South Carolina Ranked Among America’s Least Educated States In America For 2020

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With BLS data showing a correlation between higher education levels, higher income and lower unemployment rates, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Educated States in America.

In order to determine where the most educated Americans live, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 18 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of adults aged 25 and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to gender gap in educational attainment.

South Carolina was ranked as the 4th least educated states in America and North Carolina was ranked as America’s 19th least educated;

2020’s Most Educated States in America

Overall Rank* State Total Score ‘Educational Attainment’ Rank ‘Quality of Education’ Rank 
1 Massachusetts 81.84 1 1
2 Maryland 76.80 3 2
3 Colorado 71.24 2 22
4 Vermont 70.61 5 8
5 Connecticut 70.47 4 9
6 Virginia 68.53 7 6
7 Washington 66.95 9 10
8 New Hampshire 66.56 6 27
9 New Jersey 66.28 10 5
10 Minnesota 65.97 8 18
11 Utah 64.29 11 11
12 Illinois 57.66 17 17
13 New York 56.89 18 16
14 Oregon 56.20 12 41
15 Hawaii 56.10 15 34
16 Wyoming 55.01 21 14
17 Delaware 54.91 24 12
18 Maine 54.76 20 28
19 Montana 54.46 14 40
20 North Dakota 54.16 22 19
21 Wisconsin 53.96 25 13
22 Rhode Island 53.48 23 20
23 Nebraska 53.19 19 38
24 Kansas 52.66 13 48
25 California 52.64 36 3
26 Alaska 52.18 16 46
27 Florida 51.04 37 4
28 Michigan 50.14 26 35
29 Iowa 49.83 27 31
30 Pennsylvania 49.29 28 24
31 North Carolina 47.49 32 26
32 Missouri 46.85 31 33
33 Ohio 46.53 33 25
34 Georgia 46.47 35 21
35 South Dakota 46.05 29 39
36 Idaho 43.72 30 45
37 Indiana 43.57 40 7
38 Arizona 42.69 34 44
39 Texas 39.17 43 15
40 Oklahoma 38.21 42 23
41 Tennessee 37.78 41 32
42 New Mexico 37.21 38 47
43 Nevada 36.18 44 30
44 South Carolina 36.06 39 49
45 Kentucky 33.13 46 29
46 Alabama 31.46 45 43
47 Arkansas 29.45 47 36
48 Louisiana 25.45 48 42
49 West Virginia 23.93 50 37
50 Mississippi 21.01 49 50

 

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