Here's Where Washington Ranks Among The Least Educated States In The U.S.


For many Americans, having a good education can set you up for a better future.

How much schooling you get can matter to some extent in life. College can open doors to career paths, higher earnings and other benefits. Some find opportunities outside of post-secondary education. While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a wrinkle in the education system this past year, remote learning has enabled students to continue their studies until life returns to normal.

WalletHub looked at all 50 states across several metrics like school quality, student engagement, how many adults hold degrees and other factors. Where does the Evergreen State rank?

According to the website, Washington is one of the best states when it comes to college education. This West Coast state came in the No. 10 spot, and researchers gave it a nod for being among the states with highest percentage of associate’s degree holders or college-experienced adults.

Here are the Top 10 most educated states, according to WalletHub:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Maryland
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Colorado
  6. Virginia
  7. New Jersey
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Minnesota
  10. Washington

To see where other states ranked in the study, click here.

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