Colorado ranks as the 3rd most educated state in America.

Massachusetts came in first, and Maryland ranked 2nd most educated.

In order to determine where the most educated Americans live, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 18 key metrics.

According to WalletHub, the data set ranges from share of adults aged 25 and older with at least a high school diploma to average university quality to the gender gap in educational attainment.

How educated is Colorado? (1=Most; 25=Avg.):

  • 14th – % of High-School Diploma Holders
  • 1st – % of Associate's Degree Holders or College-Experienced Adults
  • 2nd – % of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
  • 8th – % of Graduate- or Professional-Degree Holders
  • 1st – Gender Gap in Educational Attainment
Source: WalletHub