Massachusetts Tops the List of Most Educated State in the Country
Home to 114 colleges and universities, WalletHub ranked the Commonwealth of Massachusetts number one in the country for the most educated population.
From research and master’s universities to 85 private schools and 30 public schools, Massachusetts is the place for scholars seeking knowledge.
WalletHub 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.
Overall, Massachusetts scored 83.03, scoring 1st in Educational Attainment and Quality of Education. The Bay State tops the list for the percentage of Bachelor’s Degree Holders, as well as the percentage of Graduate or Professional Degree Holders.
The state also scored the number one spot for Average University Quality, followed by Connecticut and Rhode Island, proving that New England is a hub for high-quality education.
Most Educated City
A separate study by WalletHub narrowed down the most educated cities across the country, and surprisingly, it did not mirror the most educated state. To determine where the most educated Americans are putting their degrees to work, WalletHub compared the “150 largest metropolitan statistical areas.”
Ann Arbor, Michigan came out on top, with a total score of 93.99.
According to this study, the most educated city in Massachusetts is Boston, landing sixth on the list out of the 150 areas studied.
Long story short, Massachusetts is wicked smaht.
Education is the golden ticket for a bright future, and according to the latest finding from WalletHub, things are looking bright in our neck of the woods.