In a brand new study, WalletHub has compiled data to highlight the most and least educated states in America.
It compared all 50 states across 18 metrics that examined the key factors of a well-educated population: educational attainment, school quality, and achievement gaps between genders and races. Its research shows Massachusetts is the most educated state followed by Maryland.
Other key findings are that Massachusetts has the highest school system rating, 21.60 percent, which is 24 times higher than in Mississippi and South Dakota, the states with the lowest at 0.90 percent. Massachusetts also has the highest share of bachelor’s degree holders aged 25 and older, 43.70 percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in West Virginia, the state with the lowest at 20.60 percent.
Interestingly, the research shows that Maine has the lowest racial gap in educational attainment, with the share of black people aged 25 and older holding a bachelor’s degree at 27.47 percent compared to 20.76 percent for their white counterparts, a difference of 6.72 percent favoring black people.
It comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic when colleges currently face the struggle of balancing campus safety with returning to in-person classes. Amid these struggles, some states are able to provide safe, quality education more than others.
One of the biggest difficulties for education in the past two years has been the COVID-19 pandemic, and colleges currently face the struggle of balancing campus safety with returning to in-person classes. Amid these struggles, some states are able to provide safe, quality education more than others.
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