Kentucky ranks among least smart states

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Commonwealth of Kentucky

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A new study ranks Kentucky among the least smart states in the country.

Safehome.org, released a study ranking the smartest and dumbest states in America.

They used the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education the College Board and ACT to come up with their findings.

The rankings were determined by analyzing several categories in each state, including bachelor’s degrees, professional degrees and college prep test scores.

Findings for Kentucky:
– Adults 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree is 14%
– Public high school graduation rate (2016-2017) IS 90% (ranks No. 3 in U.S.)
– Median SAT score (2018-2019) 1,232
– Average composite ACT score (2017-2018): 20.2

The top 10 smartest states include: New Jersey, Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oregon and Minnesota.

The top 10 least smart states include: Oklahoma, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky.

You can find the full study here.

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(This story was originally published on November 21, 2019)

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