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Wallethub: New Jersey is 2023’s 6th most educated state in America

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2023’s 6th most educated state in America, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With BLS data showing a correlation between higher education levels, higher income and lower unemployment rates, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2023’s Most & Least Educated States in America.

In order to determine the most educated states, 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.

How educated is New Jersey? (1=Most; 25=Avg.):

  • 29th – % of High-School Diploma Holders
  • 22nd – % of Associate’s Degree Holders or College-Experienced Adults
  • 4th – % of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
  • 7th – % of Graduate- or Professional-Degree Holders
  • 11th – Avg. University Quality
  • 1st – Gender Gap in Educational Attainment

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 most educated states in America: 
  1. Massachusetts
  2. Maryland
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Colorado

Here are the top 5 least educated states in America:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Mississippi
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arkansas
  5. Alabama

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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