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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2024’s 7th most educated state in America

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2024’s 7th most educated state in America, according to a WalletHub study.

With people who have college degrees earning around $600 to $1,200 more per week than people with just a high school diploma, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2024’s Most & Least Educated States in America, as well as expert commentary.

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.):

    • Overall Rank: 7th
    • 29th – % of High-School Diploma Holders
    • 22nd – % of Associate’s Degree Holders or College-Experienced Adults
    • 3rd – % of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
    • 7th – % of Graduate- or Professional-Degree Holders
    • 14th – Avg. University Quality
    • 1st – Gender Gap in Educational Attainment

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

Here are the top 5 least educated states in America:

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

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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