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The most educated states in the USA

Feb. 4, 2020
The WalletHub website sifted through 18 metrics and concluded that Massachusetts is the state with the most educated populace.

Massachusetts is the most educated of the 50 states, according to an analysis by the website WalletHub.

To rank the most and least educated states in America, WalletHub looked at 18 metrics, which all into two categories: educational attainment and quality of education.

The specific metrics included those 25 and older with a high school diploma; with at least some college; with a bachelor's degree; and with a graduate or professional degree.

Other factors examined were quality of public school systems and universities; public high school graduate rate; and racial and gender gaps in educational attainment.

Based on a 100-point scale, Massachusetts scored 81.84.  It had the highest percentage of people with bachelor's degrees and the highest percentage of people with graduate or professional degrees.

Here are the 10 states that WalletHub ranked as the most educated:

Rank        State                                Score

1               Massachusetts              81.84

2               Maryland                         76.80

3               Colorado                         71.24

4               Vermont                          70.61

5               Connecticut                    70.47

6               Virginia                            68.53

7               Washington                    66.95

8               New Hampshire            66.56

9               New Jersey                    66.28

10             Minnesota                      65.97

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