Virginia is 2017’s sixth most educated state in America, study says

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 13:59:02-05

A WalletHub study ranked Virginia as the sixth most educated state in America.

In order to determine the most and least educated states, WalletHub gathered data from adults across the U.S. aged 25 and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to gender gap in educational attainment.

How educated is Virginia? (1=Most; 25=Avg.):

  • 29th – % of High-School Diploma Holders
  • 10th – % of Associate’s Degree Holders or College-Experienced Adults
  • 6th – % of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
  • 4th – % of Graduate- or Professional-Degree Holders
  • 23rd – Avg. University Quality
  • 1st – Gender Gap in Educational Attainment

The Commonwealth ranked seventh in “educational attainment” and fifth in “quality of education.”