Let’s face it, some American states just have their stuff together. There are a variety of factors that contribute to the overall well being of a state and its citizens. Some cities may be quite developed, but the rest of the state drags them into obscurity. We’ve ranked states by highest level of education: looking at college entrance exam scores, the number of high school dropouts and college graduates. That’s not to say, of course, that those who don’t attend college are unintelligent or unsuccessful, but college graduates have been proven to have higher income potential and work in more advanced fields. These 30 states take the cake for the being the brightest and best educated of our modest 50.
In ranking the smartest states in America, these are the top contenders.