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The most and least educated states in America

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The personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019's Most & Least Educated States in America.

In order to determine where the most educated Americans live, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of adults aged 25 and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to gender gap in educational attainment.

Source: WalletHub

Most Educated States

1. Massachusetts

2. Maryland

3. Vermont

4. Connecticut

5. Colorado

6. Virginia

7. New Hampshire

8. Minnesota

9. Utah

10. Washington

Least Educated States

41. Tennessee

42. South Carolina

43. Oklahoma

44. Nevada

45. Kentucky

46. Alabama

47. Arkansas

48. Louisiana

49. West Virginia

50. Mississippi

Source: WalletHub

Key Stats

Massachusetts has the highest school system rating, 25.70 percent, which is 32.1 times higher than in Nebraska, the state with one of the lowest at 0.80 percent.

Massachusetts has the highest share of bachelor’s degree holders aged 25 and older, 42.10 percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in West Virginia, the state with the lowest at 19.90 percent.

Utah has the lowest racial gap in educational attainment, with the share of blacks aged 25 and older holding a bachelor’s degree at 24.11 percent and 23.71 percent for their white counterparts, a difference of 0.40 percent favoring blacks.

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