Virginia named 2019’s sixth most educated state

Published 2:24 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019


With Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing a correlation between higher education levels, higher income and lower unemployment rates, the personal-finance website WalletHub, on Monday, released its report on 2019’s most and least educated states in America, ranking Virginia as the sixth most educated state.

In order to determine where the most educated Americans live, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of adults ages 25 and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to gender gap in educational attainment.

On a scale of one to 50 with one being most educated and 25 being average, Virginia ranked 29th in its percentage of high school diploma holders, ninth in its percentage of associates degree holders or college-experienced adults, sixth in its percentage of bachelors degree holders, fourth in its percentage of graduate or professional degree holders, 24th in average university quality and first in gender gap educational attainment.

The full report can be found at:

WalletHub is owned by Evolution Finance Inc., and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.