New Jersey Ranks In The Top 10 Of Most Educated States
The Garden State certainly comes to mind when you think of great boardwalk beaches, bagels, and the Boss. However, New Jersey should also be top of mind when discussing the top states for education in the country.
WalletHub recently detailed the most educated states across America, and New Jersey ranked #7.
“It’s certainly worth living in one of the most educated states, which offers high-quality learning from childhood all the way through the university level,” said WalletHub analyst Cassandra Happe. In this report, WalletHub studied the quality of education and educational attainment in each state. Within those categories, 18 different metrics were examined. This includes enrollment, the quality of the school system, and the percentage of adults over the age of 25 who have college experience or an associate’s degree.
According to NewJersey.com, the state has college or university options in every county. This includes community colleges, branch campuses, and major universities like Rutgers. Regardless, New Jersey has some very impressive educational statistics, according to WalletHub.
New Jersey Ranked #4 For Quality Of Education
Overall, the state’s total report score was just under 70 points. For context, this was just one point below Virginia and Colorado, who finished sixth and fifth, respectively. As for educational attainment, New Jersey finished 10th.
In the percentage of bachelor’s degree holders across the country, New Jersey ranks third. Furthermore, in all of the segments WalletHub broke down, you won’t see us in the lowest five at all.
If you are curious who is joining New Jersey among the best states for education, many of them are also on the east coast. Massachusetts finished number one. Then, Connecticut was four points ahead, ranking fourth.
Last summer, WalletHub compiled a similar report where they detailed the most educated cities in America. Trenton-Princeton was the first metro area to crack this list, ranking as the 15th most educated city.