Special Report

America's Most and Least Educated States


To determine America’s most and least educated states, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of adults age 25 and over with at least a bachelor’s degree with data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey.

Median household income and median earnings for bachelor’s degree holders also came from the 2018 ACS. We also reviewed annual average unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2018 and 2017. All references to ranks in this article refer to a state’s rank compared to other states.

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