In a recent study from WalletHub, our state, Tennessee, ranked 43rd among the most educated states, making us the 8th least educated state. The study "examined the key factors of a well-educated population: educational attainment, school quality, and achievement gaps between genders and races" and "compared all 50 states across 15 total metrics grouped into two categories. The data set ranges from share of adults aged 25 and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to gender gap in educational attainment."
Hey, at least we ranked higher than Mississippi, which was dead last!
See the full list of most and least educated states HERE.