Based on education data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s’ American Community Survey, 24/7 Wall St. identified the best and worst educated states. The percentages is made up of residents 25 or older with a college degree or more.
From that survey, they obtained the percentage of adults that had completed an education at each major level, including high school, graduate and professional schools. We also examined poverty rates and median income for those at different levels of educational attainment.
Maryland came in at #2 because 16.5% of the population holds a graduate or professional degree of some kind, behind only Massachusetts who came in at #1. Residents with these degrees are among the highest paid in the country, with median annual earnings of $77,166.
These are the rest of America’s best and worst educated states and who they voted for.