The Most (And Least) Educated States In The Country


It’s no secret that getting a good education is a key to a better future, and in some cases the more education you have, the better that future may be. But it turns out, education isn’t equal around the country, with some states doing a better job than others at educating their population.

Well, WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Most Educated States in the Country, comparing all 50 states across 15 total metrics grouped into two categories, 'educational attainment' and 'quality of education.'

Coming in at number one overall is Massachusetts, which earned a ranking of 81.92 out of 100, and is number one in both educational attainment and quality of education. Massachusetts also has the highest percentage of bachelors degree holders, as well as graduate or professional degree holders, and is also tops for highest average university quality.

Top Ten Most Educated States in the U.S.

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Maryland
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Colorado
  6. Virginia
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Minnesota
  9. Washington
  10. New Jersey

As for the other end of the spectrum, Mississippi is the least educated state in the country, with a score of 21.06. It comes in dead last for quality of education, and second to last for educational attainment.

Ten Least Educated States in the U.S.

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arkansas
  5. Alabama
  6. Kentucky
  7. Nevada
  8. Tennessee
  9. Oklahoma
  10. New Mexico

Click here to find out where your state ranks.

Source: WalletHub


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