Report: Indiana Ranks Among Least Educated States

Posted On September 29, 2017

By Travis Thayer

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A new report shows that Hoosiers are less educated the most.

24/7 Wall Street released their education rankings on September 23.

According to the report, 25.6 percent of Indiana adults have a bachelor’s degree, which ranks 42nd in the nation.

Only Oklahoma, Alabama, Nevada, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia have lower percentages of adults with a bachelor’s degree.

Despite the low ranking, a college education may not be necessary for a relatively large share of the Hoosier labor force. Nearly 18.8 percent of Indiana’s workers are employed in manufacturing, the largest share of any state.

The economy is also thriving with just a 4.4 unemployment rate.

Ohio ranked as the 37th most educated state. Kentucky checked in at 46th overall.

The top 5 most educated states are Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

Read the full report at www.247wallst.com.