Top 10 most Educated States US United States America Literate University Schools College

Top 10 most Educated States US United States America Literate University Schools College

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Top 10 most Educated States US United States America Literate University Schools College

Top 10  Educated states in US 2017

Rates of literacy in the United States depend on which of the various definitions of literacy is used. Governments may label as literate those individuals who can read a couple thousand simple words they learned by sight in the first four grades in school. Other sources may term such individuals functionally illiterate if they are unable to use basic sources of written information like warning labels and driving directions. The World Factbook prepared by the CIA describes the definition of literacy in most countries as "age 15 and over can read and write." The literacy rates are not completely measurable.


Methodology

Jonathan Kozol, in his book Illiterate America, suggests that the very high figures of literacy may be due to poor methodology. The Census Bureau reported literacy rates of 86% based on personal interviews of a relatively small portion of the population and on written responses to Census Bureau mailings. They also considered individuals literate if they simply stated that they could read and write, and made the assumption that anyone with a fifth grade education had at least an 80% chance of being literate. Kozol notes that, in addition to these weaknesses, the reliance on written forms would have obviously excluded many individuals who did not have a literate family member to fill out the form for them. Finally, he suggests that because illiterate people are likely to be unemployed and may not have telephones or permanent addresses, the census bureau would have been unlikely to find them (and that if they did, these people might be especially reluctant to talk to a stranger who might be a bill collector, tax auditor, or salesperson).


State information

State

 % High school graduate

Rank

Montana

92.8%

1

Minnesota

92.4%

2

New Hampshire

92.

3

Wyoming

92.3%

3

Alaska

92.1%

5

Vermont

91.8%

6

North Dakota

91.7%

7

Maine

91.6%

8

Iowa

91.5%

9

Utah

91.2%

10

Hawaii

91.0%

11

Wisconsin

91.0%

11

South Dakota

90.9%

13

Nebraska

90.7%

14

Colorado

90.7%

14

Washington

90.4%

16

Kansas

90.2%

17

Connecticut

89.9%

18

Oregon

89.8%

19

Massachusetts

89.8%

19

Michigan

89.6%

21

Idaho

89.5%

22

Maryland

89.4%

23

District of Columbia

89.3%

 

Pennsylvania

89.2%

24

Ohio

89.1%

25

New Jersey

88.6%

26

Delaware

88.4%

27

Missouri

88.4%

27

Virginia

88.3%

29

Illinois

87.9%

30

Indiana

87.8%

31

Oklahoma

86.9%

32

Florida

86.9%

32

United States

86.7%

 

Rhode Island

86.2%

34

Arizona

86.0%

35

North Carolina

85.8%

36

New York

85.6%

37

South Carolina

85.6%

37

Tennessee

85.5%

39

Georgia

85.4%

40

Nevada

85.1%

41

West Virginia

85.0%

42

Arkansas

84.8%

43

Alabama

84.3%

44

New Mexico

84.2%

45

Kentucky

84.2%

45

Louisiana

83.4%

47

Mississippi

82.3%

48

Texas

81.9%

49

California

81.8%

50

Puerto Rico

73.0%

 

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Montana – has 92.8% of high school graduate which is maximum among all states.

 

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