Ticket To A Better Future: Utah Is Among The Country's Most Educated States

By Ginny Reese

February 18, 2021

Graduates tossing caps into the air

We've all heard the old adage that a good education is the ticket to a better future.

College typically opens doors for individuals, giving them more career opportunities, higher pay, and better benefits.

So which states show the most promise in this aspect?

Wallethub compared the 50 states across 18 key metrics to determine which states are the most educated.

Where did Utah place?

The state came in at number 11, ranking among the top. It had the second-highest overall percentage of associate's degree holders or college-experienced adults.

Where do Utah's neighbors fall on the list? Colorado was number 5, Wyoming was number 25, Arizona was number 36, Idaho came in at number 37, and Nevada was number 43.

According to Wallethub, here are the top 20 most educated states:

  1. Massachussetts
  2. Maryland
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Colorado
  6. Virginia
  7. New Jersey
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Minnesota
  10. Washington
  11. Utah
  12. Illinois
  13. Hawaii
  14. Rhode Island
  15. New York
  16. Oregon
  17. Delaware
  18. Maine
  19. Montana
  20. Wisconsin

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