Study ranks SC as 11th least-educated state in U.S.

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Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 2:58 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina is the 11th least-educated state in the United States, according to a study by WalletHub.


In the study, WalletHub compared all 50 states by examining educational attainment, school quality and achievement gaps between genders and race.

South Carolina had a 38 in educational attainment and a 43 in quality of education, leaving the Palmetto State with a total score 38.99.

Source: WalletHub

The study found the following states as the most educated:

  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Conneticut
  • Colorado
  • Vermont
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • New Hampshire
  • Minnesota
  • Washington

The following are the least educated state according to the study:

  • West Virginia
  • Mississippi
  • Lousiana
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Kentucky
  • Oklahoma
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina

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