphus

Director
Joseph A. Aguerrebere

Joseph A. Aguerrebere

Director
Karen E. Cator

Karen E. Cator

Director
Janet Godwin

Janet Godwin

Chief Operating Officer
Deborah S. Delisle

Deborah S. Delisle

Director
Christina Gordon

Christina Gordon

Senior Director
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ACT Office Locations

ACT has an office in Iowa City
Iowa City, IA, US (HQ)
Davidsen Building, 500 Act Dr
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ACT Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1959
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ACT Revenue

ACT's revenue was reported to be $334.24 m in FY, 2015 which is a 7.8% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2015)

334.2m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %

7.8%
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

290.1m310.0m334.2m

Revenue growth, %

7%8%
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ACT Operating Metrics

FY, 2016

Students

2.1 m
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ACT Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
OpenEdMay 02, 2016

ACT Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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ACT Online and Social Media Presence

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ACT News and Updates

Medtronic Announces Commercial Launch of the IN.PACT(TM) Admiral(TM) Drug-Coated Balloon in Japan

DUBLIN - August 15, 2018 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced full commercial launch of the IN.PACT(TM) Admiral(TM) Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) in Japan. The news follows the completion of a post-market clinical trial, which enrolled 300 subjects.

HAMMOND MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED announces financial results for second quarter ended June 29, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To all employees and shareholders:

HAMMOND MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED announces declaration of special dividend payment

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hammond Manufacturing Company Limited (HMCL) (TSX:HMM.A) today announced that HMCL’s Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.02 per Class A Subordinate Voting Share and $0.02 per Class B Common share (not listed on the TSX) p…

Artificial Grass Global Market 2018: Key Players – Tarkett S.A., Victoria PLC, ACT Global, TigerTurf, Matrix Turf, Soccer Grass

Artificial Grass -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

TRANSACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME

On 6 February 2018, PANDORA announced a share buy-back programme, cf. Company announcement no. 432. The share buyback programme is executed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation).

Deloitte, NASACT: Digital Spending Increases, Greater Focus on Digital Strategy Is a Top Need for State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2018 Digital Government Transformation Survey released today by Deloitte and the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) reveals how its members are investing more in digital transformation, yet only 35...
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ACT Blogs

High School Survey During Initial Stage of COVID-19 Crisis Reveals True Depth of Economic, Racial, and Geographic Challenges for Students

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning Offers Recommendations as U.S. Prepares for Somber Pandemic Milestone IOWA CITY, Iowa—As the U.S. approaches the six-month milestone of the COVID-19 national emergency declaration, the full and devastating effects of COVID-19-induced education and economic shutdo…

ACT to Cancel International ACT Test Administrations for December 2020, February 2021 due to COVID-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT announced today it has cancelled all December 2020 and February 2021 international test administrations for the ACT test, due to new COVID-19 testing procedures and other changes necessary to navigate safe testing. Students who have already registered for the December or Februa…

Testing Amid COVID-19: Our Plans to Help You Achieve Success

As students and educators head “back to school” (virtually or otherwise), COVID-19 continues to concern us all.Since our lives will continue to be impacted by the pandemic, we’ve put together a helpful landing page for customers and stakeholders that will house the most up-to-date information about …

A Personal Message from ACT CEO, Janet Godwin

 Dear ACT Community, I have heard from many frustrated parents and students over the last few weeks expressing concerns about securing a seat for fall ACT testing, complications with the new MyACT registration system, and an inability to easily access our support team. I fully understand these diffi…

MyACT is Open: Here’s What You Should Know

MyACT, our registration site for students, officially reopened Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m. CT. You can find a list of all upcoming national test dates—including our three new national test dates for the fall—here. We’ve been listening and working to address your unique situations related to the ACT …

American College Application Campaign Announces School of Excellence Award Winners

National campaign supports more than 20 percent of 2020 high school graduatesIOWA CITY, Iowa—The American College Application Campaign (ACAC), a national effort to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families pursuing a college degree or other higher…
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ACT Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was ACT founded?

    ACT was founded in 1959.

  • Who are ACT key executives?

    ACT's key executives are Walter G. Bumphus, Joseph A. Aguerrebere and Karen E. Cator.

  • How many employees does ACT have?

    ACT has 3,008 employees.

  • What is ACT revenue?

    Latest ACT annual revenue is $334.2 m.

  • What is ACT revenue per employee?

    Latest ACT revenue per employee is $111.1 k.

  • Who are ACT competitors?

    Competitors of ACT include Education Development Center (EDC), Mission Bit and GreatSchools.org.

  • Where is ACT headquarters?

    ACT headquarters is located at Davidsen Building, 500 Act Dr, Iowa City.

  • Where are ACT offices?

    ACT has an office in Iowa City.

  • How many offices does ACT have?

    ACT has 1 office.