Nevada Flunks New Study Of "Most Educated States"

New England States Fare Best, Southeast Worst

Mitch Kelly
January 21, 2020 - 7:00 am
Test receives a failing grade

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada gets a failing grade in a new study that looked at America's Most Educated States.

The study comes courtesy of the financial website WalletHub. WalletHub examined the key factors of a well-educated population: educational attainment, school quality and achievement gaps between genders and races, comparing all 50 states across 18 total metrics grouped into two categories.

The data set ranges from share of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to gender gap in educational attainment.

After all was said and done, and all the tests graded, Nevada came in a less than impressive 43rd. The Silver State came in 30th in the "Quality of Education" category, though.

States in the northeast fared best in the study, with Massachusetts and Maryland your Top 2, followed by Colorado, Vermont and Connecticut.

The only states that fared worse than Nevada: South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia, and - at the bottom - Mississippi.

For a look at the full study, click here.