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WOODBOURNE, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Children eat breakfast at the federally-funded Head Start Program school on September 20, 2012 in Woodbourne, New York. The school provides early education, nutrition and health services to 311 children from birth through age 5 from low-income families in Sullivan County, one of the poorest counties in the state of New York. The children receive 2/3 of their daily nutritional needs through meals, which include breakfast, lunch and snack, that are prepared at the school and served family-style in classrooms. The county Head Start program was expanded with a $1 million grant from President Obama's 2009 stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Head Start, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the longest-running early education program for children of low-income families in the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

We all know that getting a good education is essential, and the more education you have the better chances you’ll have once you get into the job market. Now, it’s probably not shocking to find out that some states have a more educated population than others, although which states they are may surprise you, or maybe not.

Top Ten Most Educated States in the U.S.

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Maryland
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Colorado
  6. Virginia
  7. New Jersey
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Minnesota
  10. Washington
  • As for the least educated state in the U.S., West Virginia earns that “honor,” with a score of just 23.65, coming in dead last for educational attainment.

Click here to see where your state falls on the list

Source: WalletHub