I always knew we were pretty smart, especially in our little corner of Minnesota, well, now we have proof! According to a study done by Wallethub, Minnesota ranks 8th in overall education rates.

The study looked at all levels of education, starting with High School Diplomas and going all the way to Graduate or Professional Degree holders. The breakdown makes us look even better, check out these stats:

High School Graduates: Minnesota ranks number 3 for the percentage of high school grads

Associate's Degree, or college experience: Minnesota ranks number 3 here as well for the percentage of adults who have an Associate's degree or college experience

We did not make the top 5 for Bachelor's degree or higher, but, hitting number 3 for high school as well as Associate's is pretty outstanding.

The number one educated State in the Country is Massachusetts, with the least educated State being Mississippi.

Most Educated States

Overall Rank* State Total Score ‘Educational Attainment’ Rank ‘Quality of Education’ Rank 
1 Massachusetts 80.06 1 1
2 Maryland 73.21 3 4
3 Vermont 70.07 6 5
4 Connecticut 68.22 4 17
5 Colorado 67.97 2 31
6 Virginia 66.98 7 9
7 New Hampshire 66.32 5 20
8 Minnesota 65.57 8 11
9 Utah 64.53 11 6
10 Washington 63.77 9 16
11 New Jersey 62.93 10 10
12 New York 56.73 18 12
13 Oregon 55.71 12 37
14 Hawaii 55.65 13 28
15 Illinois 55.62 17 21
16 Delaware 55.40 23 7
17 Maine 54.91 20 15
18 Montana 53.37 14 41
19 Kansas 53.31 15 38
20 Wisconsin 53.23 24 14
21 Rhode Island 52.95 25 13
22 Nebraska 52.08 19 33
23 North Dakota 52.02 22 23
24 Wyoming 51.25 21 29
25 California 50.03 37 2
26 Iowa 49.69 27 18
27 Alaska 49.19 16 49
28 Florida 48.86 36 3
29 Pennsylvania 48.74 28 22
30 Michigan 48.66 26 35
31 North Carolina 46.03 32 26
32 Ohio 45.08 34 25
33 Georgia 44.96 35 24
34 Missouri 44.50 31 36
35 South Dakota 44.12 29 43
36 Arizona 42.61 33 40
37 Indiana 41.82 40 8
38 Idaho 41.66 30 47
39 Texas 37.12 43 19
40 New Mexico 36.32 38 45
41 Tennessee 35.85 42 32
42 South Carolina 34.77 39 46
43 Oklahoma 34.43 41 39
44 Nevada 33.31 44 34
45 Kentucky 32.15 46 27
46 Alabama 30.23 45 44
47 Arkansas 27.90 47 30
48 Louisiana 22.57 48 48
49 West Virginia 21.02 50 42
50 Mississippi 19.32 49 50

*1=Most Educated

Proof positive we are pretty smart, and great news that so many of our youth are graduating High School.