Ranking the Most Highly Educated States in the U.S.

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Education is an important part of our lives. The quality of university education is also important, especially for parents looking for schools to send their children to. This article will break down the most important educational categories to consider when sending children off to school.

Highest Amount of College Grads


1. Massachusetts

2. New Jersey

3. New York

4. Colorado

5. Connecticut

Lowest Amount of College Grads


46. Arkansas

47. West Virginia

48. New Mexico

49. Nevada

50. Mississippi

Highest Sat Scores


1. Minnesota

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2. Wisconsin

3. Kansas

4. North Dakota

5. Nebraska

Lowest Sat Scores


46. Rhode Island

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47. Idaho

48. Delaware

49. Oklahoma

50. West Virginia

Highest Act Scores


1. Massachusetts

2. Connecticut

3. New Hampshire

4. New York

5. Maine

Lowest Act Scores


46. Oklahoma

47. Hawaii

48. South Carolina

49. Mississippi

50. Nevada

Highest Literacy Rate


1. Minnesota

2. Washington

3. New Hampshire

4. Oregon

5. Utah

Lowest Literacy Rate


46. Arkansas

47. Nevada

48. West Virginia

49. Louisiana

50. Mississippi

Highest Amount of Top Universities


1. Rhode Island

2. Vermont

3. Massachusetts

4. Maryland

5. New York

Lowest Amount of Top Universities


46. Arkansas

47. Nevada

48. Louisiana

49. Arizona

50. West Virginia

Highest Numeracy Rate


1. Minnesota

2. Washington

3. Massachusetts

4. New Hampshire

5. Oregon

Lowest Numeracy Rate


46. Arkansas

47. Nevada

48. West Virginia

49. Mississippi

50. Louisiana

Highest Amount of Masters Graduates


1. Massachusetts

2. Maryland

3. Virginia

4. Connecticut

5. New York

Lowest Amount of Masters Graduates


46. Louisiana

47. Idaho

48. South Dakota

49. Nevada

50. North Dakota

Highest Amount of Doctorate Graduates


1. Massachusetts

2. Maryland

3. New York

4. Connecticut

5. Virginia

Lowest Amount of Doctorate Graduates


46. Mississippi

47. Indiana

48. Oklahoma

49. North Dakota

50. Nevada

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