Study Says Connecticut is the Third Most Educated State in the Nation
Wallet Hub recently did an education study to find the most educated state in the nation. While CT did well, they did not get the number 1 overall ranking, that went to Massachusetts. The Nutmeg State came in at No. 3 in the U.S.
Wallet Hub used two key dimensions and 18 metrics to compile the list. The dimensions were "Educational Attainment" and "Quality of Education." The metrics included:
- Share of Adults Aged 25 and Older with at Least a High School Diploma: Full Weight - 15 points
- Share of Adults Aged 25 and Older with at Least Some College Experience or an Associate's Degree: Full Weight - 15 points
- Share of Adults Aged 25 and Older with at Least a Bachelor's Degree: Full Weight - 15 points
- Share of Adults Aged 25 and Older with at Least a Graduate or Professional Degree: Full Weight - 15 points
Our neighbors represented well on the list with New York coming in at number 15 and New Jersey showing up at 7.
While a college education is no guarantee that a person will enjoy a better life than someone who does not have one, nearly every study on the matter indicates that the majority of people who are college educated do better than folks who do not have one.
I have one problem with the "Quality of Education" dimension which is extremely subjective. Educators on all levels will be the first to tell you that ranking academic institutions is a pointless exercise.
Since my readers know I have a problem with the State of Florida, you might be wondering where the "Fun-shine" State is on the list. Florida ranked at 22 in the nation which is better than I expected but not great. Florida you say?
P.S. I went to Westchester Community College for what it's worth. Not bragging, what up Valhalla!