SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new study says South Dakota ranks 35th in a list of 50, as the best-educated state in the nation.
The study, conducted by Schoolaroo, a scholarship-finding company, looked at factors like educational attainment and school quality in determining which states were more literate than others.
In the region, Minnesota ranked best at 9th. Iowa was 19th, Nebraska 21st, and North Dakota was 33rd. Massachusetts ranked at the top, Oklahoma at the bottom.
A similar study on college enrollment puts South Dakota in 40th place.
College enrollment had been dropping nationally even before the pandemic, however, the enrollment crisis at U.S. colleges and universities has deepened in Spring 2022.
Since enrollment figures are declining, student debt and college costs are now raising concerns, causing doubts about the value of a college education.
*See the complete Most & Least Educated States 20222 report here: https://scholaroo.com/most-educated-states/
*See the complete College Enrollment in 2022 report here: https://scholaroo.com/college-enrollment/