LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A study conducted by SafeHome.org determined that the Commonwealth ranked as the 42nd smartest state.
The study used the latest data from from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board and ACT.
The website claims that the rankings were determined by analyzing several categories in each state, including bachelor’s degrees, professional degrees and college prep test scores.
Here are the statistics used to find out where Kentucky ranked:
- · Adults 25+ with bachelor’s degrees: 14%
- · Public high school graduation rate (2016-17): 90%, No. 3 in U.S.
- · Median SAT score (2018-19): 1,232
- · Average composite ACT score (2017-18): 20.2
Indiana was ranked as the 38th smartest state.
The top five smartest states, according to SafeHome.org, are New Jersey, Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Montana. The bottom five are Idaho, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Louisiana.
For the full list of states and their statistics, click here.