|A recent study has been released that details the most and least educated states in America.|
West Virginia has found itself near the bottom of the list.
The personal finance website WalletHub released a study titled '2019's Most & Least Educated States in America,' by comparing all 50 U.S. states across 20 total metrics.
Some of these metrics include university quality, highest/lowest percentage of high school diploma holders and gender gap in educational attainment, among others.
The metrics were then grouped into two categories, 'Educational Attainment' rank and a 'Quality of Education' rank. Each state was then given a total score.
This study found West Virginia ranked as the 49th of 50 states 'Most Educated States.'
West Virginia ranked in last place at 50 in the 'Educational Attainment' rank and at 42 in the 'Quality of Education' rank.
Only one state, Mississippi, was ranked below West Virginia in this study.