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Wisconsin ranked as 21st most educated state in the U.S.

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 17:23:19-05

WISCONSIN — According to a new study done by WalletHub, Wisconsin is ranked as the 21st most educated state in the United States.

Level of education attained can have a big impact on our lives, including what jobs we get, how much we get paid, and career opportunities.

According to WalletHub, "Generally, the higher the level of education one completes, the higher their income potential and the lower their chances of unemployment become."

In the study, WalletHub looked at educational attainment, school quality, and achievement gaps between genders and races.

Wisconsin ranked 21st overall with 53.96 points, 25th in educational attainment, and 13th in quality of education.

Nearby Midwest states such as Illinois and Minnesota ranked better than us with Illinois in 12th overall, and Minnesota in 10th overall.

Taking first place is Massachusetts with a total score of 81.84.

On the plus side though, Wisconsin ranked 4th when it came to highest average university quality.

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