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.
Most Educated States
7. New Hampshire
Least Educated States
42. South Carolina
49. West Virginia
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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