This study provides U.S. state education rankings as measured by graduation rates for high school, college, and grad/professional school.
According to U.S. Census estimates, only seven U.S. states have high school graduation rates above 90%: Minnesota, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah, and Vermont. The percentage of United States residents who have earned a high school diploma is 84.5%.
There are fifteen states with above average high school and college graduation rates: Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. The percentage of United States residents who have earned a Bachelor's degree is 27.4%.