Where Does Idaho Rank Against Other States for Education?
We all know edumacation is important, but where does Idaho rank up against the other fifty some odd states?
I recently blogged about the top ranked school districts in Idaho. The Treasure Valley as you see did pretty well....so did the two schools I attended growing up....Nezperce and Genesee school districts.
WalletHub.com just ranked the states from the most educated to the least educated. It's based on factors like the percentage of adults with high school, college, and graduate degrees . . . the quality of the public schools . . . and the graduation rates.
The 10 most educated states are: Massachusetts . . . Maryland . . . Colorado . . . Connecticut . . . Vermont . . . New Hampshire . . . Virginia . . . Minnesota . . . Washington . . . and New Jersey.
And the 10 least educated are: West Virginia . . . Mississippi . . . Louisiana . . . Arkansas . . . Kentucky . . . Nevada . . . Alabama . . . Tennessee . . . Texas . . . and Oklahoma.
Why is this such a big deal? The study also found a very strong statistical connection between education levels and money . . . the better educated a state, the higher the average income is.
So Idaho didn't make the top ten, but hey on a good note we weren't in the bottom ten, so there's that....always room for improvement right?
(Here are the rankings for every state including Idaho.)